Sporting CP vs FC Porto
Portugal Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 17 October 2020
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Jose Alvalade (Lisbon).
Sporting has had a brilliant start to the new edition of the Portuguese Primeira Liga. With their two opening matches ending in a win, the Lions will look to build on that streak in the campaign.
Both their wins came with a clean sheet, and they will host on the back of a 0-2 win on the road against the likes of Portimonense last time out in the league schedule.
It will take more than a single loss to write away the reigning champions at an early stage of the contest this season, especially against a team, that was in the fourth-place last season.
FC Porto couldn’t build on their double win start to the league this term. They will visit after a 2-3 loss at home against Maritimo in the previous encounter.
Sporting CP vs FC Porto Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Dragons have been unbeaten in the last six overall meetings.
- Only one of their recent four fixtures has ended in a draw.
- Both teams have scored in four of the recent five matches.
- Their previous encounter gave a 2-0 home win for Porto.
- The host has only one win in their past five clashes at home.
Sporting CP vs FC Porto Prediction
The match is sizing to be a tight encounter, and we can’t expect a high-scoring affair to be sure when these big guns in the mix lock horns. However, some action is likely to take place and a couple of goals is also a probable assurance whenever these two sides meet.
Their recent five h2h meetings have seen at least 2 goals in each game, which is why backing the tip for over 1.5 goals in the encounter at Lisbon seems to be the best bet for the punters. At 1.40 odds, it assures a safe and decent return from the fixture.
The reigning champions are close to taking all three points. Despite the loss, the Dragons are capable of making a comeback in the league. To be safer, the draw no bet over FC Porto at 1.57 odds will probably be a suitable option for the punters in the clash.
Sporting CP vs FC Porto Betting tips
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Draw no bet: FC Porto @ 1.57 (4/7).