Friday 2 Mar

Porto vs. Sporting Match Preview

01 Mar 2018 Keith M. PORTUGAL: Primeira Liga
PORTUGAL: Primeira Liga

FC Porto

  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W


20:30 GMT
02 March 2018

Sporting CP

  • W
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • W

20:30 GMT 02 March 2018

The Porto vs. Sporting match will be played on Friday, March 2, at the Dragao Stadium, Porto. This is the derby match of round 25 in Primeira Liga. Porto is currently 1st on the table with 64 points, while Sporting is 3rd on the table with 59 points at the moment. If Porto wins this match, the title race would be over for Sporting.


  • Porto is still undefeated in the league after 24 rounds. They recorded 20 wins and only four draws. In their last 28 games in all competitions they were defeated against Liverpool in Champions League and their next opponents Sporting in Portuguese Cup.
  • Sporting is currently in a series of five games without a defeat. In three out of those five games we saw over 2.5 goals.


In their previous ten meetings, Porto recorded three victories, Sporting had four wins, while three matches ended in a draw. In their last three games we saw under 2.5 goals.


The match against Liverpool which they lost by 5:0 on their home pitch casted a shadow over their perfect domestic season. So, they will have to step up and defeat their fierce Portuguese rivals in the upcoming game. Five points advantage over Benfica and Sporting with ten games to go isn't much. In addition, Porto will have to play a game against Benfica as well until the end of the season, as a visitor. It is very important for them to win the upcoming game.

Latest matches: FC Porto

25.02.2018 Prim Portimonense SC FC Porto 1:5 W
18.02.2018 Prim FC Porto Rio Ave FC 5:0 W
14.02.2018 UEFA FC Porto Liverpool FC 0:5 L
11.02.2018 Prim GD Chaves FC Porto 0:4 W
07.02.2018 Taca FC Porto Sporting CP 1:0 W


Sporting have same ambitions as Porto - they have to win the upcoming match. They are still in the race for Europa League title, since they eliminated Astana in the first knockout round of the competition. However, the focus will be on the match against Porto for sure.

Latest matches: Sporting CP

26.02.2018 Prim Sporting CP Moreirense FC 1:0 W
22.02.2018 UEFA Sporting CP FC Astana 3:3 D
19.02.2018 Prim CD Tondela Sporting CP 1:2 W
15.02.2018 UEFA FC Astana Sporting CP 1:3 W
11.02.2018 Prim Sporting CP CD Feirense 2:0 W


Porto is a favorite to win the upcoming game. However, since both teams mustn't lose this, maybe they will be happy with a point from this match.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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