Belenenses vs Sporting CP: Prediction & Match Preview

Belenenses vs Sporting CP
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 5 May 2019
Kick-Off 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Nacional (Jamor).

Sporting Lisbon were impeccable in the last couple of months in Primeira Liga. They won nine in a row in the competition to narrow the gap behind second-placed Porto down to just six points and escape on a six-point cushion from fourth-placed Braga at the same time.

The Lions thus still have theoretical opportunity to overtake Porto in second place (the one which leads to Champions League next season), especially with the fixture against the Dragons scheduled for next weekend.

In the meantime, the team led by Marcel Keizer are massive favourites to keep their stellar form going on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Oeiras to take on top-half rivals Belenenses in 32nd round at Estadio Nacional.

O Belem had a satisfying campaign overall this season, but they will come into this in the lowest of spirits after a series of two tough losses to Rio Ave and Desportivo Aves.

Belenenses vs Sporting: Head-to-head

The Lions were the dominant side in the history of their head to head matches against Belenenses.

Sporting won three and drew one of past four encounters with O Belem.

Five of last six head to head affairs saw goals scored at both ends.

The Lions notched an impressive six-goal tally in last two clashes with O Belem.

Belenenses vs Sporting: Prediction

Looking at Belenenses’ defensive holes in recent matches, we would not be surprised to see another strong display from Sporting’s attacking line here at Estadio Nacional.

The visitors scored two or more goals in three of past four league outings. They have an exciting attacking line-up with the likes of Raphinha, Luiz Phellype (6 goals in 11 appearances) and Bruno Fernandes (team’s top scorer with 16 goals).

Bas Dost is a long-term absentee now, but Sporting have plenty of other weapons to hurt the vulnerable defensive line of Belenenses’. We can only see the comprehensive away victory as scenario here.

Belenenses vs Sporting: Bet Tips

  • Sporting to win @ 1.45 (9/20)
  • Sporting Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.57 (4/7).