Sporting Lisbon vs Moreirense
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 26 February 2018
Kick-Off at 21:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Jose Alvelade, Lisbon
European displays have been top notch for Sporting Lisbon and their fans, but recent loss to Estoril in Primeira Liga has allowed Porto FC to increase the gap to five points. The Lions will play their 24th round match a bit later than the majority of teams; they welcome Moreirense this Monday and anything but comfortable win for the hosts would be a big surprise.
The visiting team is currently hammered to the bottom of the table after winning only 19 points from the 23 duels so far. Awful stats in the attack are one of the main reasons for the awful placement. Moreirense’s offensive line scored only 18 goals, which is the worst record in the league. Recent game against Porto FC at home ended without goals, so fans are hoping for another miracle against top tier squads.
Efficiency is the only difference which separates Sporting from Benfica and Porto this season. Their opponents scored a lot more goals (+12 and +14). Dutch striker Bas Dost is carrying a lot of burden, being teams top goal scorer with 20 goals, while the 2nd on the list is Bruno Fernandes with only eight.
Sporting Lisbon vs Moreirense: Head-to-head
These two opponents have met 17 times in the past; Sporting Lisbon have won the majority of duels (11), while Moreirense’s fans had the opportunity to celebrate victory in only two occasions. The average number of goals seen in those is slightly over 3.00 per match.
Sporting Lisbon vs Moreirense: Prediction
Moreirense’s stats are leaving us no other option but to back home win to nil’ at 1.90. Sporting’s back line didn’t look good in the last three outings (conceded 5 goals), but facing one of the weakest squads in the league should change that.
Sporting Lisbon vs Moreirense: Bet Tips
Home win to nil’ @ 1.90
2-0 Correct Score @ 6.20.