Sporting Lisbon vs Aberdeen Free Betting Tips – Europa League Quali 2020
Are the Scots taking advantage of the hour?
⚽️ Competition: Europa League qualification
⚽️ Date: 24.09.2020
🥅 Insider Tips: X2 & Under 2.5 Goals
🔥 Odds: 4.75
🔝 Stake: 4/10 units
Sporting Lisbon hasn’t played a single competitive game in the 2020/21 season. Most recently, test games and the league opener were canceled or postponed due to a total of ten positive tests for COVID-19. Also in the home game against Aberdeen FC, which is already in a really good rhythm after six wins from the first seven competitive games, at least three other men from the coaching staff are missing in addition to coach Ruben Amorim.
However, the current situation of the Lions is decidedly suboptimal. The fact that coach Rúben Amorim is not available to the team that has not played a competitive game since July 25th must be included in the prediction at Sporting Lisbon against Aberdeen. Also, it is a single knockout game without a second leg.
Against this background, we see a lot of value in placing the tip on the double chance X2 at Sporting against Aberdeen. Because this also suggests a low-goal game, we also include the bet on under 2.5 goals on the ticket.
Sporting Lisbon – Statistics & Current Form
Since 2002, Sporting Lisbon could no longer win the Portuguese championship. Most recently, the Lions not only played third fiddle in Portugal behind FC Porto and city rivals Benfica but also had to be pushed out of third place.
As fourth in the 2019/20 final table, the Verde e brancos (in German: the green-whites) behind Sporting Braga went once again to the qualifying round for the Europa League.
Ten positive COVID-19 tests made preparation difficult
There, the team of Rúben Amorim faces the first competitive game of the 2020/21 season after almost exactly two months without games. The lions should have started in the Primeira League last Saturday. Because often positive tests for COVID-19, the league opener had to be postponed as well as the final test against SSC Napoli the week before.
The Verde e brancos, who have to do without their head coach and three other members of the coaching staff against Aberdeen, only played a single test match on September 4, 2020.
Lack of match practice and fragmented preparation for the season
Nevertheless, the fourth in the 2019/20 final table in the Primeira Liga naturally brings a highly decorated and high-quality squad with him on paper, which is doomed to win against a comparatively small Scottish club at home.
The probable lineup of Sporting Lisbon:
➥ Maximiano – Mendes – Coates – Quaresma – Porro – Palhinha – Wendel – Mattheus – Fernandes – Cabral – Vietto
Last matches from Sporting Lisbon:
Club friendship games
⚽️ 09/04 2020 Sporting CP 2 – 1 Real Valladolid
⚽️ 08/30 2020 Sporting CP 3 – 1 Belenenses SAD
⚽️ 08/28 2020 Portimonense 1 – 2 Sporting CP
⚽️ 07/25 2020 Benfica 2 – 1 Sporting CP
⚽️ 07/21 2020 Sporting CP 0 – 0 Vitoria de Setubal
Aberdeen – Statistics & Current Form
Aberdeen FC has won the Scottish Championship four times so far, with three of the four successes going back to the 1980s when none other than Sir Alex Ferguson steered the club’s fortunes. The later long-time coach of Manchester United even led the Dons to overall victory in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1983.
Since the glorious 1980s, Aberdeen FC hasn’t heard much from them. Neither nationally, where the runner-up championship was celebrated for the last time in 2016/17, nor internationally.
So far it has always been the third qualifying round
Since the introduction of the Europa League for the 2009/10 season, the red and whites have participated in the qualifying rounds for the group stage seven times.
- “In the first and second leg, the favored team would normally win. They remain the clear favorites, but they only have 90 minutes. We come full of faith and trust. ” – Derek McInnes at Daily Record
At the latest in the third round, it was always the end of the line for the Dons, who again this year clash with a real heavyweight in the form of Sporting.
However, Aberdeen mastered the previous two tasks with flying colors. In the first qualifying round, there was a 6-0 victory at home against Runavik, which was followed by a 2-0 away win at Norwegian representatives Viking Stavanger. Two wins and 8-0 goals are an impressive record.
Failed dress rehearsal after six wins in a row at the start of the season
Besides, the Dons also got off to a strong start in the league, were able to make all of the first four games of the season victorious, and also held zero in three of the four games. However, the dress rehearsal for the Sporting game failed. On Sunday the red-whites lost their home game against Motherwell with a crash 3-0.
If it weren’t for this latest damper, it would make all the more sense to bet on the Scots’ progress at Sporting Lisbon against Aberdeen. Even so, the combination of Double Chance X2 with “Under 2.5 goals” covers a lot of eventualities and is by no means out of thin air given the record of six wins from the first seven competitive games.
The probable lineup of Aberdeen:
➥ Lewis – Considine – McKenna – Hoban – Hayes – Ferguson – McGeouch – McCrorie – Hedges – Wright – Watkins
Last matches from Aberdeen:
⚽️ 09/20 2020 Aberdeen 0 – 3 Motherwell
Europa League qualification
⚽️ 09/17 2020 Viking 0 – 2 Aberdeen
⚽️ 09/12 2020 Aberdeen 1 – 0 Kilmarnock
⚽️ 08/30 2020 Hibernian 0 – 1 Aberdeen
Europa League qualification
⚽️ 08/27 2020 Aberdeen 6 – 0 NSI Runavik
Sporting Lisbon vs Aberdeen – Direct comparison / H2H balance
Both teams have never faced each other in a competitive game. So there is no “head to head” data that could affect the prediction at Sporting Lisbon against Aberdeen.
Sporting Lisbon vs Aberdeen – betting odds comparison
🥅 Insider Tips: Sporting Lisbon
🔥 Odds: 1.36
🥅 Insider Tips: Draw
🔥 Odds: 5
🥅 Insider Tips: Aberdeen
🔥 Odds: 7.5
Sporting Lisbon vs Aberdeen Free Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
Of course, it should be made clear that the Verde e brancos are the big favorites in a home game against a comparatively small opponent. The fact that Sporting has not yet played a competitive game, that Coach Amorim is missing because of a positive COVID-19 test, and that this duel will be decided in a single knockout game are three factors that significantly increase the outsider’s chances.
Key facts – Sporting Lisbon vs Aberdeen tips
🥅 Sporting haven’t played a competitive game for two months
🥅 Aberdeen won the first six games of the season all with 13-1 goals
🥅 Rúben Amorim and three members of the coaching staff are absent due to positive tests
We risk a well-considered outsider bet and recommend the tip on the double chance X2 combined with “under 2.5 goals” at Sporting Lisbon against Aberdeen.