FC Porto vs Sporting CP
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 18 May 2019
Kick-Off 18:30 UK / 19:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Do Dragao (Porto).
Porto picked up consecutive 4-0 wins in last two rounds, but such form will likely count for little as they need a miracle in the last round to defend their Primeira Liga title. The Dragons are two points short of leaders Benfica, albeit have a worse head to head record having lost both of this term’s meetings with the Eagles.
Sergio Conceicao’s men thus need a victory here against Sporting as well as Santa Clara’s huge shock against Benfica at Estadio da Luz simultaneously. It will be interesting to see if such touch situation and the fact they depend on the other result will affect Porto’s displays in this complicated fixture against the third Portuguese heavyweight Sporting Lisbon.
FC Porto vs Sporting CP: Head-to-head
Teams drew in three consecutive head to head encounters.
Sporting lifted the trophy in the League Cup final after a victory on penalties against Porto in January this year.
The league clash played at Estadio Jose Alvalade ended in a goalless draw also in January.
Six of last seven head to head games between these two likes ended with fewer than three goals scored.
FC Porto vs Sporting CP: Prediction
Sporting will be a tough nut to crack for Porto here. The visitors won ten and drew one of past eleven matches in all competitions. The streak included a 1-0 victory over Benfica in the Portuguese Cup semi-final in early-April. It also involves a 1-8 drubbing of Belenenses in team’s previous away fixture.
Even though the Lions have nothing to play for in terms of the actual result, we have reasons to expect a strong performance from the team led by Marcel Keizer here. The value is fine with the Lions not to lose by two or more goals difference at the odds of 1.65. You can alternatively back Under 3.5 goals FT pick at 1.44 bases on the most recent head to head record.
FC Porto vs Sporting CP: Bet Tips
Sporting to win in +1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.65 (13/20)
Under 3.5 goals FT @ 1.44 (4/9).