Sporting CP vs Farense
Portugal Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2020
Kick-Off at 20.30 UK
Venue: Estadio Jose Alvelade, Lisbon.
Sporting Lisbon’s almost perfect season was ruined a little bit in the most recent Primeira Liga appearance when they drew against Famalicao 2-2. Despite that, the Golden Lions are still table leaders with 23 points from nine games, and hoping to remain at that spot after round number ten. They are massive favorites against newcomers to the top flight team Farense who are hanging around the relegation zone since the campaign started.
This squad definitely shouldn’t be underestimated though. Maritimo and Boavista have made that same mistake recently and got defeated. All in all, we are expecting to see one-sided match. Hosts are huge favorites for the win at low 1.33 odds.
Sporting CP vs Farense Head-to-head
Even though Farense haven’t been members of the elite for 18 years, they faced Sporting Lisbon 16 times in the past. Stats are not looking so good, having one win, four draws and 11 defeats.
Sporting Lisbon never lost to this opponent at home in history, and they scored 15 goals in eight encounters.
The most recent one was played at this same venue in 2002 when hosts won 1-0.
Sporting CP vs Farense Prediction
Sporting Lisbon are looking so well this season under leadership of head manager Emanuel Ferro. Also the fact they are not involved in European competitions is probably allowing them to fully focus on domestic matches.
New rising star Pedro Goncalves is having the best season of his career, managing to score ten goals in just eight appearances.
The Golden Lions had four appearances in Lisbon so far, and managed to win three of them. The only draw happened against Porto when they scored a late equalizer in four-goals thriller.
As mentioned above, Farense found their quick way out of the relegation zone thanks to two victories in the last three matches.
Overall, we don’t believe this team can do any harm to top tier teams, so home win to nil’ is going to be our most recommended bet here.
Sporting CP vs Farense Bet Tips
Home win to nil’ @ 2.20
Sporting Lisbon to score in both halves @ 1.90.