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Sporting vs Santa Clara Prediction & Betting tips
Sporting Lisbon has already lost its chances of championship and is almost played out. Os Leões only has third place to protect. Santa Clara is now tenth, but can still go to the left row. Who has the best papers?
The Portuguese cup winner currently only has third place, but it will get a difficult program in the closing weeks of the Primeira Liga. After this game, trainer Ruben Amorim still has to visit Porto and Benfica, who both still play for the title. Sporting also plays against Vitoria Setubal. However, the trainer has not lost since his arrival seven rounds ago. Braga is approaching after a bad streak on three points with the same goal difference as the Lions. Remarkably, they performed much better under the leadership of Amorim, but then Sporting bought the head coach for no less than ten million euros. However, Braga can take revenge, because the program is significantly easier than that of Sporting. In short, the battle for third place is completely open.
Sporting started the resumption with a draw against Vitória de Guimarães, but then won four times in a row. Sporting defeated Paços de Ferreira, Tondela, Belenenses and Gil Vicente. The margins were often small, but thanks to the Cape Verdean left winger Jovane Cabral they often came alongside. In these games, he scored four times. But last round Sporting received a big disappointment. After a mediocre first half, Gonzalo Plata came through in the 50th minute and a defender from Moreirense pulled the emergency brake. Forty minutes stood against a ten-headed mid-engine. They were unable to score and the game ended in a goalless draw.
After a fifteen-year absence from the Primeira Liga, Santa Clara promoted back to the highest level in 2018. In that season, it immediately reached tenth place. Four rounds before the end, the team of Joao Henriques also occupies tenth place. Santa Clara alternates good and bad periods. Ten of the thirteen games were won, which means that the club is performing above expectations again this season. After the corona resume, Santa Clara performed even better than before. They started with a draw against Vitoria Setubal and Portimonense, but Braga and Benfica were defeated. Trainer Henriques seems to motivate his team with 7 goals in these two games against top clubs. However, Santa Clara slipped when it didn’t score and lost in the past two games. The biggest threat at Santa Clara this season comes from Brazilian 24-year-old attacker Carlos Junior. With five goals and four assists, he is a player who can take Os Açoreanos to the next level.
Sporting vs Santa Clara head to head matches
16.12.19 PL Santa Clara Sporting 0 : 4
15.03.19 PL Sporting Santa Clara 1 : 0
04.11.18 PL Santa Clara Sporting 1 : 2
25.01.03 PL Santa Clara Sporting 0 : 1
01.09.02 PL Sporting Santa Clara 2 : 1