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Sporting Lisbon take on away side Tondela at Estádio José Alvalade in the Primeira Liga fixture on Sunday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Sporting Lisbon v Tondela match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Sporting Lisbon will be looking for a repeat result of a 3-1 Champions League triumph versus Borussia Dortmund.
In that game, Sporting Lisbon had 36% possession and 9 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Sporting Lisbon, the scorers were Pedro Gonçalves (30', 39') and Pedro Porro (81'). At the other end, Borussia Dortmund got 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Donyell Malen (93') was the scorer for Borussia Dortmund.
Sporting Lisbon haven’t had any problems with scoring, netting in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They have hit an aggregate of 15 during that period and have conceded a total of 2.
Tondela head into the clash after a 4-2 Primeira Liga win vs Marítimo in their previous match.
In that game, Tondela managed 44% possession and 15 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Tondela, the goalscorers were João Pedro (15', 20', 42') and Pedro Augusto (99'). Marítimo got 20 shots at goal with 11 of them on target. Matheus Costa (75') and Ali Alipour (91') scored for Marítimo.
Looking at their form, and Tondela have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 12 goals in total. Defensively, Tondela have some weaknesses to address. With no two games being the same, we will just have to wait and see if that pattern might be replicated here in this game.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 07/01/2019 tells us that Sporting Lisbon have won 3 of these games & Tondela 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A sum of 13 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 9 for Sportinguistas and 4 for Auriverdes. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 23 on 13/03/2021 when the final score was Tondela 0-1 Sporting Lisbon.
That time, Tondela managed 37% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
On the other side, Sporting Lisbon had 14 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Tiago Tomás (81') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Nuno Almeida.
Team News: Sporting Lisbon
The Sporting Lisbon manager Rúben Amorim will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Tondela
Owing to a completely healthy group to pick from, the Tondela manager Pako Ayestarán has zero fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
For this match, we think that Tondela have the ability to score against this Sporting Lisbon lineup, but that is unlikely to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We reckon that it will be a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Sporting Lisbon when all is said and done. Looking forward to this.
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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 2, Champions League (Group C)
🔑 Key Player: Pedro Gonçalves
Customarily taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Pedro Gonçalves was born in Vidago, Portugal. Having made a first senior appearance for Famalicão in the 2019 - 2020 season, the accomplished Forward has accumulated 4 league goals in this Liga Portugal 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 7 appearances.