Sporting CP vs FC Porto Prediction & Match Preview

Sporting CP vs FC Porto
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 5 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue:  Estádio José Alvalade (Lisbon).

As far as h2h history at this stadium is concerned, Sporting CP have the upper hand.

However, FC Porto have just been too hot to handle in their recent clashes and have dropped points just once in their last ten games overall. Hence, count on the hosts to be given a run for their money this weekend.

Sporting CP vs FC Porto Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash ended in a 1-1 tie.
  • Both teams have had their names on the scoresheet in three of their past five meetings.
  • Four of their previous five fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • A stalemate has occurred just once in their past five games.
  • FC Porto have registered the win four times in their previous ten matchups. (W-4, D-5, L-1)

Sporting CP vs FC Porto Prediction

Sporting CP made light work of Santa Clara with four unanswered goals to their name in their last Primeira Liga outing, following which they took down Portimonense in the Portugal League Cup by a 4-2 scoreline. Impressively, the hosts have now stumbled just twice in their past six games in all competitions.

It is also worth mentioning that the home side have admitted defeat on just four occasions this season. Currently, they are placed third on the table, nine points adrift of the in-form FC Porto.

The visitors have not been humbled in their past ten games in the top flight, and have dropped points just twice in the process. Furthermore, the guests are sporting a stellar four-match winning streak across various competitions, the most recent of which was a 4-2 win against Chaves in the League Cup.

To make matters worse for the Sporting CP faithful, FC Porto are the second-best away side in the cluster. They have not featured at the losing end since their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Gil Vicente, four months ago.

In sharp contrast, the hosts have lost twice in their past five games here. Given the blistering run of form that Porto are on, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of the visiting contingent this Sunday.

Be that as it may, it needs saying that the guests have not secured the bragging rights at this venue in the past decade. Taking into account that their last two h2h meetings here on the trot have also ended as a tie, a Draw no bet is sizing up to be the safest punt in this one.

Furthermore, all of the goals that FC Porto have conceded this season have come from their trips on the road. On the other hand, Sporting CP have been a constant threat in the final third, and have racked up six goals from their last three matchups here in the top flight.

As such, expect neither side to make it out of the ninety minutes with a clean sheet intact.

Sporting CP vs FC Porto Betting tips

  • Draw no Bet: FC Porto @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).