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Sporting Lisbon face off with visiting rivals Famalicão at Estádio José Alvalade in this Primeira Liga clash on Sunday.
All Sporting Lisbon v Famalicão game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Sporting Lisbon prepare for this game following on from a 1-1 Primeira Liga drawn result against Moreirense.
In that game, Sporting Lisbon had 60% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Sporting Lisbon was Paulinho (20'). Moreirense had 5 shots at goal with 1 on target. Walterson Silva (90') scored for Moreirense.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Sporting Lisbon have been involved. Breaking down the goal split during that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 2 while Sportinguistas totted up 7.
Going into this encounter, Sporting Lisbon are unbeaten in their previous 21 home league matches. What a fantastic run.
Famalicão go into this match after a 2-0 Primeira Liga win over Paços de Ferreira in their last match.
In that game, Famalicão managed 44% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Famalicão, the goalscorers were Anderson Oliveira (41') and Iván Jaime (64'). Paços de Ferreira got 3 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target.
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Famalicão has become apparent of late. Checking on their last six meetings reveals that it has occurred 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal tally of 5 while Famalicenses have scored 9. We will just have to see whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 9 on 05/12/2020 when it ended Famalicão 2-2 Sporting Lisbon.
That time, Famalicão managed 35% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The goalscorers were Gustavo Assunção (43') and Jhonata Robert (89').
For their opponents, Sporting Lisbon got 15 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Pedro Gonçalves (37') and Pedro Porro (45') scored.
The match was refereed by Luis Godinho.
Team News: Sporting Lisbon
Sporting Lisbon boss Rúben Amorim has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match with a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Famalicão
Due to a mostly available squad, there’s only the lone fitness problem for the Famalicão gaffer Ivo Vieira to be concerned about. João Neto (Unknown Injury) misses out for this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Sporting Lisbon look likely to get a couple of goals in this one when they face Famalicão, who won’t find it easy to score.
Therefore, we are anticipating a pretty comfortable 2-0 win for Sporting Lisbon at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio José Alvalade (50,095)
Captain: Sebastián Coates
Chairman: Frederico Varandas
Manager: Rúben Amorim
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 1, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Player: Nuno Santos
Typically playing in the Right Wing position, Nuno Santos was born in Trofa, Portugal. After having made a senior debut playing for Benfica in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 6 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 23 appearances.