PSV (@1.95) vs Sporting Lisbon (@3.6)
19-09-2019

Our Prediction:

PSV will win

PSV – Sporting Lisbon Match Prediction | 19-09-2019 18:05

Their attack is in a very bad shape right now and we dont think they will be able to score in this event against FC Porto. Sporting Lisbon is in a good form before this event with FC Porto.The attacking skills of Sporting Lisbon are very bad, they couldnt win at least one game from the last 5 they played. Sporting Lisbon are ranked on the 19th place in the standings with 10 points, 5 goals scored and 1 goals received this season in Primeira Liga.In their last match they draw against F.C. Paos de Ferreira.

FC Porto won 4 of their last 5 matches. FC Porto is in a good form before this event with Sporting Lisbon.The attacking skills of FC Porto are very good. FC Porto is ranked on the 2nd place in the standings with 44 points, 37 goals scored and 10 goals received in the last 19 leagueevents. They have failed to win 1 of their last 19 matches in Primeira Liga.In their last match they won against Estoril-Praia.

Next Fixtures To Kick Off

Sporting have already beaten Porto in one final and will be looking to add another painful memory to Portos season. Tiquinho, Marega, and Hernni have all scored two goals each in the Taca de Portugal for Porto this season, while Fernandes has netted five times in this competition for Sporting and his teammate Dost has chipped in with four goals. Porto are the favourites, but missed out on the title to Benfica and lost the Taca da Liga to Sporting, and we believe losing at the final moment is becoming a habit and will lead to another defeat this weekend. Were confident that both teams will score in Saturdays final and have predicted a 2-1 win for Sporting.

The Belgian club aim to give fans something to cheer about, but beating the Lions is easier said than done. Club Brugge experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-2 loss to AZ Alkmaar, but it has to be noted that coach Philippe Clement rested several first-team regulars in the friendly against the Dutch outfit. Club Brugge and Sporting face each other in a friendly at Jan Breydelstadion on Friday afternoon.

Barcelona will be aiming to build on a thrilling 3-0 win over Juventus when they square off against Sporting CP at Estadio Jose Alvalade. The Catalan giants have been producing excellent performances at the start of the season and Brazilian ace Neymar, who left the squad in the summer transfer window, has not been sorely missed in the 2017/2018 La Liga campaign to date. The Portuguese side proved their worth in a 3-2 win over Olympiakos in Piraeus, but beating the star-studded La Liga team is easier said than done. Leo Messi looks unstoppable at the moment and we predict that the Argentine magician is going to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. When the two teams met in the Champions League last time out (2008) Barcelona crushed Sporting 5-2 in Lisbon. Barcelona have been impressive in all competitions under new coach Ernesto Valverde and, taking everything into account, away win should be considered.

Head to Head

When the two sides met in Porto on the final day of the season Sporting had a poor start to the evening, as they lost defender Borja to a red card after just nineteen minutes. The teams went in level at the break, despite the hosts piling on the pressure, and it was Sporting that broke the deadlock with their only shot on target from Phellype just after the hour mark. The hosts continued to push forward in search of a winning goal and three minutes from time they got it via Mexican midfielder Herrera. Porto responded well, knowing they had to win the game to stand any chance of claiming the title, and equalised in the seventy-eighth minute through Pereira. Late drama in the game saw Corona sent-off for the hosts, as the news of a Benfica victory lead to frustration amongst the home crowed and their players, ending in the Mexicans dismissal.

Florian Jozefzoon put PSV back in front again in 53rd minute and they managed to hold the lead till the full time whistle. PSV will be coming into this game from a had fought 2-1 victory over Sion on Saturday, Luuk De Jong put them in front in the 36th minute but Paul Delecroix levelled the game just before halftime.

After a couple of easy wins against Tranmere and Bradford back home in the north of England, Liverpool have lost twice on their tour of the United States 3-2 to their manager Jurgen Klopps former club Borussia Dortmund in Notre Dame, Indiana and then 2-1 to Sevilla at Fenway Park, Boston, which is, of course, the home ground of their owners.

Sporting Lisbon Team News

A close encounter is on the cards, but we predict that both sides are going to score in the Jan Breydelstadion friendly. The Lions, on the other hand, suffered a shocking 2-1 loss to Swiss side Rapperswil-Jona in their first warm-up game, meaning that they are eager to grab something from Fridays match as well. Club Brugge are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Fridays football game and we are positive that they are going to find the net in the pre-season friendly.