Sporting CP will be looking to keep close to Primeira Liga leaders and rivals Benfica when they host Moreirense on Saturday at 8:30pm (UK time).
The defending Portuguese champions are just one point behind Benfica after eight games played and are one of two teams still unbeaten in the top flight alongside Porto (with whom they are level on 20 points having already played each other). Moreirense, meanwhile, have won just one of their eight games so far this season and sit 14th.
Sporting vs Moreirense live stream:
Saturday’s game is on Bet365’s live-stream schedule for readers with an account. Those without a bet365 account who are over 18 and Gamble Aware need only follow three simple steps to watch Sporting v Moreirense online*:
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Where to watch Sporting vs Moreirense on TV:
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- US: GOLTV
Sporting vs Moreirense previous line-ups and team news:
- Sporting (vs Besiktas): Adan; Inacio, Feddal, Coates; Porro, Nunes, Palhinha, Reis; Sarabia, Paulinho, Goncalves.
- Moreirense (vs Oriental Dragon): Oliveira; Conceicao, Rosic, Jorge, Conte; Pacheco, Camara; Yan, Franco, Walterson; Martins.
Sporting came through their Champions League battle with Besiktas unscathed while Moreirense will return to full strength after rotating slightly for their cup game last weekend.
Sporting vs Moreirense: Five key stats
- Sporting have won 16 of the 24 matches between these two sides across all competitions (two defeats) and are unbeaten in the past 16 matches since a penalty shootout loss in the 2012/13 Taca de Portugal third round.
- Moreirense have the joint-worst defence in the Primeira Liga this season, conceding 16 goals while only Arouca (17.81) have a worse xGA than Moreirense’s 14.03. Sporting, meanwhile, have the joint-best defence, conceding four goals.
- Sporting have been wasteful in front of goal this season and have underperformed against their xG by 3.86 – the third-worst in the Primeira Liga.
- Joao Palhinha has made 30 tackles in the Primeira Liga this season. The only player to make more so far is Moreirense’s Fabio Pacheco (31).
- Only Luis Diaz and Fran Navarro have scored more goals in the Primeira Liga this season than Moreirense’s Andre Luis. However, his four goals have come from just 10 shots, five of which have hit the target.
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