Sporting CP vs Pacos de Ferreira
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 8 April 2018
Kick-Off at 20:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Jose Alvalade (Lisbon).
Sporting Lisbon will be hoping to bounce back from consecutive losses to Sporting Braga and Atletico Madrid in the last couple of games. They have been struggling with the efficiency up front against stronger sides throughout the entire season and they will hardly have the chance to enjoy the Champions League football next term.
The top two spots are five points away, which seems a bit too much with only six games left to play. The Lions ware also on the brink of an Europa League exit having lost the first leg of their quarterfinal tie with Atletico Madrid 2-0 away at Estadio Wanda Metropiltano on Thursday. Nonetheless, we have to mention that Jorge Jesus’ men have been quite consistent in home matches in Primeira Liga.
Sporting Lisbon have won eight Primeira Liga ties on the trot at Jose Alvalade without conceding a single goal in the process. They could easily make this trend longer against Pacos de Ferreira who have been anything but impressive on travels throughout the season. Ferreira have lost three and drawn one of last four league ties on the road, proving out to be quite vulnerable at the back along the way.
However, the head coach Joao Henriques has reasons to be satisfied with his team’s improvements in defensive efforts of late since Pacos de Ferreira have only conceded a single goal in last three league ties. They have won seven points along the way, a streak which includes the shocking 1-0 win over Porto in mid-March.
Sporting CP vs Pacos de Ferreira: Head-to-head
Sporting Lisbon have not had any troubles with Pacos de Ferreira lately.
The Lions have won each of last five meetings with Ferreira side.
Sporting have bagged an impressive seven-goal tally in last two home games against Pacos de Ferreira.
Sporting CP vs Pacos de Ferreira: Prediction
Ferreira look to be a completely different side on the road and we doubt they can avoid a big loss here in the capita.
The hosts will be highly motivated to rebound from recent losses and we expect them to do it in some style.
Sporting CP vs Pacos de Ferreira: Bet Tips
Sporting CP -1.5 handicap @ 1.65
HT/FT Sporting CP/Sporting CP @ 1.57.