Vizela vs Sporting Prediction, Tips & Odds – 18.01.2024
Vizela vs Sporting Prediction 18.01.2024. In the 18th round of the Portuguese League, Vizela will host Sporting on Thursday at 21:45 at the Estadiu do Vizela.
In the previous round, the home team suffered a defeat against Boavista, while the guests triumphed over Chaves. We found the best odds for this game at the popular 22bet sportsbook. You will get an attractive Welcome Bonus for all newly registered customers if you register today. Read our article if you wonder how to claim this 22bet Welcome Bonus.
Vizela vs Sporting odds
Vizela Team News
At the midpoint of the Primeira Liga season, Vizela is facing challenges in maintaining its top-flight status, currently placed in the relegation zone with 13 points from 17 played matches. With only two wins and eight losses, their 16 goals scored are the lowest in the league so far.
Despite a change in leadership with the arrival of new coach Ruben de la Barrera, Vizela has not made significant progress, securing only two points in the first three league matches under his guidance. Despite a recent victory in the Taca de Portugal against Arouca with a score of 1-0, a 4-1 defeat to Boavista in the recent league fixture leaves them with serious challenges, trailing by two points from the safety zone.
Compounding their difficulties are injuries to key players such as Nuno Moreira, Dylan Saint-Louis, Pedro Ortiz, and Jardel. The team is likely to feel the burden of these absences. Samuel Essende is expected to lead the attack again, while Matias Lacava and Abdul Awudu will play crucial roles on the wings in supporting the offensive efforts, despite competition from Alberto Soro. Their goal will be to halt the negative streak and start climbing out of the bottom of the table.
Sporting Lisbon faces the challenge of maintaining their impressive winning streak and strengthening their lead at the top of the Primeira Liga as they enter the second half of the season. With 43 points from 17 matches, mostly resulting in victories, Sporting has a clear goal of reclaiming the league title.
Recent matches, including a convincing 4-0 win against Tondela in the Taca de Portugal and a recent triumph of 3-0 against Chaves, keep them one point ahead of Benfica and five points ahead of Porto. Despite the absence of players such as Ousmane Diomande and Geny Catamo due to international duties, along with the injury to Jeremiah St Juste, coach Ruben Amorim is considering sticking with the winning lineup.
In the attack, Viktor Gyokeres leads Sporting, while Pedro Goncalves plays a crucial role in the midfield. Although defensive duo Diomande and St Juste will be missing, Sebastian Coates is likely to start alongside Goncalo Inacio and Matheus Reis, with the recent clean sheet against Chaves providing additional confidence in their defensive setup.
Another offensive performance is expected, with Paulinho and Trincao providing support in the attack. Despite anticipating tough challenges in the second half of the season, Sporting Lisbon has the opportunity to extend their lead and solidify their position at the top of the table.
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Vizela: Nuno Moreira, Dylan Saint-Louis, Pedro Ortiz, Jardel
Sporting: Ousmane Diomande, Geny Catamo, Jeremiah St Juste
Vizela (4-5-1): Buntic; Oliveira, Wilson, Anderson, Pereira; Lacava, Nascimento, Samu, Bustamente, Soro; Essende
Sporting (3-4-3): Adan; Inacio, Coates, Reis; Esgaio, Hjumland, Goncalves, Santos; Trincao, Gyokeres, Paulinho
Sporting is the clear favorite in this matchup due to their better head-to-head record, position in the league table, and current form. Despite Vizela having the home advantage, we believe they will find it challenging to achieve a positive result. Additionally, we anticipate an open game, so our betting suggestion is a victory for Sporting with at least three goals scored in the entire match.
Kick-off Time: Thursday, 18.01.2024, 9:45 AM Local Time (GMT 0), 21:45 CET
Prediction: Sporting to win & over 2.5
Odds (when tipped): 1.99