Portimonense vs Sporting
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 7 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Portimao (Portimao).
Sporting will be hoping to overtake bitter rivals Porto and Benfica who clash on each other in the O Classico earlier on the day. With a draw at Estadio da Luz and the Lions’ expected victory over the rock-bottomed Portimonense, Jose Peseiro’s men would get the maximum from the Matchday No 7.
The visitors have a chance to complete a perfect week following back-to-back wins over Maritimo and Vorskla in last seven days. They actually won five of last six matches across competitions, the narrow 1-0 loss to leaders Braga sitting as their lone failure along the way.
Peseiro can generally be thrilled with his side’s defensive performances as Sporting shipped only two goals in last four outings (including the mentioned away fixture at Braga). He mixed up his starting line-up for Thursday’s trip to Ukraine, but The Lions went unharmed thanks to a late stoppage-time comeback against Vorskla.
Portimonense vs Sporting: Head-to-head
Sporting won four out of four in H2H games against Portimonense in Primeira Liga.
Portimonense did manage to snatch a single victory in five H2H games, but it came in Taca da Liga clash back in January 2016.
The Lions notched three or more goals in all of four league wins over Portimonense.
Portimonense vs Sporting: Prediction
The hosts took just four points from six games so far. They managed their maiden victory of the campaign in the previous home fixture, beating Vitoria Guimaraes 3-2 at Estadio Municipal de Portikmao.
Nonetheless, the team led by Antonio Folha quickly returned to the old habits, falling 3-0 away at fellow strugglers Desportivo Aves last weekend (their first victory of the campaign).
The hosts own the second weakest defensive record in the league and they’ve shipped five goals in last two Primeira Liga matches against the likes of Vitoria Guimaraes and Desportivo Aves. It’s enough for us to claim the away win as a huge banker at the odds of 1.72.
Portimonense vs Sporting: Bet Tips
Sporting to win @ 1.72 (8/11)
Sporting Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.66 (4/6).