2019-20 Portuguese Primeira Liga – Belenenses vs Sporting CP Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Belenenses vs Sporting CP taking place? Friday 26th June, 2020 – 19:15 (UK)

Where is Belenenses vs Sporting CP taking place? Cidade do Futebol, Oeiras

Where can I get tickets for Belenenses vs Sporting CP? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website

What television channel is Belenenses vs Sporting CP on? FreeSports have the rights to Portuguese Primeira Liga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Belenenses vs Sporting CP? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on Premier Player

Bet365 subscribers can stream Portuguese Primeira Liga matches so it is worth checking their schedule

THE TEAM NEWS

BELENENSES

  • Belenenses’ defeat at the hands of Pacos de Ferreira last Wednesday has dragged them back into the relegation fight so they will be motivated to bounce back and get a result here to ease their worries.
  • They have had over a week since their last game so that should help them prepare for this match and coach Petit will be hoping that the likes of Silvestre Varela, Andre Santos and Goncalo Silva can all shake off injury concerns although the trio could all be missing.
  • The potential absences of Goncalo Silva and Andre Santos would mean two enforced changes which would disrupt their plans defensively which is not ideal when facing an in-form Sporting side.

SPORTING CP

  • Sporting have been in exceptional form since the resumption of play despite various injuries as they have picked up seven points from their three matches which has seen them overtake Sporting Braga in third prior to this round of matches.
  • Vietto, Acuna and Luiz Phellype are all expected to miss out here but they will keep faith with the various youngsters in the squad who have been performing well since being handed a chance in the side.
  • French defender Jeremy Mathieu has picked up a serious knee injury in training and has announced that he will retire as the 36-year-old was coming to the end of his outstanding career and this injury has accelerated that.

THE PREDICTION

Sporting have been in good form since they returned to action and they will be keen to kick on here. They make the trip to face Belenenses who are fighting relegation and the hosts will almost certainly look to keep this tight right from the start. With Sporting’s attack reinvigorated with Jovane Cabral in fine form and Andraz Sporar finally finding his feet since this winter move to Lisbon, they should ultimately have enough to break the hosts’ down and continue this fine form.

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