Sporting CP vs Porto live stream: predictions, tips, odds & team news
Sporting CP and Porto meet to decide who will be top of the Primeira Liga table at Christmas on Monday at 8:15pm (UK time).
Sporting CP vs Porto predictions
Sporting CP vs Porto: Predictions
|26/25 with Casumo
|Sporting CP 0-2 Porto
|5/1 with CopyBet
|13/2 with Bet365
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The stats behind our Sporting CP vs Porto predictions:
- Porto have won the past five meetings between these two sides.
- Sporting CP have failed to score in three of their past four games against Porto.
- Evanilson is Porto’s top scorer in the league this season with four goals in eight games.
- Porto hasn’t lost to Sporting CP in the league since August 2016.
Sporting CP vs Porto match tip
Sporting are the favourites going into this game, but actually they have struggled against Porto in recent meetings. Porto are unbeaten in their last eight games against Sporting across all competitions, with each of the last five ending in a victory for the Dragons. In fact, they have won three of the last four without conceding a goal.
Sporting CP vs Porto Bet-Builder tip
Even if you don’t fancy Porto for the win, history shines of them at least leaving the Estádio José Alvalade unbeaten. Hoping to get amongst the goals for Porto will be Evanilson, who looks to have recovered from injury issues that plagued the start of his season. The Brazilian has four goals in eight Primeira Liga matches so far, including two in his last two, netting against both Famalicao and Casa Pia.
Porto are unbeaten in their last eight games against Sporting across all competitions
Evanilson is Porto's top scorer in the league this season with four goals in eight games.
Sporting CP vs Porto odds
*Odds correct as of 07:00 on December 18
A clash between the top two sides in Portugal right now, Sporting CP and Porto come into this game level on points. It is the last league game for either before Christmas, so the winner of this match will guarantee the Yuletide top spot. Sporting currently lead the way on goal difference, but they did have a points advantage until recently. Ruben Amorim’s side aren’t in the best of form right now. After going unbeaten in their first 10 games, winning nine, Sporting have now lost two of their last three. First they lost the derby to Benfica, before falling to Vitoria last time out (after a win against Gil Vicente).
That defeat allowed Porto to move level on points, thanks to their run. Having also lost to Benfica, Porto suffered another shock league defeat to Estoril at the start of November, which had them in danger of falling away slightly even at this early stage. But they have bounced back well to win their past three games, capitalising on the poor form of both Sporting and Benfica. Vitoria, Famalicao and Casa Pia have all fallen, despite Porto’s poor form in other competitions — losing to Barcelona in the Champions League and Estoril again in the Allianz Cup over the past few weeks.
Sporting CP vs Porto team news
Sporting CP team news
|Ivan Fresneda, Jeremiah St Juste
Ivan Fresneda is hoping to be back from injury before the end of the year, but this game will be too soon for him. Jeremiah St Juste is also out having suffered an injury in the win over Gil Vicente. Sebastian Coates is available, serving suspension last time out for an accumulation of yellow cards.
Ivan Fresneda is the only absentee for Sporting right now, though he is expected back from injury before the end of the year.
Porto team news
|Ivan Jaime, Ivan Marcano, Wendell, Joao Mario, Gabriel Veron
Ivan Jaime suffered an injury last weekend and is unlikely to return in time for this game, joining the list of Porto’s absentees. Ivan Marcano is a long-term issue, while Wendell, Joao Mario and Gabriel Veron are also out. Francisco Conceicao is available for selection having missed the win over Casa Pia through suspension for an accumulation of yellow cards.
Sporting CP vs Porto head-to-head record
- 12 February 2023 – Sporting CP 1-2 Porto – Primeira Liga
- 28 January 2023 – Sporting CP 0-2 Porto – Allianz Cup
- 20 August 2022 – Porto 3-0 Sporting CP – Primeira Liga
- 21 April 2022 – Porto 1-0 Sporting CP – Taca de Portugal
- 2 March 2022 – Sporting CP 1-2 Porto – Taca de Portugal
Porto are unbeaten in their last eight games against Sporting CP across all competitions, winning the last five in a row. Those five victories came across three different competitions, with Porto doing the league double over Sporting CP last season as well as beating them in the final of the Allianz Cup, after winning home and away in the Taca de Portugal semi-finals in 2021/22.