Sporting CP wins
Analysis of Gil Vicente
In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 4 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half‑time was the 0‑0 (4 out of 8 matches). They haven’t been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 6 of the last 8 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. They have conceded the first goal in 7 of their 17 matches for this competition, and have never been able to turn the score around.
Gil Vicente’s team has had a journey with several ups and downs in its fight for permanence and reaches this round in the 12th place of the leaderboard, with the same 16 points as Belenenses and Rio Ave. The advantage for dividing relegation zone is only two points at the time of this next duel. On the last round, the team led by Ricardo Soares finally returned to the victories and managed to leave the relegation zone, in the visit to the Boavista ground (1-2), where they reached their goals through Sandro Lino (penalty kick, 24′) and Baraye (85′).
Analysis of Sporting CP
In this competition, they have a sequence of 4 wins in the last away matches and they haven’t lost any of the last 9 away matches. In their away matches there are a few frequent results: at half‑time 0‑1 (4 out of 9 matches) and after the 90′ 0‑2 (5 out of 9 matches). Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 9 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. This is a team that likes to score first. They have opened up the score in 15 of the last 17 matches for the Primeira Liga, they have reached half‑time in front in 10 of those 15 matches and have held on to the lead until the end of the 90′ in 12 of them.
Sporting has walked with very firm steps to fight for the conquest of the national champion title and reaches the 18th round of the League in 1st place of the leaderboard, with 45 points, six ahead of FC Porto, their most direct pursuer. After winning the Portuguese capital derby against Benfica (1-0) with a goal in the extra time, the team led by Rúben Amorim reached its fifth consecutive victory, last Friday, after visiting Marítimo’s home (0-2), where they won with another “bis” by Pedro Gonçalves. This is the result of a consistent display in defensive terms and in a match where the “lions” were almost always dominant.
Sporting CP wins