Sporting vs Feirense
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 1 September 2018
Kick-Off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Jose Alvalade, Lisbon.
Azuis da Feira are certainly the most pleasant surprise of the competition after three opening games of the new Primeira Liga campaign. Nuno Santos’ men travel to the capital for the Sporting Lisbon tie unbeaten in three matches, a streak which saw them bag seven points along the way. The clash with one of league’s heavyweights will definitely be their toughest test yet, but we’d not be shocked to see the Lions struggling for a breakthrough on Saturday evening at Jose Alvalade.
Feirense conceded just one goal so far in the season. It’s very hard to create chances past Andrade and Briseno as the centre-back pair. It will be very interesting to see how Santos’ troops will handle the impressive attacking line of Sporting’s here. The Lions will also come into the match in high spirits after picking up two wins and a draw in three opening outings of the new season. They were even unlucky to concede a last-gasp equalizer against bitter rivals Benfica in the Lisbon derby last weekend.
Sporting vs Feirense: Head-to-head
Sporting completely dominated this match-up in its short history.
The Lions won five of six H2H meetings with Azuis da Feira.
Sporting won all of three home encounters with Feirense conceding just one goal in the process.
Sporting vs Feirense: Prediction
Jose Peseiro can be thrilled with his side’s attacking form at the start of the campaign. This summer’s acquisition Nani has already bagged three goals so far, while team’s top scorer in the previous term, Bas Dost, added two. Knowing that Sporting really dominated this tie over the history, it’s hard to predict any other scenario but a home win.
However, we are not quite attracted by the 1.30 odds for such outcome which is why we’ll shoot for the Under 2.5 goals FT at 2.05 as the main betting options expecting Nuno Santos and his men to park the bus at Jose Alvalade. Also, since Feirense scored no more than one goal in three away games against Sporting, we will try with the hosts to keep a clean sheet at 1.80.
Sporting vs Feirense: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.10 (11/10)
Sporting to keep a clean sheet @ 1.80 (4/5).