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Sporting Lisbon will be at Estádio do Dragão on Saturday for the Primeira Liga clash with hosts Porto.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Porto v Sporting Lisbon can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Porto are hoping to win again following a 1-2 Primeira Liga victory vs Marítimo.
In that game, Porto managed 73% possession and 14 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Porto, the scorers were Mateus Uribe (14') and Otávio (90'). Marítimo got 12 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Léo Morais (18') scored for Marítimo.
Sérgio Conceição's Porto have scored a sum total of 10 times over their prior 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games amounts to 6.
A look at their previous results shows us that Porto:
- are unbeaten in the league by Sporting Lisbon in their previous 8 matches. A decent run, indeed.
- have not been beaten in their last 8 league matches at home. It's been impressive.
Sporting Lisbon will go into the match following on from a 2-0 Primeira Liga win with the eclipse of Portimonense in their previous match.
In that game, Sporting Lisbon managed 57% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For Sporting Lisbon, the goalscorers were Zouhair Feddal (27') and Nuno Santos (31'). Portimonense had 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
Over the course of 5 of the prior six games featuring Sporting Lisbon, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell is a paltry 2, with the number of goals averaged by Sportinguistas standing at 1.83. It will be interesting to see if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Sporting Lisbon:
- haven't beaten Porto when they've played them away from home in the last 4 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are unbeaten in their previous 10 away league matches. Travelling very well.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results going back to 02/03/2018 shows that these encounters have not been happy ones for Sporting Lisbon. They’ve not managed to register any victories at all while Porto have maintained the edge over them, getting wins in 67 per cent of those match-ups.
A sum of 15 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 10 of them from Dragões and 5 being from Sportinguistas. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 4 on 17/10/2020 when the final score was Sporting Lisbon 2-2 Porto.
That day, Sporting Lisbon had 54% possession and 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. The goals were scored by Nuno Santos (9') and Vietto (87').
Porto got 10 shots at goal with 5 on target. Mateus Uribe (25') and Jesús Corona (45') scored.
The match was refereed by Luis Godinho.
Team News: Porto
Looking at personnel, there is just one fitness concern for the Porto manager Sérgio Conceição to be concerned about due to a largely intact set of players. Iván Marcano (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out.
Team News: Sporting Lisbon
Sporting manager Rúben Amorim has not got a full squad to pick from. Luiz Phellype (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Paulinho (Hamstring Injury) are not able to play.
Sporting Lisbon have the capability to score a goal against this Porto outfit, however that possibly won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re expecting a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Porto at the end of the 90 minutes. Could easily see this go either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Dragão (50,033)
Captain: Képler Pepe
Chairman: Jorge Pinto da Costa
Manager: Sérgio Conceição
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 3, Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Key Man: Moussa Marega
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Moussa Marega was born in Les Ulis, France. After making a first senior appearance for Marítimo in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 6 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 20 appearances.