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

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THE FACTS

When is Moreirense vs Sporting CP taking place? Monday 6th July, 2020 – 21:00 (UK)

Where is Moreirense vs Sporting CP taking place? Parque Desportivo Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas, Moreira de Cónegos

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

What television channel is Moreirense 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 Moreirense vs Sporting CP? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on Premier Player

Users of the LiveScore app may also be able to stream the match live

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

THE TEAM NEWS

MOREIRENSE

  • Moreirense have put together a three-match unbeaten run picking up five points and that has all but assured them of survival in the Primeira for yet another season ahead of this game with Sporting.
  • They will be without Brazilian central defender Iago Santos after the club decided to sell him to Saudi club Al Taawon so that will weaken them to a degree with Halliche expected to come into the back four.
  • That win over Desportivo Aves may see them ease off the gas now as the timing of the sale of Iago suggests they are happy enough with their league position that they think they are safe.

SPORTING CP

  • Sporting were not at their best against Gil Vicente last time out but they still managed to win 2-1 and that was their fourth consecutive win as they are arguably the form team in the league right now.
  • They were without Jovane Cabral and Acuna for that game due to injury but the duo have both returned to fitness and could well come back into the starting line-up as they had been playing well prior to that.
  • Despite the four wins in a row, boss Ruben Amorim continues to field several youngsters and it is paying dividends while some of their more experienced campaigners like Tiago Ilori are left out and Luiz Phellype and Vietto sit on the sidelines through injury.

THE PREDICTION

Sporting are in superb form right now as they look to seal third spot and this is a great opportunity for them to win a fifth match in a row. Moreirense are playing reasonably well themselves having gone three matches unbeaten but now they are virtually safe, they have decided to sell important defender Iago. The Brazilian has left the club with immediate effect and that may suggest that the club are content that they are now safe. Any signs of them easing off the gas will be leapt upon by this Sporting side and the visitors have to be favoured.

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