Who are the league leaders in the Portuguese NOS league? Benfica Lisbon? No! FC Porto? No! Sporting Lisbon? Not either! There is very little difference in Portuguese football to other leaders than this trio, but after five rounds of play this season, none of the three top teams are in the lead.
Will the new Sporting coach succeed for the first time? Find the answer in our betting tip Sporting Lisbon vs Famalicao below!
No one would have expected the current league leaders! Promoter FC Famalicao heads the table! However, this weekend the first acid test awaits the league returnee. On Monday evening there will be a duel between Famalicao and Sporting Lisbon!
In the first five games, the promoted could collect 13 points and thus earning early a nice cushion on the relegation places. The guests from Lisbon have been uneasy for weeks and this is also reflected in the start of the season. With only eight points, the conclusion can by no means be satisfactory.
Nonetheless, the green lions are the clear favorite on Monday night. Between Sporting Lisbon and Famalicao odds of 1.6 on the home win are offered!
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Sporting Lisbon – Statistics & Current Form
The first change of coach did not wait long this season. After the third round Marcel Keizer had to vacate his place as head coach at Sporting Lisbon. The deciding factor was the humiliation against Benfica at 0: 5 in the Super Cup and the 2: 3 home defeat against Rio Ave.
After all, Keizer maintained a good relationship with the President and then voluntarily waived his outstanding severance pay. The former B-Team coach Leonel Pontes is to stabilize the team again. In the first two games after the international break, this was not crowned with success.
In the league Sporting had to settle for Boavista Porto with a 1-1 draw, in the Europa League there was against PSV Eindhoven a 2: 3 defeat to cope. In the third game, the first home game, there are no excuses. Pontes has to deliver, otherwise it could quickly come to a rethink and it is looking for a new external solution. Recently, the name Aitor Karanka made the rounds in the rumor mill.
In the home game against the form-strong promoted Pontes, however, must do without his most important man. Top scorer Bruno Fernandes has been relegated to Boavista Porto of the field and is therefore missing.
His failure means that the remaining players now have to take responsibility themselves. The quality in the squad is, despite some disposals, far greater than the past performance suggests.
The Estadio Jose Alvalade is also generally considered a fortress. Last season, the green lions had an impressive 14-2-1 home record. Although Sporting Lisbon have already stopped this defeat by beating Rio Ave, we would have considered the hosts as even more obvious on Monday. In the final duel between Sporting Lisbon and Famalicao, a prediction on the home win has a good chance of success.
Expected formation of Sporting Lisbon:
↪ Ribeiro – Borja, Mathieu, Neto, Rosier – Battaglia, Doumbia, Wendel – Acuna, Bolasie, Plata
Last matches of Sporting Lisbon:
⚽️ 19.09.2019 – PSV Eindhoven Vs. Sporting Lisbon 3: 2 (Europa League)
⚽️ 15.09.2019 – Boavista Vs. Sporting Lisbon 1: 1 (Primeira Liga)
⚽️ 31.08.2019 – Sporting Lisbon Vs. Rio Ave FC 2: 3 (Primeira League)
⚽️ 25.08.2019 – Portimonense Vs. Sporting Lisbon 1: 3 (Primeira Liga)
⚽️ 18.08.2019 – Sporting Lisbon Vs. Braga 2: 1 (Primeira League)
Famalicao – Statistics & Current Form
The Elf from the north of Portugal denies the seventh season in the highest Portuguese league. Most recently, the club was represented in the season 1993/94 in the upper house. In the last 25 years, mostly the lowlands of Portuguese football have been home to the club. In the middle of the promotion fight, there was even a change of coach last season.
Eight games to go, the club saw the rise in danger and committed Carlos Pinto. With an impressive 7-0-1 balance, the surprising rise could actually be fixed. Quite surprising is the fact that the paths have separated again after these eight games.
Joao Pedro Sousa, previously co-coach of Marco Silva at Everton, took over a club as coach for the first time. He was also provided with a nearly completely new team. Due to limited financial resources, however, there were almost exclusively reinforcements in the form of lending.
Looking at the market values of the players, it can be seen that nine of the ten most valuable players in the squad were lent this season. Only the Spaniard Toni Martinez could be signed off-free by the B-team of West Ham United. The remaining players are all bound to the club only for this season.
The newly formed team found each other surprisingly quickly. To expect this strong start of the season by no means. Although he is a little relativized with a look at the previous opponents. Famalicao had a relatively pleasant kick-off program to play and acted so far almost without exception against teams that are realistic to settle in the lower tableau of the League NOS.
The results have nevertheless left an impression, otherwise between Sporting Lisbon and Famalicao would definitely lower odds on the success of the home side on offer. In the further course of the season, Famalicao will certainly also orientate down. Therefore, a point win at the Europa League starter we would definitely call a surprise.
Expected formation of Famalicao:
↪ Rafael Defendi – Centelles, Miranda, Perez, Patrick William – Goncalvces, Assuncao, Racic – Fabio Martins, Martinez, Lameiras
Last matches of Famalicao:
⚽️ 14.09.2019 – Famalicao Vs. FC Paços de Ferreira 4: 2 (Primeira League)
⚽️ 06.09.2019 – Celta Vigo Vs. Famalicao 1: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 31.08.2019 – Desportivo Aves Vs. Famalicao 2: 3 (Primeira League)
⚽️ 25.08.2019 – Vitória Guimarães vs. Famalicao 1: 1 (Primeira League)
⚽️ 16.08.2019 – Famalicao Vs. Rio Ave FC 1-0 (Primeira Liga)
Sporting Lisbon vs Famalicao Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The green lions of Sporting Lisbon are almost all in a whitewashed vest against the blatant outsider Famalicao. So far, the two sides have faced each other so far, although the last duel in the Portuguese league has been over 20 years back. 1993/94 Famalicao was last represented in the Portuguese Football House of Lords. In ten league games, there were eight victories for Sporting Lisbon and five draws.
The five remaining games between the two teams were in the Taca de Portugal, the cup competition. The last duels are not so long back. Since the 2014/15 season, there were three cup games, all of which could decide the favorite from the capital for themselves!
Sporting Lisbon vs Famalicao Best Free Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
The guests from the north of Portugal are so far the big surprise of the current season. To defend the league lead, however, a victory in Lisbon must succeed. This would definitely be a surprise. Sporting Lisbon are clearly favorites against Famalicao according to current betting odds.
Key Facts – Sporting Lisbon vs Famalicao tips
⭐️ Sporting in the mini-crisis – three competitive games in series could not be won!
⭐️ 13-2-0 – Sporting has a nearly white jacket against the climber!
⭐️ Phenomenal start of the season – five games, 13 points – the underdog baffles the league!
We would have expected even lower betting odds. The strong results of the climber are rated relatively high by the bookmakers. Sporting Lisbon is far stronger than the previous opponents.
Not only do we see very good prospects between Sporting Lisbon against Famalicao in tipping the home side, but we also see promising chances in the handicap victory. Here are offered lucrative odds, which we play with five units use!
Competition: Primeira League
Insider Tips: Sporting Lisbon -1.5
Stake: 5/10 units