Sporting CP and Aberdeen meet at Estádio José Alvalade, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (3rd Qualifying Round). This will be the first direct meeting between these two teams as they have never met before. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
Sporting CP :
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of achieving a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 victories, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 24 suffered; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 9 suffered. In the last match they played, for the Club Friendlies, they beat Real Valladolid at home by (2‑1). In their last 10 home matches Sporting CP has registered 9 wins and 1 draw. The team allowed the opponent goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
Sporting comes to this game motivated after winning 2-1, in a friendly against Valladolid. Assistant coach Emanuel Ferro should put his team on a 4-3-3 tactical system, where the three most advanced players will be Jovane, Sporar and Vietto. Nuno Mendes, Wendel and Matheus Nunes should play in midfield. Coach Leo will not be able to count on several important players because they are infected with the coronavirus.
Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Europa League (3rd Qualifying Round), the visiting team eliminated: Viking and NSÍ. This is a team that curiously has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In their last match, for the Premiership, they lost to Motherwell at home by (0‑3). In their last 10 away matches Aberdeen has 6 wins and 4 draws. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, they conceded the first goal 6 times, but got the comeback in 2.
Aberdeen are unmotivated for this game after a 3-0 home loss to Motherwell. The foreign emblem usually acts in a traditional 5-3-2, favoring quick transitions and attacks by the wings. In this design, the two most advanced men will be Watkins and Hedges. In the midfield it is possible that Ojo, Ferguson and Wright play. Coach Derek McInnes shouldn’t be able to count on Edmondson, Curtis Main, Cosgrove, Kennedy and Devling for being injured.