Aves vs Sporting CP: Preview and Predictions

Aves vs Sporting CP 2017-18 Portuguese Cup 20th May 2018

Desportivo Aves vs Sporting CP
Taca de Portugal
Date: Sunday, 20 May 2018
Kick-Off at 17:15 UK / 18:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Nacional, Oeiras.

Sporting CP shockingly fell 2-1 away at Maritimo on the final day of Primeira Liga season to miss out on the opportunity to clinch a spot in the Champions League qualifications in the summer. The Lions, who managed to hold their own in matches against the likes of Juventus and Barcelona in this term of the most elite football competition on the continent, will thus come into the Taca de Portugal final in a horrendous mood, something Desportivo Aves could take advantage of and clinch the historic title on Sunday afternoon in Oeiras.

The shocking loss to Maritimo ruined the entire season for Sporting whose fans invaded their training on Tuesday and assaulted several players and the head coach Jorge Jesus. Team’s top scorer Bas Dost was hurt after the incident caused by a group of 50 vandals and he might likely skip Sunday’s Cup final with Desportivo Aves.

Aves vs Sporting CP: Head-to-head

Sporting were more than dominant in the short history of H2H encounters with Desportivo Aves.

The Lions won five and drew one of six head to head ties against Aves.

Aves failed to find the back of the net at all in last five encounters against Sporting Lisbon.

The Lions won both of this term’s clashes in Primeira Liga with the goal difference of 5-0 in the process.

Aves vs Sporting CP: Prediction

Sporting should be massive favourites because of both the gulf in quality and the head to head trend, but we don’t quite see them as the outfit closer to grab the silverware after the most recent incident. This will likely be the last match in the club for most players as well as Jorge Jesus who will face hard times motivating his lads after what happened in mid-week.

Aves have generally been enjoying a solid attacking form lately as they notched five goals in last two league clashes with Moreirense and Chaves and we’ll try with them making an upset here. Jose Mota and his men will be much more motivated for the result on Sunday afternoon and we see a nice value in backing them not to lose in 90 minutes at the odds of 2.62.

Braver tipsters can go on and back Aves to take advantage of the situation and win the match at the sky-high 6.50 odds.

Aves vs Sporting CP: Bet Tips

  • Desportivo Aves or Draw Double Chance @ 2.62
  • Desportivo Aves to win @ 6.50.

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