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Sporting CP vs Porto Predictions & Tips - Portuguese high flyers set for a draw

  • Sporting CP vs Porto predictions for Tuesday’s Portuguese League Cup semi-final
  • Match is being played at 7.45pm GMT in Leiria
  • Sporting CP have drawn 4 of their last 7 matches against Porto
  • I am backing another draw in the League Cup
  • Full match preview, stats and predictions
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Sporting CP take on Porto in the Portuguese League Cup semi-final (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 19 Jan 2021
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Sporting CP vs Porto Predictions


Sporting CP and Porto have been very hard to beat this season. This one is set to be a draw with another penalty shootout between these clubs a real possibility.

  • Sporting CP are undefeated in 18 of their last 20 matches (all competitions).
  • Sporting CP have won 12 of their last 15 matches (all competitions).
  • Sporting CP have drawn 4 of their last 7 matches against Porto (all competitions).
  • Porto are undefeated in their last 17 matches (all competitions).
  • Porto have won 9 of their last 11 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Porto have an 85-82 advantage against Sporting CP with 69 draws in 236 matches.

Four of the last seven encounters have been draws and the last two Cup matches have gone to penalties.

Sporting CP Form


Sporting CP sit top of the Primeira Liga after 11 wins and 3 draws in their opening 14 matches. The Lions are undefeated in 18 of their last 20 matches in all competitions.

Ruben Amorim’s recently won six matches in a row with five coming to nil. The winning run came to a halt in torrential rain in Madeira, Sporting suffering a 2-0 defeat against Maritimo in the Portuguese Cup.

Sporting’s last match was a 1-1 draw at home against Rio Ave. Pedro Gonçalves opened the scoring but they failed to hold on after having 68% possession and 14-6 shots.

Sporting CP Injuries & Team News


Sporting centre back Zouhair Feddal is available after serving a league suspension. 

Central defender Luís Neto recently tested positive for COVID-19 and is doubtful. Left back Nuno Mendes and striker Andraz Sporar also tested positive but have been cleared to play.

Brazilian striker Luiz Phellype remains out with a cruciate ligament rupture.

Attacking midfielder Pedro Gonçalves is in sensational form this season after scoring 12 goals in 13 Primeira Liga appearances.

Porto Form


Porto sit four points behind Sporting CP in the Primeira Liga. The Dragons are undefeated in their last 17 matches in all competitions, winning 9 of their last 11.

Sérgio Conceição’s side won eight matches in a row including 2-0 against Benfica to win the Portuguese Super Cup. 

Porto suffered a scare against Nacional in the Portuguese Cup. Luis Díaz opened the scoring but they needed an 89th minute equaliser from Evanilson to take it to extra time. Sérgio Oliveira and Mehdi Taremi scored to take them through to the quarter-finals.

Porto returned to the Primeira Liga with a 1-1 draw at home against Benfica. Mehdi Taremi assisted Moussa Marega for the equalising goal before getting sent off in the 73rd minute.

Porto Injuries & Team News


Centre back Iván Marcano is injured with Pepe to continue next to Chancel Mbemba in central defence.

Porto have been hit with a corona virus outbreak. The players affected are right back Carraça, midfielder Sérgio Oliveira, wingers Luis Díaz, Otávio and forward Evanilson.

Right back Wilson Manafá could return from injury and start ahead of Nanu. Attacking midfielder Fábio Vieira is close to returning from injury.

Sporting CP vs Porto Tips FAQ

What is the Sporting CP vs Porto best bet?

Sporting CP have drawn 4 of their last 7 matches against Porto with a draw the best bet.

Where can I watch the Sporting CP vs Porto live stream?

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Verdict

Sporting CP have been turned into title contenders under Ruben Amorim. With Porto missing important players due to a corona virus outbreak, this one is set to go all the way.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @230.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @550.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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