Sporting Lisbon vs Vizela Prediction & Match Preview

Sporting CP vs Vizela Portuguese Primeira Liga Predictions & Match Preview by LeagueLane

Sporting Lisbon vs Vizela
Portugal Primeira Liga,
Date: Friday, 6 August 2021
Kick-off 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Jose Alvalade.

Sporting Club Lisbon begin their title defense quest on Friday evening against Primeira Liga debutants Vizela at Estadio Jose Alvalade.

Last season, Sporting finally managed to end the dominance of Porto and Benfica in Portuguese football. They have won their maiden Primeira Liga title since 2001/02 last season by finishing the campaign five points clear off the second-placed Porto.

They enter the 2021/22 season in the highest of spirits, aiming to repeat the last year’s success.

Ruben Amorim, who is about to lead Sporting in his first full season at the helm, can be more than satisfied with his side’s displays in pre-season. The Lisbon outfit clinched four successive victories going into this season opener against Vizela.

The run includes back-to-back wins over Ligue 1 outfits Angers (2-0) and Lyon (3-2), as well as a 2-1 victory over Braga in the Portuguese Super Cup. The Lions have thus shown impressive attacking form this summer, bagging at least two goals in each of five games they played in July.

The hosts will fancy their chances of translating such a marvelous spell of form to competitive games, especially since they take on competition’s debutants Vizela here.

The visitors will have a very tough task to avoid a defeat in their inaugural top flight affair. They will enter the game in a completely opposite mood, having lost the League Cup tie 2-1 to lower-division Estrela two weeks ago.

Sporting Lisbon vs Vizela Head-to-head

  • This will only be the third head to head encounter between the two teams.
  • Sporting came on top on both occasion so far, eliminating Vizela out of the Portuguese Cup in 2006 and 2014 respectively.
  • Sporting Lisbon bagged five goals in the mentioned two wins, but they also conceded in both games.

Sporting Lisbon vs Vizela Prediction

Unlike their rivals, Vizela had a horrendous run in the pre-season. They lost six and drew one of seven matches this summer failing to score more than one goal in the last three outings in the process.

We have no other option but to back the defending champions to pick up a comprehensive victory in the first game of the new season in front of the home crowd.

Sporting Lisbon vs Vizela Betting Tips

  • Sporting Lisbon to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.90 odd
  • HT/FT Sporting Lisbon/Sporting Lisbon @ 1.83 odd.