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Porto vs Sporting CP Predictions & Tips - Sporting to stay 10 points clear in Portugal

  • Porto vs Sporting CP predictions for Saturday’s Primeira Liga match
  • The game is being played at 8.30pm GMT at Estádio do Dragão
  • Porto are undefeated in 26 of their last 27 matches
  • I am backing a draw with Sporting undefeated in 24 of their last 25 matches
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Mat Marshall 26 Feb 2021
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Porto vs Sporting CP Predictions


Sporting CP are 10 points clear of Porto and will be looking for a draw here. With the Lions looking very strong defensively, expect under 2.5 goals.

  • Porto are undefeated in 26 of their last 27 matches (all competitions).
  • Porto have drawn 4 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Sporting CP are undefeated in 24 of their last 25 matches (all competitions).
  • Sporting CP have won their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Sporting CP have kept 6 clean sheets in their last 7 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Porto have an 85-83 advantage against Sporting CP with 69 draws in 237 matches.

The last encounter was in the Portuguese League Cup semi-final on 19 January. Jovane Cabral scored two late goals to give Sporting a win 2-1 in Leiria.

Porto Form


Porto are undefeated in 26 of their last 27 matches, losing one match since October. Their last defeat came against Sporting CP in the Portuguese League Cup semi-finals.

The Dragons recently drew four consecutive matches, 0-0 at Belenenses, twice at Sporting Braga and 2-2 at home against Boavista.

Sérgio Conceição’s side got back to winning ways against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League. Mehdi Taremi and Moussa Marega scored in a 2-1 win at the Dragão, holding on under severe pressure and a fortunate penalty call.

Porto’s last match was a 2-1 win at Maritimo on Monday. Mateus Uribe opened the scoring but they needed an added time penalty from Otávio to take all three points.

Porto Injuries & Team News


Centre back Iván Marcano remains out injured.

Expect to see Otávio return to the starting side here.

Sporting CP Form


Sporting CP are flying in Portugal, currently 10 points clear of Porto at the top of the Primeira Liga. The Lions have 17 wins and 3 draws from their opening 20 league matches. 

Ruben Amorim’s side have won eight in a row, starting with victories against Porto and Sporting Braga to win the League Cup.

Sporting have kept six clean sheets in their last seven matches and playing with plenty of confidence. They left it late to win 2-1 at Gil Vicente before returning to Lisbon.

Sporting won 2-0 against Paços de Ferreira and Portimonense with both results rarely in doubt.

Sporting CP Injuries & Team News


Striker Luiz Phellype is still out with a cruciate ligament rupture and expected to seal a move back to Brazil.

Amorim is unlikely to make any changes to his starting side in Porto.

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Verdict

Sporting CP are 10 points clear of Porto and will want to keep it that way. Expect the Lions to dig in and be satisfied with a draw on Saturday.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Games @-149.25 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @240.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @550.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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