Sporting Lisbon vs Arouca Prediction & Match Preview

Sporting Lisbon vs Arouca Prediction and Match Preview Portuguese Primeira Liga by LeagueLane

Sporting Lisbon vs Arouca
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 5 March 2022
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade.

Sporting are placed second in the table at the moment, and they have been one of the best in the Portuguese top flight for the past several years. They are determined to secure a direct entry into the Champions League, via a top-two finish. And thus will be keen to keep the third-placed Benfica at bay.

Meanwhile, Arouca are one of the worst in the competition, and are placed close to the relegation zone. They have seldom recorded wins this season in the Primeira Liga, and most importantly, they have an inferior h2h record against this foe over the years.

For the reasons, expect a win for Sporting this Saturday at their home.

Sporting Lisbon vs Arouca Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The latest encounter had ended in a 1-2 win for Sporting.
  • They have a 100% winning record in the past nine years.
  • They had scored two or more goals in four of the last five meetings.
  • At this venue, the hosts had scored three or more goals in the last five clashes.

Sporting Lisbon vs Arouca Prediction & Analysis

Sporting have lost just twice in the past nine fixtures. One of these losses had come against toppers Porto, and one had come against Manchester City, in the Champions League.

Going on, they had won 13 of their preceding 16 appearances at home, and had scored two or more goals in nine of their last twelve such games.

On the other hand, Arouca were winless in ten of their past twelve overall fixtures, and in the process they had gone on two separate two-fixture losing streaks, and a three-game losing run.

Note that they have also won just twice on the road since July.

Considering these observations, and past h2h stats, expect a win for hosts Sporting.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Sporting have lost just twice all through the campaign.
  • They have conceded the least number of goals in the competition.
  • 16 of the 18 teams have failed to keep the number of conceded goals below 10 at home. Porto have let in nine, whole Sporting have conceded just five so far.

Tips for Sporting Lisbon vs Arouca

  • Sporting Lisbon -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Correct Score: 3-0 Sporting Lisbon @ 8.00 (7/1).