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Sporting Lisbon vs Porto Betting Tips

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      Sporting Lisbon vs Porto Predictions

      Portuguese Primeira Liga action could hardly start 2016 more perfectly with a marquee match-up between first and second place. Just one point separates Porto from Sporting Lisbon and the title chase is wide open, these two teams have lost only one game between them all season long, they’ve conceded just 14 goals in a combined 28 games.

      Sporting Lisbon’s title credentials will be seriously tested now. They lost top spot in the league by losing their first game of the season, a careless 1-0 away defeat against Uniao de Madeira on December 20 before Christmas. Consistency is tough to manage, being near perfect isn’t easy, but that’s what Sporting will need to and in this circumstance, they will need to pick up three points against the current top dogs and favourites.

      Porto started the season very determined to regain a title that Benfica had won in consecutive seasons. They’re unbeaten on the season so far and they’ve shown some attacking flourish in recent weeks scoring 11 goals in their last four games.

      Three Reasons for Betting Tips

      1. Porto’s goal-scoring form

      They’ve scored 11 times in their past four games and there are signs that Porto are gradually finding their in terms of maximising their attacking potential this season. They’re still a relatively slow-paced team and they’ll play this like an away style game, but we’ll back them to tally.

      2. Sporting will have a go

      They’ve been the proverbial “third wheel” for a few seasons now, but this year, Sporting is determined to establish itself as a title contender. They’ll play the more expansive game of football and we back them to have a good go in this match-up.

      3. Back and forth match-up

      We don’t see this being a dull clash and we’ll bank on their being some end-to-end play. Look for these two teams to go back and forth to some extent and for both to open themselves up to scoring opportunities.

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