Porto vs Sporting CP prediction, preview, team news and more

Porto meet Sporting CP at the Estádio do Dragão in the Primeira Liga on Saturday.

Porto go into this game after beating Alvaro Pacheco’s Vizela 1-0 in La Liga. A goal from veteran Spain centre-back Ivan Marcano late in the second half sealed Sergio Conceicao’s deal for Porto.

Sporting CP, on the other hand, defeated Rio Ave 3-0 in their last league game. A brace from attacker Pedro Goncalves and a goal from midfielder Matheus Nunes secured Ruben Amorim’s Sporting CP victory.

Porto vs Sporting CP head-to-head

In 43 head-to-head meetings between the two sides, Porto have come out on top. They have won 17 games, lost 14 and drawn 12.

The two clubs last met in the second leg of the Taca de Portugal semi-finals, when Porto defeated Sporting CP 1-0. A goal from Spanish striker Toni Martinez late in the second half secured Porto victory. Sporting CP sent off Spanish right-back Pedro Porro.

Porto form leaders in Primeira Liga: ww

Sporting CP form guide in the Primeira Liga: WD

Porto vs Sporting CP team news


Porto are without right-back Wilson Manafa. Other than that, no problems are known and coach Sergio Conceicao is expected to have a full squad available.

Hurt: Wilson Manaf

Doubtful: none

suspended: none

Sporty CP

Meanwhile, Sporting CP coach Ruben Amorim is unable to call on the services of midfielder Daniel Braganca, while there are doubts about the availability of striker Paulinho.

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Hurt: Daniel Braganca

Doubtful: Paulinho

suspended: none

Porto vs. Sporting CP Expected XI

Expected Porto XI (4-3-1-2): Diogo Costa, Joao Mario, David Carmo, Ivan Marcano, Zaidu Sanusi, Marko Grujic, Stephen Eustaquio, Mateus Uribe, Danny Loader, Toni Martinez, Mehdi Taremi

Sporting CP Expected XI (3-4-3): Antonio Adan, Luis Neto, Sebastian Coates, Goncalo Inacio, Pedro Porro, Hidemasa Morita, Manuel Ugarte, Matheus Reis, Francisco Trincao, Marcus Edwards, Pedro Goncalves

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Porto vs Sporting CP Prediction

Porto have sold a number of key players this summer, with Vitinha, Fabio Vieira, Chancel Mbemba and Francisco Conceicao leaving the club. After last season’s league title, it remains to be seen whether the additions of David Carmo and Gabriel Veron will help the club retain the title.

Sporting CP, on the other hand, finished 2nd last season. You’ve been in the news lately as potential suitors of Cristiano Ronaldo. With star midfielder Matheus Nunes on the verge of a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers, it remains to be seen how they will react to the departure.

Wolves have finalized the deal with Matheus Nunes, contracts with Sporting worth 45m Medical will be finalized in the next few hours as expected – Matheus will sign today. 🟠 #WWFC

The contract is valid until June 2027.

A close match is expected with a draw being an ideal result.

Forecast: Porto 1-1 Sporting CP

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