Sporting Lisbon vs Aberdeen
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020
Kick-Off at 20.00 UK
Venue: Estadio Jose Alvelade, Lisbon.
Aberdeen’s astonishing run of six consecutive victories across competitions got ruined last weekend with unexpected home loss to Motherwell.
The Dons are arguably playing the most important game of 2020 this Thursday in Portugal.
Their Europa League opponents are Sporting Lisbon, and getting through the next round would be a huge success for the Scottish side.
The odds are not going in their favour – the current price on Aberdeen to qualify are at 3.33.
What could be their advantage is that Portuguese Primeira Liga started last weekend with their opponents skipping the first round match.
Sporting might be out of competitive shape, so it will be interesting to see their premiere performance this season.
Sporting Lisbon vs Aberdeen Head-to-head
This is going to be the first time for Sporting Lisbon to face Aberdeen.
Sporting Lisbon vs Aberdeen Prediction
The last competitive match Sporting Lisbon had was in late July this year against Benfica.
Since they, The Golden Lions played three friendly matches and maintained 100% win rate. They were victorious against Portimonense 2-1 FT, Belenenses 3-1 FT and Real Valladolid 2-1 FT.
As you can see, the squad was very efficient, but the back line failed to keep one single clean sheet. Sporting ended the previous Primeira Liga campaign in 4th place and reached Europa League playoffs where they got eliminated by Istanbul Basaksehir.
As for their opponents, Aberdeen were doing good in the Premiership before the abovementioned loss to Motherwell.
The Dons are currently 4th with 12 points from six games. They scored at least one goal in six out of last seven games.
Judging by those pre-season games, Sporting’s defense seem vulnerable. Backing both teams to score in Lisbon is going to be our primary choice.
Sporting Lisbon vs Aberdeen Bet Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.83
Correct score 2:1 FT @ 8.00.