Sporting Lisbon vs Santa Clara
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 14 May 2022
Kick-off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade.
Sporting Lisbon was the only side to give Porto a chase for the title and coming as the runner-up, they will be hosting Santa Clara at Estádio José Alvalade this Saturday.
Sporting CP is at the 2nd spot on the standing with 82 points from 33 games. They won 26 times in the league while drew on 4 and lost only on thrice other occasions. The hosts have booked a UCL spot of their own and they lacked only 6 points from the Dragons to which they came second.
The Green and whites had to come back from 2-1 down at the break on last Saturday to beat Portimonense by 3-2 in the end for a third-straight league win. Sporting CP won 7 out of their previous 8 Primeira Liga matches and had continued to give a possible title-race from the season start.
On the other hand, Santa Clara resides at the 7th position on the table with 40 points. Of the 33 matches played, they won on 9 while drew in 13 and lost on 11 other occasions. They have nothing to play for in this dead rubber of a match on Saturday night as they could neither get a European spot nor will fall into relegation at this point.
The visitors beat Pacos Ferreira by 2-0 on last Sunday to go 5 matches unbeaten. Mário Silva’s men have seen their goal attempts be successful 8 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during the same equals to 7.
Sporting Lisbon vs Santa Clara Head-to-head (h2h)
- Their last 5 h2h games saw Sporting Lisbon with 4 wins while Santa Clara won once.
- Their last 4 h2h encounters saw scoring from both sides.
- Santa Clara won the reverse fixture by 3-2.
- They last met on January in the League Cup where Sporting won by 2-1.
Sporting Lisbon vs Santa Clara Prediction
Sporting Lisbon won 13 out of the 16 home games played this season. They also won he last 5 h2h games played at home and still remain unbeaten to this visitors at Estádio José Alvalade.
Meanwhile, Santa Clara are without an away win for the past 7 league matches. They won only once from their last 14 h2h fixtures.
We envisage Sporting to win this upcoming game at home thereby taking a possible revenge for the reverse fixture loss.
Sporting Lisbon vs Santa Clara Betting tips
Sporting Lisbon to win & BTT [email protected] 3.00 odds.
Over 2.5 goals & BTTS @ 2.40 odds.
Full time correct score Sporting Lisbon 2-1 @ 8.50 odds.