On Saturday (29 October) Arouca and Sporting Lisbon will compete for the three points of the Primeira Liga.
The hosts come out from 1-1 at the home of Maritimo. Both goals came in the second half, with Andre Vidigal and Antony Santos finding the bottom of the net in the deadlock.
Sporting, meanwhile, also shared the tally of 1-1 at Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League midweek week. Marcus Edwards broke the deadlock for the visitors in the 22nd minute. Rodrigo Bentancur equalized for Spurs before injury-time winner Harry Kane was barred from the VAR for offside.
Sporting will now turn their attention to national action, where they are fourth in the standings, with 19 points in ten games.
In the last outing of the Primeira Division, they defeated Casa Pia at home 3-1. They are fourth in the standings with 19 points in ten games.
Sporting showed great determination to leave London by one point in their 1-1 draw with Tottenham in the Champions League. The result means the Lions have their fate in their hands to qualify for knockouts.
However, things haven’t been so smooth for them in the league, although they will enjoy their run in an Arouca side they have beaten 12 times in a row. The trend should continue and Sporting should secure a comfortable victory with goals for both sides.
3-1 to Sporting.
Arouca predicted starting lineup:
Arruabarrena; Esgaio, Opoku, Basso, Correia; Soro, Ruiz, Simao; Alves, Dabbagh, Bukia
Sporting Lisbon predicted starting lineup:
Adan; Marsa, Inacio, Reis; Esgaio, Fernandes, Ugarte, Santos; Paulinho, Edwards, Goncalves
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