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The Primeira Liga match at Estádio José Alvalade on Saturday sees home team Sporting Lisbon locking horns with Portimonense.
Our Sporting Lisbon v Portimonense predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Sporting Lisbon will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 2-0 Primeira Liga success versus Paços de Ferreira.
In that game, Sporting Lisbon had 45% possession and 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. For Sporting Lisbon, goals were scored by João Mário (20') and João Palhinha (48'). At the other end, Paços de Ferreira got 7 shots at goal with 2 on target.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that not much more can be done by the Sporting Lisbon defence. Sportinguistas have given the opposition little, resulting in the number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their previous six clashes standing at 2.
Taking a look at their past results, Sporting Lisbon:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Portimonense in their last 4 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 18 league matches at home. It really has been a fortress.
Portimonense will go into this meeting following a 4-1 Primeira Liga win with the defeat of Gil Vicente in their last outing.
In that game, Portimonense had 41% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Portimonense, the goals were scored by Maurício Antônio (1'), Jafar Salmani (33'), Aylton (72') and Beto (85'). Gil Vicente got 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Samuel Lino (26') scored for Gil Vicente.
Paulo Sérgio's Portimonense have slotted home 9 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during those same matches comes to 7.
Heading into this fixture, Portimonense have not won away from home in their last 8 league matches. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 28/04/2018 tells us that Sporting Lisbon have won 5 of them and Portimonense 1, with the number of drawn results being 0.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 22 in total which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league clash between the two was Primeira Liga match day 3 on 04/10/2020 when it ended Portimonense 0-2 Sporting Lisbon.
In that game, Portimonense had 52% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 6 on target.
Sporting Lisbon had 15 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Nuno Mendes (4') and Nuno Santos (11') scored.
The referee was Manuel Oliveira.
Team News: Sporting Lisbon
There’s just the lone fitness concern for the Sporting Lisbon gaffer Rúben Amorim to contend with due to a largely intact group of players. Luiz Phellype (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
Team News: Portimonense
Portimonense manager Paulo Sérgio has to choose a team with limited availability. Pedro Sá (Unknown Injury) and Lucas Fernandes (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are those who can’t be considered.
Sporting Lisbon will most probably fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they play Portimonense, who will be up against it to break down their defence.
We’re therefore expecting to see a decent 2-0 winning score for Sporting Lisbon at the conclusion of the game.
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: Pedro Gonçalves
Typically used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Pedro Gonçalves was born in Vidago, Portugal. Having made his senior debut playing for Famalicão in the 2019 - 2020 season, the gifted Midfielder has hit 14 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 17 appearances.