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Porto are the guests at Estádio José Alvalade on Saturday for the Primeira Liga tie with hosts Sporting Lisbon.
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Sporting Lisbon head into this game after a 1-1 Primeira Liga drawn game against Famalicão.
In that game, Sporting Lisbon had 59% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Sporting Lisbon, the goalscorers were Nuno Mendes (68' Own goal) and João Palhinha (82'). For their opponents, Famalicão had 14 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
Sporting Lisbon haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They have totted up the amount of 16 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 7. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily follow through here, though.
Leading up to this clash, Sporting Lisbon:
- haven't lost in the league to Porto in their last 2 games.
- haven't won against Porto in their previous 9 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 28 home league matches. An amazing run.
Porto will come into the meeting following on from a 3-0 Primeira Liga win versus Arouca in their last fixture.
In that match, Porto had 60% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Porto, the goalscorers were Mateus Uribe (24'), Mehdi Taremi (34') and Iván Marcano (63'). At the other end, Arouca had 8 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
Over the course of their last 6 outings, Porto have bagged a tally of 15 goals. Porto have also managed to score in every single one of those games. In that time, they’ve seen 2 goals scored by their opponents.
Their prior results show that Porto:
- haven't been defeated by Sporting Lisbon when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. A very decent away record against them.
- are undefeated in their last 16 away league matches. An amazing run.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 12/01/2019 shows that Sporting Lisbon have won 0 of these and Porto 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
An aggregate of 12 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 4 for Sportinguistas and 8 coming from Dragões. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 21 on 27/02/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Porto 0-0 Sporting Lisbon.
That time, Porto had 55% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
For their opponents, Sporting Lisbon got 4 shots on goal with 0 on target.
The referee was João Pinheiro.
Team News: Sporting Lisbon
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Sporting Lisbon gaffer Rúben Amorim to contend with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Sebastián Coates (Knee Problems) is out of contention.
Team News: Porto
Porto boss Sérgio Conceição has multiple availability issues to deal with. Marchesín (Knee Injury) and Marko Grujic (Muscle Injury) will not be playing here.
We’re inclined to think that Porto and Sporting Lisbon could both end up scoring in a what should be a good tussle with little between the two teams.
It appears that a draw might be on the cards. We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a score draw when all is said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio José Alvalade (50,095)
Captain: Sebastián Coates
Chairman: Frederico Varandas
Manager: Rúben Amorim
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 3, Champions League (Group C)
🔑 Star Man: João Palhinha
Customarily taking up the Central Defensive Midfielder position, João Palhinha was born in Lisbon, Portugal. After making a first senior appearance for Moreirense in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Midfielder has netted 2 league goals in the Liga Portugal 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 4 appearances.