Olivais e Moscavide vs Sporting CP predictions: Tips, odds and team news
Sporting CP start their 2023/24 Taca de Portugal journey with an away trip to face Olivais e Moscavide on Saturday at 8:45pm (UK time).
Olivais e Moscavide vs Sporting CP preview
Not too long ago, Sporting CP were the second-most successful club in Taca de Portugal history. However, Porto’s recent successes have seen Sporting drop to third, also partly due to their own drought. The capital club have won the cup just five times this century, last taking the crown in 2019 when they beat Porto in the final. Since then they have suffered two third-round exits, a last-16 defeat and lost in the semi-finals in 2021/22. Last season it was a third-round exit to Varzim, who ply their trade in the third tier of Portuguese football.
Olivais e Moscavide are even lower than that, one of the regional sides still in the competition. From Lisbon, Olivais e Moscavide have already played two games in the Portuguese Cup to reach this stage. In the first round, they beat Real SC 2-1 before knocking out Os Sandinenses last time out, despite both sides going down to 10 men.
Olivais e Moscavide vs Sporting CP predictions
Olivais e Moscavide vs Sporting CP: Predictions
|Correct Score||Olivais e Moscavide 1-3 Sporting CP||25/1 with Bet365|
|First Goalscorer||Viktor Gyokeres||TBC|
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The stats behind our Olivais e Moscavide vs Sporting CP predictions:
- Sporting CP have kept just three clean sheets in their 10 games this season.
- Sporting CP have been knocked out at the third round in two of the past four seasons.
- Viktor Gyokeres has scored six goals in seven Primeira Liga appearances this season.
Olivais e Moscavide vs Sporting CP match tip
Many of the top Primeira Liga clubs may expect to secure safe passage into the next round pretty easily. Sporting CP are top of the table too, still unbeaten after eight games with seven wins and a draw. However, they have come unstuck in the third round of the Portuguese Cup of late. It was at this stage that they were beaten by Varzim last season, also exiting at the first opportunity in 2019/20 against Alverca. Even if they don’t fall at this hurdle, Sporting haven’t been too confident in defence, conceding in seven of their 10 games across all competitions this season.
Olivais e Moscavide vs Sporting CP team news
Sporting CP have a fully fit squad from which to choose, but you can expect Ruben Amorim to rotate at least slightly for the short trip. Even a rotated side should be enough to avoid an upset and seal passage into the next round. Sporting CP go on to face Rakow in the Europa League after this game, so there may be some eyes on that when the starting XI is named.
Olivais e Moscavide vs Sporting CP head-to-head record
This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides.