Santa Clara vs Sporting CP
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 16 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estádio de São Miguel (Ponta Delgada).
Santa Clara have not tasted success against this foe at home for the past two decades. With the hosts stumbling in their last two games here on the trot as well, count on Sporting CP to have their unbeaten h2h streak intact at the end of the ninety minutes.
Santa Clara vs Sporting CP Head to head (h2h)
- Sporting CP picked up the win by a 1-0 scoreline in their previous encounter.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in two of their past five clashes.
- Five of their last eight games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- A stalemate has occurred just once in their previous eight fixtures.
- Sporting CP have registered the win six times in their last eight games. (W-6, D-2, L- 0)
Santa Clara vs Sporting CP Prediction
Santa Clara further extended their winless run last week, in their clash with Maritimo on the road, after a stoppage-time goal from Ruben Ferrier kept the final scores at 2-2. The hosts have now failed to pick up a win in the Primeira Liga since late September, and have garnered just four points from their last five matchups.
At the moment, the home side are sitting fourteenth in a cluster of eighteen and are just six points shy of falling into the relegation zone.
On the other hand, Sporting CP will be making the trip to Estadio de Sao Miguel on the back of a disappointing 3-0 defeat at the hands of LASK Linz in the Europa League. Be that as it may, the visitors have been coping a lot better in their domestic campaign.
The guests pulled off a 1-0 win in their most recent clash with Moreirense at home, and are currently dwelling in the top four as well. It is also worth mentioning that Sporting CP have stumbled just twice on the road this term.
In sharp contrast, even home advantage has not been able to help Santa Clara come out on top lately. They are winless in their last three fixtures here and have picked up just a point in the process.
To pile on even more misery, the hosts have been admitting back to back defeats in their past three matchups with this foe on home soil. As such, Sporting CP should make no mistake in coming away with the win this week.
Furthermore, the visitors have been tame in the final third. They have found the back of the net just once in their last two outings. Meanwhile, five of the previous seven fixtures here have been low scoring affairs with fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
Taking the aforementioned into consideration, count on Sporting to wrap things up with a goal or two at the most in this one.
Santa Clara vs Sporting CP Betting tips
Sporting CP to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).