With 82 points from 33 games, Sporting CP is in second place in the standings. They won 26 times in the league, tied four times, and only lost three times. The hosts have their own spot in the UCL, and they were only 6 points behind the Dragons, who were in first place.
Last Saturday, the Green and Whites had to come back from being down 2-1 at halftime to beat Portimonense 3-2 and win their third straight league game. Sporting CP had won 7 of their last 8 matches in the Primeira Liga, and they had been in a title race since the beginning of the season.
On the other hand, Santa Clara has 40 points and is in seventh place on the table. Out of the 33 games they played, they won nine, tied thirteen, and lost eleven. They have nothing to play for in this meaningless match on Saturday night because they can’t get into Europe and won’t be relegated.
Last Sunday, the visitors beat Pacos Ferreira 2-0, making it five games in a row without a loss. In their last 6 games, the team led by Mário Silva has scored 8 times when they tried to score a goal. In the same time period, they have given up a total of 7 goals.
In their last five head-to-head games, Sporting Lisbon won four and Santa Clara won one. In their last four head-to-head games, both teams scored. The first game was won by Santa Clara, 3-2. The last time they played, in January, Sporting won 2-1 in the League Cup.
Sporting Lisbon vs Santa Clara – Betting Analysis
This season, Sporting Lisbon won 13 of its 16 home games. They’ve also won the last five head-to-head (h2h) games they’ve played at home, and they haven’t lost to this team at Estádio José Alvalade yet.
Santa Clara, on the other hand, hasn’t won a league game away from home in the last seven. In their last 14 head-to-head games, they only won once.
We think Sporting will win this upcoming game at home and get back at the other team for losing the last time they played.