Sporting vs Boavista
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Jose Alvalade (Lisbon).
The Lions disappointed their fans badly when they fell 4-2 away at the struggling Portimonense side in the previous round of Primeira Liga. It was the second defeat in last three games for them, a run which halted their push for the title challenge. The Lions are still within the reach of Braga and Benfica who are four points adrift at the top of the standings, but they will need a serious turnaround in form if they want to live up to their ambitions.
Jose Peseiro’s men play host to Boavista in the last game of the day on Sunday evening at Estadio Jose Alvalade. The visitors were on a poor thread of three subsequent defeats, but they managed to bring it to an end beating the struggling Desportivo Aves 1-0 at home last time out through an own goal from Bruno Gomes.
Sporting vs Boavista: Head-to-head
Boavista have never been a tricky opposition to Sporting who won 21, drew 11 and lost just 6 of 38 head to head encounters.
The Lions were especially dominant in matches at Estadio Jose Alavlade where they are yet to be beaten by Boavista (14W, 5D and 0L).
Sporting Lisbon won each of last five head to head games against Os Axadrezados.
Sporting vs Boavista: Prediction
Sporting won each of three home games in Primeira Liga so far and they have to be considered heavy favourites here in spite of the last round defeat at Portimonense. They actually made it five victories on the spin on the home patch if we add Taca da Liga success against Maritimo and Europa League victory over Qarabag.
Boavista were dreadful travellers of late allowing as many as six goals in back-to-back away losses to Santa Clara and Rio Ave. Given their horrendous record in affairs at Estadio Jose Alvalade over the course of history, we have to back the hosts to cinch a comprehensive rebound victory on the evening.
Sporting vs Boavista: Bet Tips
HT/FT Sporting/Sporting @ 1.90 (9/10)
Sporting -1.5 handicap @ 2.05 (21/20).