Sporting CP vs Portimonense
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade (Lisbon).
Portimonense are one of the worst sides in the cluster and are, at present, just two points shy of hitting rock bottom in the table. With Sporting CP undoubtedly at their best on home soil, count on the hosts to be too hot to handle come Sunday.
Sporting CP vs Portimonense Head to head (h2h)
- Their last meeting witnessed Sporting CP pick up a 4-2 victory.
- All of their past five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in five of their previous six encounters.
- None of their last nine games have ended as a tie.
- Portimonense have registered the win just twice in their past nine clashes. (W-2, D-0, L-7)
Sporting CP vs Portimonense Prediction
Sporting CP have been alternating between wins and defeats in their past five fixtures in the top flight, the most recent of which saw them agonizing lose 1-0 to Braga. Despite recording more shots on target, than their foes, in that latter clash, the hosts failed to make their efforts count and ultimately made the trip back home empty-handed.
It is also worth mentioning that the home team were far from disciplined in that game. Astonishingly, seven of their eleven players were booked by the referee. Five of which, came in the opening forty-five minutes.
Nevertheless, with thirty-two points in the bag, Sporting are currently sitting fourth on the ladder, one point behind third-placed Braga.
On the other hand, Portimonense are yet to hit the ground running in their respective campaign. Miserably, the visitors are on a three-match losing streak at the moment and have not picked up a win in the top flight since their 2-1 victory over Famalicao, back in late November.
To make matters worse, the guests have dropped points in nine of their previous ten outings. Taking into account that they have also been at the losing end in each of their past three visits to this stadium, Portimonense can rule out any hopes of coming away with the win this weekend.
Furthermore, to be frank, the visitors have hardly shown any resistance on the road. Disappointingly, they have conceded no less than two goals or more in four of their previous six outings on the trot.
In addition, Sporting CP have found the back of the net seven times from their past three h2h meetings here alone. As such, count on the hosts to win, and to rack up the goals tally, all on their own.
Sporting CP vs Portimonense Betting tips
Sporting CP to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).