Sporting Lisbon 3/5 to beat Santa Clara in Friday’s Primeira Liga matchup
Competition: Primeira Liga
Market: Sporting Lisbon win
Odds: 3/5 @ Bet 365
Hoping to continue on what has been a stellar run of form, Sporting Lisbon will face off against Santa Clara from behind closed doors on Friday night.
Starting with the hosts, continuing on what has been a stunning run of form, Sporting Lisbon are in pole position to secure another top-four finish this season. In their 30 Primeira Liga matches this year, they have recorded 17 wins, five draws, and eight defeats, scoring 47 and conceding 30 in return. With a points tally of 56 and holding an eight-point buffer from slipping out of the European spots, it should also be noted that Sporting hold the third-best defensive record in the division. As for their recent run of results, Friday’s hosts have won four of their last five Primeira Liga matchups and are now in the midst of a seven-match unbeaten run. More impressive, Sporting have won their last eight home matches across all formats.
As for the visitors, continuing on an inconsistent run of form, Santa Clara have found themselves sliding down the Primeira Liga standings. In their 30 top-flight matches this season, they have recorded 10 wins, eight draws, and 12 defeats, scoring 29 and conceding 36 in return. With a points tally of 38 and sat down in ninth, Friday’s guests find themselves sat 13 points adrift of the European spots. As for their previous run of results, Santa Clara have been hit with back-to-back Primeira Liga defeats, failing to record a single strike in either of those two losses. More worrying, along with winning just one of their last five Primeira Liga outings, Santa Clara have also managed to win just one of their last five contests on the road.
Bet: Sporting Lisbon 3/5 to beat Santa Clara in Friday’s Primeira Liga matchup @ Bet 365