Portimonense vs Sporting CP
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 25 August 2019
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Portimão (Portimão).
Portimonense had ended up in the bottom half of the table last season, and to be precise, was just seven points above the cut-off line. The experience seems to have had some effect, as the team is going strong this campaign. They are unbeaten in their opening two fixtures, and with the home advantage for the third, fans do expect a good stretch from their squad.
But one thing they will need to keep in mind is the stature of the incoming guests. None other than Sporting will occupy the guests’ dugout this Sunday and is expected to provide one of the toughest obstacles for the home team.
Portimonense vs Sporting CP Head-to-head (h2h)
- Not a single match has ended in a draw yet.
- Five of the last seven matches saw Sporting recording the win.
- Only once has Sporting failed to score two or more goals.
- The hosts have never failed to keep a find the back of the net at this venue.
Portimonense vs Sporting CP Prediction
Sporting was and has almost always been one of the best teams in the competition. They had finished third in the table in 2018-19, and qualified for Europe, while their opposite number avoided the boot by just seven points.
Moreover, Sporting registered five wins from the last seven encounters and has only once ever failed to score two or more goals against this opponent. Also, Portimonense was winless in five of their last six home ties, whereas their counterparts ended their last season with five away wins in a road and a loss.
With these in mind, expect a terrific performance by the visitors. But taking into account their inability to keep a clean sheet in 22 of their last 25 road trips, and the hosts of the day has never failed to score in an h2h encounter at this venue, BTTS seems like a great option to back.
Portimonense vs Sporting CP Betting Tips
Sporting CP to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).