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FC Porto vs Sporting Lisbon Predictions and Match Preview, 02 Mar 2018

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FC Porto vs Sporting Lisbon Predictions and Match Preview, 02 Mar 2018
FC Porto v Sporting Lisbon Predictions for Sunday's Primeira Liga fixture at Estadio do Dragao. One of the biggest derbies in Portugal will take his place this Friday when Porto host Sporting Lisbon. This game finds Porto at the top of the Primeira Liga (PL) standings with 64 points (W20, D4), while Sporting sit in third place with 59 points (W18, D5, L1) - according to FlashScore.
Match status: 2017-18 Primeira Liga - Matchweek 25
Kick-off:
Venue: Estadio do Dragao (Porto, Portugal)

FC Porto v Sporting Lisbon Team News

Both teams have been in very good form of late, at least on the domestic level. Porto are riding a ten-game winning streak in the PL, while Sporting have won seven (W7, D2, L1) over that same span.

Sandwiched between their PL winning streak, Porto registered an embarrassing 5-0 home loss to Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League round-of-16.

The head-to-head record between these two sides is tight - in 228 games across all competitions, Porto have a slim edge of 82 wins against 81 wins for Sporting (65 draws). The Lisbon side have the edge when it comes to goals scored however, with 327 against Porto’s 304.

These teams have already met three times this season. Porto have a slight edge with one win and two draws, although, one of those draws ended with a Sporting win after a penalty shootout in the League Cup semi-finals.

Players to watch: Moussa Marega has been the top scorer for Porto this season with 20 goals in 23 PL appearances. That’s the same amount Bas Dost has for Sporting, but the Dutchman has needed two fewer games to reach that mark.

Teams' Potential Starting Lineups:

FC Porto (4-3-3): Casillas; Dalot, Felipe, Marcano, Pereira; Otávio, Oliveira, Herrera; Brahimi, Soares, Marega.

Sporting Lisbon (4-4-1-1): Patrício; Coentrão, Mathieu, Coates, Piccini; Acuña, Battaglia, Carvalho, César; Fernandes, Montero.

Injured or Suspended Players:

FC Porto: Danilo Pereira, Bruno Martins Indi, Vincent Aboubakar, Alex Telles, Jesús Manuel Corona.

Sporting Lisbon: Daniel Podence, Radosav Petrovic, Gelson Martins.

Head-to-Head Record: FC Porto v Sporting Lisbon

2017-18 Taça de Portugal Semi-finals
FC Porto 1-0 Sporting

2017-18 League Cup Semi-finals
Sporting 1-0 (0-0) FC Porto

2017-18 Primeira Liga
Sporting 0-0 FC Porto

2017-18 Primeira Liga
FC Porto 2-1 Sporting

FC Porto v Sporting Lisbon Match Odds:

FC Porto - 1.66
Draw - 3.60
Sporting Lisbon - 5.60
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Why are our predictions certain to succeed?

All three meetings between these two teams this season have had under 1.5 goals scored in total. But previously, four of their last five meetings have seen over 2.5 goals scored. Both teams have scored in three of those four.

FC Porto vs Sporting Lisbon Predictions

Main Match Predictions:
Porto to Win @ 1.66 (4/6)
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Porto have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four PL games, while Sporting have scored at least twice in each of their last two PL matches.
Correct Score:
Porto 2-1 Sporting @ 8.50 (15/2)
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