Sporting CP vs Moreirense
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 19th January 2019
Kick-off at 18.00 UK/ 19.00 CET
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade (Lisabon).
Leoes had a wonderful run at the beginning of the season, and most fans expected them to be at the top of the table once the second half of the season would commence. But against expectations, they have been demoted to the Europa League spots, as of now. The culprit would be the last few weeks. The team was able to secure just four points from their last four match-days.
Ivo Vieira’s men really tried to replicate their home-form in their trips on the road but had to be dissatisfied. There were glimpses of it intermittently in away ties, but consistency was really lacking for them. It has been their undoing in holding a European spot.
Sporting CP vs Moreirense Head-to-head (h2h)
- Verde e brancos have a 15-1 lead in h2h wins over this opponent.
- The last 11 head-to-head wins are in the name of Marcel Keizer’s men.
- At home, the Lions are 7-0 in wins against the Green and Whites.
- The team from Lisbon has scored in every single home-appearance against Ivo Vieira’s men.
- The last nine games between the teams, at this venue, produced a combined scorecard of 20-6, in favor of the hosts.
Sporting CP vs Moreirense Prediction
Marcel Keizer’s men had an eight-match winning run before their unexpected loss to Guimaraes. After falling behind in their race to the top, the team has been waiting for a good opportunity to make a statement to the rest of the league. The match-up with the team from Minho, against whom they have a combined goal-scoring tally of 20-6, at home, is the right candidate for the comeback.
Also, it has to be noted that, Sporting stumbled in away games. Here they have the home advantage. At home, they are still the beast that any team would think twice before facing. They are currently on a run of seven unbeaten home-ties, six of them wins. And, they have been unbeaten in 21 of their last 23 attempts at home. The team has also scored two or more goals in six of their last seven appearances at home, three or more goals in four of last six, and five or more goals in two of last five.
You can put your money on a home-win and Over 1.5 First Half Goals options with your eyes closed.
Sporting CP vs Moreirense Betting Tips
Over 1.5 First Goals @ 2.50 (3/2)
Sporting to Win @ 1.40 (2/5).