Portimonense vs Sporting CP
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Portimao (Portimao).
Sporting CP took advantage of Benfica’s loss to Porto to get just three points away of the bitter city rivals in the contest for the second place and the Champions League football next term. With the game against the Eagles upcoming in the next round, Jorge Jesus’ men still have the right to hope for the elite class football, meaning they will be highly motivated to keep the good form going and grab the spoils on Saturday away at Portimonense.
The hosts have generally had a decent campaign so far in the season, but their form saw somewhat of a stumbling block in the last couple of weeks. Vitor Oliviera’s side lost last two league ties to Estoril and Chaves and they’ll face hard times bouncing back against one of league’s heavyweights here.
Portimonense vs Sporting CP: Head-to-head
Sporting won three and lost one of four head to head meetings with Portimonense.
The lone defeat came in the Taca da Portugal clash played in January 2016 (2-0).
This term’s meeting saw a comfortable 2-0 victory for the Lions at Estadio Jose Alvalade with goals form Bruno Fernandes and Bas Dost.
Portimonense vs Sporting CP: Prediction
Dost was the one who made the difference for Sporting last weekend when they saw off Boavista 1-0 at home, The Dutchman has 16 goals to his name in this term of Primeira Liga and he should have plenty of room to add to this fantastic tally past the struggling defense of Portimonense’s here. You can back Dost as the anytime goalscorer at the odds of 1.61.
Overall, Portimonense struggled to keep things tight at the back in recent weeks. They conceded two or more in three of last four league matches. Knowing that Sporting CP are desperate for the spoils here, we do find the visitors to net at least two as a banker at 1.40. The away win also looks to be a true banker worth backing with high stakes at the same 1.40 odds. Braver tipsters can go with handicap picks chasing Jesus’ men to win by two or more goals at the 2.5 odds.
Portimonense vs Sporting CP: Bet Tips
Sporting CP -1.5 handicap @ 2.15
Bas Dost to score anytime @ 1.61