Sporting CP will be looking to go top of the Primeira Liga table when they host Portimonense on Wednesday at 9pm (UK time).
The defending champions are currently embroiled in one of Europe’s tightest title races, sitting level on points with Primeira Liga leaders Porto. Sporting are currently unbeaten in the league and have dropped just four points from their opening 15 matches, two of which came in a draw with Porto. Behind Porto on goal difference, Sporting will leapfrog their title rivals with a positive result on Wednesday and could put pressure on the Dragons, who face third-placed Benfica on Thursday. Portimonense, meanwhile, are sixth and fighting for European football.
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Sporting CP team news
Luis Neto is suspended for Sporting CP after his red card in the 3-0 league victory over Gil Vicente, and will likely be replaced by Matheus Reis in defence – as he was last week. Tabata is also suspended after getting sent off in the cup win over Casa Pia, having only just returned from a previous red card. Sporting also remain without the likes of Jovane Cabral, Zouhair Feddal, Pedro Porro, Ruben Vinagre and Tiago Tomas, though the latter pair have returned to training.
Sporting CP predicted XI: Adan; Coates, Inacio, Reis; Esteves, Palhinha, Nunes, Nazinho; Sarabia, Goncalves; Paulinho.
Portimonense team news
Portimonense are also suffering with suspensions as both Aylton Boa Morte and Carlinhos miss out. Carlinhos picked up his fifth yellow card of the league season last time out against FC Arouca, while Boa Morte was sent off in the cup win over Famalicao last week. The visitors will also be without the injured Achraf Lazaar, while Shoya Nakajima a doubt.
Portimonense predicted XI: Samuel; Moufi, Possignolo, Pedrao, Cande; Sa, Fernandes, Luquinha; Angulo, Aponza, Oliveira.
Primeira Liga 2021/22 recent form:
- Sporting CP: WWWWW
- Portimonense: DWLWW
Scoreline prediction: Sporting CP 2-0 Portimonense
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