Sporting CP vs. FC Porto 10/17/20 Primeira Liga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sporting CP 2-0-0, FC Porto 2-0-1
10/17/20 3:30 pm
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Sporting CP is hosting FC Porto at Jose Alvalade in a derby match of round 4 in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.
Sporting has played 2 games in Primeira Liga so far, and they have won both of those games without conceding a goal. Unfortunately for Sporting, they got demolished by Lask in the Europa League qualifications, and they will not be playing in that competition this season. With 6 points, 4 scored goals, and 0 conceded goals, Sporting is in 4th place in the standings. In their last Primeira Liga match against Portimonense on the road, Sporting has had 48% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 75% of the correct passes. Despite being the worse team in this game, Sporting has won this match 0-2 with two goals in the first half. Cabral, Mendes, Coates, and Santos have each scored 1 goal for Sporting so far. Vietto and Feddal have each added 1 assist for Sporting. Misic, Sporar, and Quaresma are all injured, while Borja and Ribeiro are in quarantine. Sporting ended the last season in 4th place, far away from the Champions League, and to be honest, with the defense Sporting played last season, they didn’t deserve to be in the Champions League spot.
Porto is in 5th place in the standings with 6 points, and they have been fantastic in the attacking end with 10 scored goals in 3 games, but they have also conceded 4 goals in 3 games. In their last Primeira Liga match against Maritimo at home, Porto has had 77% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 88% of the correct passes. The first half result was 1-1, but Porto conceded a goal in the 52nd minute. In the 88th minute, Porto missed a penalty kick, and in the 94th minute, Porto conceded a goal. In the 99th minute, Porto scored a consolation goal, and they lost this match 2-3. Marega, Telles, and Oliveira have each scored 2 goals for Porto so far this season. Jesus Corona added 2 assists. Marcano, Mbaye, Nakajima, and Marchesin are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this game. Porto is one of the best teams in Portugal, and they are the titleholders, but Porto is playing in the Champions League against Manchester City next week, which means we could expect a mixed lineup here.
Last season Porto won both games against Sporting. Both teams are playing well in the attacking end, but their defenses are not as good. Because Porto is playing in the Champions League next week, I give a slight advantage to Sporting, but I will rather pick something on goals here.