Sporting Lisbon vs Santa Clara Preview and Prediction 2021

Sporting Lisbon vs Santa Clara Preview and Prediction 2021

Sporting Lisbon vs Santa Clara predictions for Friday’s Primeira Liga showdown at Estadio Jose Alvalade. Leaders, Sporting Lisbon host midtable Santa Clara. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Sporting have yet to lose so far this season, dropping just eight points..

Santa Clara are in seventh place but are ten points off of European qualification.

Sporting Lisbon have averaged two goals a game this season and conceded just 10 times.

Santa Clara have scored 23 and conceded 23, averaging just over a goal a game at both ends of the pitch.

Title soon to be clinched by Sporting

Sporting Lisbon have one hand on the Primeira Liga trophy with their nine point lead over Braga looking like it won’t be clawed back. The table toppers haven’t lost in the league this season, winning 17 of their 21 games and conceding just 10 goals and their title win looks to be a formality now.

In all competitions, Sporting are now unbeaten in 10 games but their dominance has been built on their defence rather than their attack with seven clean sheets in those 10 games. The side haven’t scored 3 or more goals in a match since the middle of December and their game play certainly seems to favour a rock solid defence

Slim European hopes weaken for Santa Clara

Santa Clara still have a chance to qualify for European football next season but they will need to eradicate the inconsistencies that have blighted them this term. They sit in a respectable seventh position but are 10 points off the all important fifth place in Primeira Liga. This is, primarily, because of their inability to win consecutive matches with the side not winning two in a row since the opening two games of the season.

Santa Clara have performed well offensively this season, averaging over a goal a game but their defensive capabilities have been shown with 23 goals conceded in 21 games. They have some key games coming up and a big performance against the league leaders would be a huge confidence boost for the side.

Sporting to tighten their grip on the title

Sporting Lisbon should really be taking all three points from this game with the side full of confidence and trying to wrap up the Primeira Liga title as quickly as possible. They’ve won four of their last five, have yet to be defeated this season and a win here seems like a formality.

We’re very confident that Sporting will taste the victory in this match but with their record in front of goal not being too great, we’re backing them to win the match and there to be under 2.5 goals in this encounter.

Sporting have won by a 2-0 scoreline six times in their last ten games and we’re predicting another two goal victory here for the hosts.

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