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FC Porto vs Sporting CP Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds, injury news, H2H, telecast

Sporting are one win away from securing the title

FC Porto find themselves locked in a battle for a Europa League berth as they strive to secure a finish in the competition places, although a defeat could see them slip to fourth position in the league standings. Their recent victory against Casa Pia serves as a glimmer of hope amidst their struggles, but they must maintain their resilience to secure their desired European qualification.

In contrast, Sporting appear poised to clinch the top-flight title in Portugal, holding a commanding seven-point lead over their closest rivals, Benfica, with only four matches remaining in the season. Sporting remain undeterred in their pursuit of the championship, with a remarkable record of 26 wins out of 30 matches this season. Their most recent triumph, a resounding 3-0 victory against Vitoria, underscores their dominance and determination as they approach the culmination of the season.

Kick-Off:

Monday, 29th April 2024 at 7:30 PM GMT (01:00 AM IST)

Stadium: Estadio do Dragao

Form

FC Porto (all Competitions): W-L-D-W-W

Sporting (All Competitions): D-W-W-W-W

Players to watch out

Galeno (FC Porto)

Galeno is known for his vertical approach to the game and his versatile style of play. Despite being predominantly right-footed, he’s adept at operating on the left wing, showcasing his versatility. What impresses most about Galeno is his multifaceted skill set, which adds a dynamic element to his play. He is known for his attitude and work ethic on a daily basis has been highly encouraging. The 26-year-old has 8 goals and 7 assists in the league this season.

Viktor Gyokeres (Sporting)

Gyokeres is recognized for his robust and physical presence up front, he stands out for his exceptional speed, endurance, and proficiency in scoring goals. Moreover, his capability to astound adversaries with flashes of technical brilliance, demonstrated through his adept ball control in confined spaces and his knack for improvisation when the situation demands. Gyokeres has scored 24 goals and provided 10 assists in the 29 matches that he has played this season.

Match Facts

  • FC Porto have just one win in their last four outings in the Portuguese top flight.
  • Sporting have won each of their last five matches.
  • FC Porto have suffered only two losses in 15 home matches this season.

FC Porto vs Sporting: Betting tips and odds

  • Tip 1: FC Porto to win the match – 8/5 with SkyBet
  • Tip 2: Viktor Gyokeres to open the scoring – 5/1 with Bet365
  • Tip 3: Both teams to score – 8/13 with UniBet

Injury & team news

Several players of FC Porto are currently unavailable for various reasons. Andre Franco, Antonio Martinez, Diogo Costa, Ivan Jaime, and Jorge Sanchez are out due to personal reasons. Fabio Cardoso is sidelined with a thigh injury until mid-May, while Ivan Marcano is recovering from a cruciate ligament injury expected to keep him out until mid-May as well. Zaidu Sanusi is out for the remainder of the season due to a cruciate ligament injury.

However for the away team, Antonio Adan has returned to training following a thigh injury.

Head to Head

Total Matches – 54

FC Porto – 21

Sporting – 14

Draw – 19

Predicted lineup for FC Porto vs Sporting

FC Porto predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):

Ramos; Wendell, Otavio, Pepe, Mario; Gonzalez, Varela; Galeno, Pepe, Conceicao; Taremi

Sporting predicted lineup (3-4-2-1)

Israel; Inacio, Coates, Juste; Santos, Braganca, Hjulmand, Catamo; Goncalves, Trincao; Gyokeres

Match prediction for FC Porto vs Sporting

While Sporting’s historical performance in away fixtures might raise some concerns, it’s essential to prioritize their overall league form this season. Given their strong performance throughout the campaign, Sporting have played well. Porto have a better record against Sporting having won 21 times in their past 54 meetings against them.

Prediction: FC Porto 1-2 Sporting

Telecast

India: No Telecast

UK: FITE

USA: GOLTV

Nigeria: No Telecast

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