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Sporting CP Santa Clara betting prediction

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Both teams will close the championship in this match with the feeling of accomplishment and it is expected that they will seek to provide a well-played game, without major tactical constraints. Thus, it is likely that Sporting will maintain the quality of their offensive dynamics shown recently, creating problems for the Azorean defense, but also see Santa Clara show their quality of attacking game exploring the counterattack, as well as set pieces.
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Sporting CP and Santa Clara meet at Estádio José Alvalade, in a match for the 34th round of the Primeira Liga. Santa Clara got a home win by (3‑2), in the last league head‑to‑head, played in 07‑01‑2022. The head‑to‑head history at this stadium, favours the home team, since in the last 3 head‑to‑heads they won 3. Accordingly, in the last head‑to‑head played at this stadium, for the Primeira Liga, on 05‑03‑2021, Sporting CP won by (2‑1). S. Coates (90' ) and Pedro Goncalves (22' ) scored for Sporting CP and R. Costa (84' ) for Santa Clara. The home/away factor is worth special atention, since although this is a match between 2nd and 11th of the league table, it’s also a match between the 2nd best team in home matches and the 17th best in away matches.

Analysis Sporting CP

After 26 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, the home team is in the 2nd position, havinf won 82 points so far. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Portimonense by (2‑3), after in the previous match they have won (4‑1) at home, against Gil Vicente. Interestingly enough, this is a team that has had better results in away matches than at home, since they have won 42 points in away matches and only 40 at their stadium. For the league, Sporting CP won 24 points out of 30 possible points, after 8 wins and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. There are a few recurrent results in their home matches: at half‑time 1‑0 (9 out of 16 matches) and after the 90' 2‑0 (6 out of 16 matches). Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 11 of the last 16 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. This is a team that likes to score first. They have opened up the score in 28 of the last 33 matches for the Primeira Liga, they have reached half‑time in front in 19 of those 28 matches and have held on to the lead until the end of the 90' in 24 of them. In 33 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 5 times, but have turned the score around in 2. there is 1 period that stands out in the last 16 home matches for this competition: they have suffered 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (76'‑90').

Sporting did a good level championship, although inferior to the quality presented by rival FC Porto, which has already won the championship. At the entrance to the farewell of 2021/22, Rúben Amorim's team appears in 2nd place in the table, with 82 points, 11 above Benfica and six behind FC Porto. In a series of three consecutive victories, in a clear show of respect for the jerseys that the athletes wear, at a time when the title goal already seemed a mirage, Sporting will end the season motivated. In the last round, the “lions” won at Portimonense, by 2-3, having opened the scoreboard, allowed the turnaround in the first half, but arrived at the new turnaround now in their favor, in the second time, with a double from the Spaniard Pablo Sarabia.

Confirmed Lineup: João Virginia, Gonçalo Bernardo Inácio, Sebastián Coates, Luís Neto, Pote, Daniel Bragança, Bruno Tabata, João Palhinha, Pedro Porro, Pablo Sarabia, Nuno Santos.
Coach: Ruben Amorim.

Analysis Santa Clara

The away team is currently in the 11th position of the league, with 37 points won, after 9 wins, 13 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Vitória SC, by (1‑1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Paços de Ferreira, by (2‑0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 10 points in away matches and 27 at their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 23 conceded at home, against 14 goals scored and 27 conceded in away matches. In the last 10 away league matches Santa Clara has a record of 1 win, 5 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 30 possible. In 33 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 12 times and have only turned the score around in 1.

Santa Clara did a good championship in the fight for permanence, a goal that has already been mathematically achieved a few days ago, reaching the close of the championship occupying the 7th place of the table, with 40 points, one above Estoril and five behind Vitória SC. With only one defeat (against the already champion FC Porto) in the last 11 matches, the team led by coach Mário Silva breathes with great confidence at the entrance to the close of the championship, coming from a series of five consecutive games without losing (two victories and three draws). After the draw in the visit to Vitória SC (1-1), Santa Clara received and beat Paços Ferreira, by 2-0, in the last round, in a game where they benefited from the fact of playing in numerical superiority right from the five minutes of the first half.

Confirmed Lineup: Ricardo Fernandes, Paulo Henrique, Kennedy Boateng, Julio Rodrigues Romão, João Afonso, Pierre Sagna, Mohammad Mohebi, Hidemasa Morita, Lincoln, Ricardinho, Rui Costa.

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The tip and bet suggestion for the Sporting CP vs Santa Clara match, on 14 May 2022, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy US, goes to: Both teams score? Yes ⇒ odd 2.00 at betfair.

The Sporting CP vs Santa Clara on 14 May 2022 will be played at Lisboa, Estádio José Alvalade.


Primeira Liga - 2021/2022

  • 100% 306 / 306 Games

  • Home team wins 39.54%
  • Draws 28.43%
  • Away team wins 32.03%
  • Over 1.5 76.8%
  • Over 2.5 49.02%
  • Over 3.5 27.12%
  • Goals 807
  • Goals /match 2.64
  • Goals /match home 1.43
  • Goals /match away 1.21
  • Both teams score 52.94%
  • Goals after 80' 17.97%
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