On the 34th and final match day of the Portuguese Primeira Liga, FC Vizela and Sporting CP will face each other in a highly anticipated match at Estádio do Vizela.
While Sporting CP is looking to consolidate their 4th place in the standings, FC Vizela has their sights set on an eighth-place finish. The stakes are high as both teams look to make a statement on this climactic day of competition. With strong rosters and passionate supporters, this is sure to be an entertaining game that decides which team will end their season on a high note.
Let’s have a look at the latest Portuguese Primeira Liga predictions between FC Vizela vs Sporting CP, probable lineups, match facts and up to date betting odds for you to consider!
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The Vizelenses’ woes regarding their poor form in the Primeira Liga were far from over as they made the trip to Estadio do Maritimo to lock horns with Maritimo, which didn’t produce the result they were looking for as they succumbed to a narrow 1:0 defeat to extend their winless run to six matches, where four losses and two draws have been recorded.
Home advantage has had little effect on boosting their confidence, as their last win at the Estadio do Vizela came on the first day of April, winning 3:1 against Casa Pia, and they have since gone on a three-match winless run, recording two draws and a loss. They have accumulated 19 points in their last 16 home matches, including seven losses, four draws, and five wins.
The Vizelenses are on the verge of achieving an impressive 11th place finish in the 2023 season or even better, an eight place finish, allowing them to remain in the top flight for another three years after having gained promotion to the Primeira Liga in 2021–22, and it is testament to their dedication and hard work that they have been able to achieve such success in their short time in the league.
Felipe; Silva, Wilson, Anderson, Afonso; Claudemir, Rashid; Zohi, Samu, Bondoso; Osmajic
The Leões saw their four-match unbeaten run in the Primeira Liga come to an end as they were held to a 2:2 draw against table-toppers Benfica at home. However, the positivity of it all is that they remain unbeaten in their last 13 matches, recording three draws and as many wins as 10.
This season has surely made the Leões jump through hoops in their bid for a productive season, but they have unfortunately failed to meet the required expectations as they were dumped out of the Europa League, Taca de Liga, and Taca de Portugal, and what that means is that Rúben Amorim’s men will have to conclude the season without any major trophy in their cabinet.
A sneak peek into their previous season saw them finish in second place with 85 points; however, they’ve failed to replicate that finish this season as they currently occupy 4th place with 71 points and are about to finish outside the top three for the first time since the 2019/20 season.
Israel; Diomande, Coates, Inacio; Esgaio, Ugarte, Morita, Santos; Trincao, Paulinho, Goncalves
In the last 5 meetings, FC Vizela have won 0 times, Sporting CP have won 5 times and there have been 0 draws with the goal difference being 12-4 in favour of Sporting CP.
To say FC Vizela has nothing to play for having guaranteed their safety to participate in the upcoming season is surely an understatement as they seek to conclude the season on a high note, and that’s aiming for an eight-place finish, which will surely come as a great deal of achievement for a side that has already met expectations, making them a side that can’t be written off here.
Sporting CP, on the other hand, have run out of available chances to conclude the season inside the top three as they are four points shy of achieving that feat, making fourth place and a Europa League spot their destined finish a bitter truth they can’t avoid. Though they have nothing to play for in this match, there’s nothing that beats finishing a season on a high note.
FC Vizela may have had a great run this season, and there’s no doubting that, but it won’t be enough motivation to see off this one with a resounding result, which makes us inclined to think that Sporting CP will have the edge to come out of this one with a positive result as they have not lost any of their last eight away games, picking up six wins and two draws. As such, picking them up in the handicap of -1.0 should be enough to surface here.
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