Sporting CP vs Boavista
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 22 April 2018
Kick-Off at 20:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Jose Alvalade (Lisbon).
Sporting CP took advantage of Benfica’s loss to Porto to get just three points below their bitter city rivals in the battle for the second place and the Champions League football next term. The Lions will thus be highly motivated to keep ground on the Eagles, with the huge city derby upcoming next weekend at Estadio da Luz.
Furthermore, Jorge Jesus and his men had a super successful mid-week as well, beating Porto 1-0 in the second leg of their Taca da Liga semifinal. Such result led the match into extra-time and then penalties and Sporting CP came eventually on top after the penalty-shootout series.
Can the Lions back up the excellent spell of form and clinch fifth win on the bounce when they host the eighth-placed Boavista on Sunday evening at Estadio Jose Alvalade?
Sporting CP vs Boavista: Head-to-head
Sporting CP were ruthless towards Boavista in the most recent set of head to head outings between the two sides.
The Lions won nine and drew one of last ten meetings against Os Axadrezados.
Sporting Lisbon notched as many as seven goals in last two wins over Boavista.
Sporting CP vs Boavista: Prediction
The visitors revealed plenty of holes at the back in their latest league outings. They will come into this winless in last four matches in Primeira Liga and off the back of a 3-3 draw with Chaves at home. Additionally, they have been dreadful travellers for a while now in Primeira Liga where they lost six consecutive games on the road without scoring a single goal in the process. The bet that instantly emerges as the stand-out is certainly Sporting CP to keep a clean sheet at 1.66.
The Lions have been impeccable in front of the home crowd lately. They won nine straight league games at Estadio Jose Alvalade without conceding a goal at all along the way. You can have Sporting Lisbon to win by two or more goals at the odds of 1.72 here.
Sporting CP vs Boavista: Bet Tips
Sporting CP to keep a clean sheet @ 1.66
Sporting CP -1.5 handicap @ 1.72