Sporting Lisboa and Portimonense meet at Estádio José Alvalade, in a match for the 15th round of the Primeira Liga. Unlike what would be expected, the record of recent direct confrontations is favorable to Portimonense, which in the last 1 matches won 1. Portimonense presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the factor House may be determinant.
The home team is currently in the 2nd position, with 36 points won, after 11 wins and 3 draws. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Belenenses, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Boavista, by (1-3). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in away matches, with 34 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 7 conceded. In the last match they played, for the Taça de Portugal, they beat Vilaverdense at home by (4-0).
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 14 games. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. The team does not usually have problems opening the scoring: it marked the first goal in 12 of the last 14 matches for the Primeira Liga, of these 12 they reached the break in advantage in 8 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 11 In the last 15 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 6 of their 7 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Sporting has managed to maintain the excellent form during much of the season and in the last game beat the Vilaverdense team without major problems, by 4-0. This triumph came to confirm the good form of the team that, despite the elimination of the Champions League, showed great ability to face the great clubs of Europe.
In the Portuguese championship, Sporting only had a rebuff in their stadium, when they drew 2-2 against Braga. However, we remember that this training currently occupies the fourth position in the qualifying table. With the exception of that game, Sporting beat all the other teams.
The coach Jorge Jesus must maintain his usual tactical scheme, that is, the 4-4-2, composed with his best players, with highlight for the right end Gelson Martins: the young player radically changed the game against Vilaverdense when he left the bench . On the other hand, the Dutch Bas Dost keeps scoring goals: he scored 12 goals in the championship.
After 4 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses, the away team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 16 points won. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Estoril, by (0-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Chaves, by (0-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Portimonense won 3 points out of 21 possible, after 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 7 away matches.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 7 away matches. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 matches in this competition, they have only won 2-over in the 7 matches where they have conceded the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (16’-30 ‘).
The Portimonense has managed to maintain good performance for much of the championship, however, has facilitated in recent days and at this time recorded two games in a row without victory. After the division increase this year, the great goal of the Portimonense will be to conquer the maintenance as quickly as possible.
The team from the south of Portugal owes its current position to good performances inside the home, since acting as a visitor did not achieve any success. However, the team of Vítor Oliveira does not add any snub three matches away from home.
For this complicated visit to the field of Sporting, the current second of the championship, the visiting coach should have no difficulty in aligning the starting lineup, since there are no absences due to punishment or injury. The Japanese Nakajima continues to deserve prominence in the Portimonense, as he scored 6 goals and made 2 assists.
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