Sporting CP vs FC Porto
Portugal – Cup
Date: Saturday, 25th May 2019
Kick-off at 17.15 UK/ 18.15 CET
Venue: Estádio Nacional (Oeiras).
Porto lost the league title race against Benfica after holding on to hope till the very last match-day. Both were neck-to-neck in the climatic stages, where misfiring in a single game cost the former their season-long hard work. The team will be determined to secure this domestic cup to compensate for their league heartbreak. They are in great form, with just two losses in the last 14 match-days, both against Liverpool in the Champions League.
Sporting arrives at this final quite high on confidence. They took out Benfica in the semifinals, after a thrilling set of two legs. Though Sporting lost the first leg on the road, they had posted an away goal, which came into use later in the return leg.
Sporting CP vs FC Porto Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last five wins went to Porto.
- The last two games had goals from both teams.
- In the last three years, only once has Porto lost a game.
- The last time these two met, which was some days back, Porto recorded a 2-1 win.
Sporting CP vs FC Porto Prediction
Sporting was winless in the last two games, though they were on a good run before that. But just the last match-day, they took on Porto and lost 2-1. Porto, on the other hand, won their last three games in a row and scored two or more goals in the last four attempts.
Porto will be hurting from losing out on the league title, after hanging on till the end against Benfica. By any means, they will want to provide reparations to the fans for that, and we can rely on them to give it all they can on the pitch to do that. Importantly, they lost just once against Sporting in the last three years, and they also registered four of the last five h2h wins. Expect Porto to lift the trophy at the end of the game.
But do understand that this is a one-off tie for a title, and Sporting comes into this fixture after taking out Benfica. Do not expect them to just go gentle. They have scored in the last 12 fixtures, and importantly, the last two meetings between these teams had goals at either end of the pitch. Expect the feat to be repeated this weekend.
Sporting CP vs FC Porto Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6)
FC Porto to Lift the Trophy @ 1.50 (1/2).