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Sporting CP vs Vizela betting tips: Primeira Liga preview, predictions and odds

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After earning a point in the derby last weekend, it is imperative that Sporting Clube de Portugal get back to winning ways here.

Last Sunday, Pedro Gonçalves’ penalty helped Sporting hold fierce rivals Benfica to a 2-2 draw at Estádio da Luz.

However, having lost to second-bottom Marítimo the week before, Rúben Amorim’s team remain fourth in the Primeira Liga table, 12 points adrift the leaders.

More pertinently, the Leões are seven points below Porto and eight adrift Braga, as they seek to sneak into those Champions League positions.

Thus, with this a Friday night fixture, Sporting will get the chance to close the gap, even if only temporarily, on those above them.

Vizela will be no push-overs, kicking off in eighth place, just eight points worse-off than their infinitely more illustrious hosts.

In 2021, Vizelenses were promoted back to the top-flight, after 36 years away, finishing just four points above the relegation zone last season.

This time round, Tulipa’s team are enjoying mid-table serenity, hammering Marítimo 3-0 last weekend.

Milutin Osmajić scored twice in the first five minutes at Estádio do Vizela, before Anderson completed the rout.

So, it will not be easy, but Sporting should be too good at Estádio José Alvalade.

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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