FC Porto vs Sporting Lisbon Preview, Betting Tips and Odds

FC Porto vs Sporting Lisbon  Preview, Betting Tips and Odds

FC Porto vs Sporting Lisbon predictions for Wednesday’s match in the Primeira Liga. 

Porto ran out 3-1 winners away at Tondela on Thursday and a win against Sporting would wrap up their 29th Primeira Liga title with two games still left to play. Sporting claimed a narrow 1-0 win at home to Santa Clara on Saturday and their arch-rivals Benfica will be hoping they can do them a favour on Wednesday by beating the league leaders.

When these two sides last locked horns in January for their reverse league fixture, Porto claimed all three points courtesy of a 2-1 win. Marega put the visitors in front early on but Acuna equalised for the hosts just before the interval. Tiquinho made himself the hero for the Porto fans when he netted the winning goal in the 73rd-minute.

Both teams are in excellent form which should make for a competitive 90-minutes
Our prediction for a home win on Wednesday is backed up by plenty of statistics. The hosts have won three of their last four league games against Sporting and sit 17pts clear of the Lisbon club in the Primeira Liga table. Porto have an excellent home record this season, winning 13 of their 15 matches, and have only lost once in their own backyard.

Sporting have lost four of their 15 away games and have already lost to Porto in the league this season. Both teams head into the game on the back of five wins and a draw from their last six matches but Sporting have won one, drawn three and lost two of their last six away games.

We’re expecting a close game at the Estádio Do Dragão
In terms of a final scoreline, we’re predicting a 2-1 win for Porto as each of the hosts’ last three league wins against Sporting have ended in the same 2-1 scoreline. Porto score an average of 2.40 goals per home game and Sporting score an average of 1.53 goals per away game, with both teams scoring in 67% off the visitors’ away trips this season. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 60% of Porto’s home games, which tied in nicely with our prediction for a 2-1 final scoreline this Wednesday.
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