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Foot Predictions shows the confrontation of the First League, on Monday, between Sporting Lisbon and Paços de Ferreira, including forecasts, preview and possible lineups.
Sporting Lisbon to receive Pacos Ferreira to Estádio José Alvalade this Monday, in an intriguing game between two teams in strong form in the league table of the First League.
The home team is currently leading the division, while the visitors have moved up to fifth place, thanks to a series of nine games without losing.
In his second season managing in the first division, Ruben amorim Sporting Lisbon are on their way to the first Premier League title since 2002, currently at the top of the division, eight points clear of second-placed Porto.
The 36-year-old has driven 37 games since his arrival in the Portuguese capital, having won 27 of these and lost just four.
However, the Lisbon team remains undefeated in the Premier League this campaign, adding 48 out of 54 possible points in this phase of the season.
This is due in large part to his strong defense, with no team in the division equaling the 10 goals conceded in 18 matches.
Amorim’s men have won the last six games in all competitions, including the last four league games, having most recently won at the end of a dramatic game at Gil Vicente.
The home team led most of the game, before the Sporting defender. Sebastian Coates scored two goals at the end of the match, leaving the victory in discounts, sealing his 15th victory of the season.
Before that, Os Leoes beat Marítimo 2-0, after a crucial 1-0 victory over rival Benfica, with Matheus Nunes winning a winner in extra time to increase the distance between them and the sides in search of first place.
The team faces another tough test on Monday, facing Pacos de Ferreira, who have not lost in the championship since the turn of the year, threatening the winning streak of Amorim’s team.
PepaThe team sequence led the team to move up to fifth place on the table, with 19 points out of 21 possible this year.
This included a series of six consecutive wins, scoring 13 goals in the process, but conceding just two.
With that, Pacos de Ferreira currently boasts one of the best defensive records in the league, with only Monday’s opponent suffering less than the 14 he launched in the first division.
Last time, Os Castores lost points for the first time since the turn of the year, when they drew goalless with Portimonense.
However, it maintains a strong position in the championship, being only two points behind Braga, which occupies the third position.
This means that a victory here could put Pepa’s team in the top three, but that is far from an easy task, as they face a Sporting team that is heading towards the 19th Premier League trophy.
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Sporting Lisbon must have a complete squad to choose from, in addition to the striker Luiz phellype, who remains out with a long-standing ligament injury.
League leaders stole the headlines from the Premier League on the last day, securing the attacker Paulinho, who has been leading the line in both games since his arrival at Braga.
He will be accompanied in the attack by the dangerous Pedro Gonçalves, who leads the league’s scoring tables with 14 goals in 16 Premier League matches since arriving in the summer.
Pedro Porro He will also be on the right side of Sporting, having impressed by Amorim’s team since his transfer on loan to Manchester City.
Visitors also have a full squad to choose from, in addition to the side Jorge silva, who has not yet played this season due to a long-term injury.
Stephen Eustaquio The team should start again in the middle for Pepa’s team, after Os Castores broke the transfer record to bring him from Cruz Azul in January.
Since the departure of Oleg Reabciuk in the recent download window, Pedro Rebocho He was also a left-back for Paços de Ferreira, after being hired by Guingamp to replace the Moldovan international.
Joao amaral and Helder Ferreira will be fighting for the place on the right, with one of the two expected to join Douglas Tanque and Luther Singh in attack.
Possible initial lineup for Sporting Lisbon:
Adan; Inacio, Coates, Feddal; Porro, Nunes, Palhinha, Antunes; Gonçalves, Paulinho, Santos
Possible initial lineup of Pacos de Ferreira:
Jordi; Fonseca, Marcelo, Gonzaga, Rebocho; Eustáquio, Diaby, Carlos; Ferreira, Tanque, Singh
Probability: Sporting Lisbon 1-0 Paços de Ferreira
Although this game may represent one of Sporting Lisbon’s toughest tests so far this season, we hope the league leaders narrowly come out on top here, defeating a resilient Pacos de Ferreira team.
As two of the best defenses in the championship face each other, we see that it is a game of few goals, with a submission by Pedro Gonçalves potentially separating the teams at the José Alvalade Stadium.
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