Unusual picture in the Portuguese Primeira League: With FC Famalicao, a big underdog leads the Portuguese league. Top teams like Benfica Lisbon, Porto or Sporting Lisbon are currently still there as a pursuer. For the latter, there was a 1: 2 defeat in the direct duel against the current leaders.
Soccer Predictions and Odds Aves vs Sporting Lisbon
This was the next setback for the Green-Whites from Lisbon this season. Sporting already has ten points less than city rivals Benfica with an eight-point win. The title seems to be no realistic goal after the catastrophic start to the season, especially as title candidates like Benfica and Porto have hardly left any points in recent years.
To ensure that the important starting points for international competition, in particular the Champions League, remain within reach, the “lions” from Lisbon have to deliver. For the seventh game day, the duel between Aves vs Sporting Lisbon, where, according to odds of the bookmakers, the guests are in the role of favorites.
There is no room for error in the bottom of Aves. Jorge Silas last celebrated his debut as Sporting coach. The new trainer of the Green-Whites takes over after the short-term interim solution by Leonel Pontes. If the effect of the change of coach shows up on Monday evening, there is a lot to be said for Aves against Sporting Lisbon.
Aves – Statistics & Current Form
Two seasons ago, Desportivo Aves celebrated the biggest success in the history of the club with the UEFA Cup victory over Sporting Lisbon. Since Aves did not participate in the licensing process for the international competition during the season, there was no right to start the Europa League for the cup winners 2017/18.
Instead, the table fifth Rio Ave got the ticket for the Europa League. At the big and at the same time surprising cup title Aves could not continue anyway. In the past season, the team put a catastrophic record of 10-6-18 and was only four points from a relegation rank.
The miserable run from last season seems to continue. With currently three points in the account, Aves carries the red lantern with him. In addition, the table bottom with 18 goals conceded the worst defensive of the Primeira Liga. Even against opponents such as Guimaraes or Rio Ave had to take Aves harsh 1: 5 failures.
It thus remains to be seen how the team will play against Sporting Lisbon in the duel. The club is currently still building on Augusto Inacio, who has been in office since the beginning of the year. To see how the 64-year-old can turn things around in the coming games, will be seen.
The change in summer had not really borne fruit so far. Enzo Zidane, eldest son of Zinedine Zidane, is probably the most famous face among the Portuguese. As a playmaker from Aves, the French youngster is gaining experience, but has not shown any outstanding performances so far.
After the meager performances in recent games, it remains to be seen how Aves will face Sporting at home. If the team is on the weak defensive and can put offensive accents, the bottom of the table may well take away countable against the stumbling top club. If the home side even win, Aves will reward Sporting Lisbon with a tip on the home team in a lucrative way.
Expected formation of Aves:
➲ Beunardeau – Simunec, Dzwigala, Claudio – Figueiredo, Oliveira, Luiz, Jailson – Zidane – Welinton, Mehrdad
Last matches of Aves:
⚽️ 20.09.2019 – FC Paços de Ferreira Vs. Aves 2: 1 (Primeira League)
⚽️ 14.09.2019 – Vitória Guimarães vs. Aves 5: 1 (Primeira League)
⚽️ 31.08.2019 – Aves Vs. Famalicao 2: 3 (Primeira League)
⚽️ 23.08.2019 – Rio Ave FC vs.. Aves 5: 1 (Primeira League)
⚽️ 18.08.2019 – Aves Vs. Marítimo Funchal 3: 1 (Primeira Liga)
Sporting Lisbon – Statistics & Current Form
Meanwhile, Sporting Lisbon is still running low. While city rivals Benfica Lisbon and FC Porto take their place in the title race, Sporting Lisbon are likely to have to retire early with ten points behind them. After the last few seasons, when the title contenders have barely left points, it will be hard to catch up.
The “Lions” from Lisbon lost to current leader FC Famalicao last season. The negative trend from the competitive games previously continued in the cup competition, where Sporting conceded a 2-1 loss to Rio Ave during the week. If you look at the Green-White squad in the Cup, you can not really speak of great rotation.
Interim solution Leonel Pontes had to leave his place after a short time. Jorge Silas, former coach of the city rivals from Belenenses, will take over Sporting Lisbon and celebrate his coaching debut against Aves. For the 43-year-old Portuguese, it is only the second station as a club coach. How Silas will master the big challenge at Sporting is shown in the upcoming games.
Sporting Lisbon has been without competition for five competitive matches. Four of the last five matches were also lost. In the Europa League, the Green-Whites had also spoiled the group opener against PSV Eindhoven. It would be even more important for Sporting Lisbon to regain confidence before the important second group match on Thursday night.
Silas will be able to get the most out of Aves in the away game. Which start-up decisions the new Sporting coach will make remains uncertain for the time being.
Expected formation of Sporting Lisbon:
➲ Ribeiro – Acuna, Mathieu, Coates, Rosier – Fernandes, Battaglia, Doumbia – Wendel – Bolasie, Vietto
Last matches of Sporting Lisbon:
⚽️ 26.09.2019 – Sporting Lisbon vs. Rio Ave FC 1: 2 (League Cup)
⚽️ 23.09.2019 – Sporting Lisbon Vs. Famalicao 1: 2 (Primeira League)
⚽️ 19.09.2019 – PSV Eindhoven Vs. Sporting Lisbon 3: 2 (Europa League)
⚽️ 15.09.2019 – Boavista Vs. Sporting Lisbon 1: 1 (Primeira Liga)
⚽️ 31.08.2019 – Sporting Lisbon Vs. Rio Ave FC 2: 3 (Primeira League)
Aves vs Sporting Lisbon Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
In the previous eleven duels between the two clubs Aves could only win once against Sporting Lisbon. Ironically, in the Cup final in 2018 the underdog defeated the Portuguese top club. Sporting scored 24 goals against Aves in the eleven matches before, conceding just eight goals. Last season, Sporting gave Lisbon a 4-1 home win and a 3-1 away win over Aves.
Aves vs Sporting Lisbon Soccer Betting Predictions and Odds
The effect of a change of coach is often noticeable in stumbling teams. With new impulses should be found back in the win hints. Before the important second group match in the Europa League, Jorge Silas, the new coach of the “Lions” from Lisbon, makes his debut.
The bottom club from Aves counts only one win. The home side started very badly in the new season and put with 18 goals against the weakest defense in the league. After five competitive matches without victory, the “lions” of Jorge Silas should be hungry for a sense of achievement.
Key Facts – Aves vs Sporting Lisbon tips
📌 Sporting coach Jorge Silas makes his debut against Aves.
📌 Sporting could not win any of the last five competitive games.
📌 Aves is the league’s worst defense in the table.
Accordingly, our Aves goal against Sporting Lisbon is aimed at good odds on the score. The hosts are currently playing a catastrophic season and have already come under teams against teams like Guimaraes and Rio Ave. Anything but an away win would therefore be excluded. We choose a bet of six units.
Competition: Primeira Liga
Prediction Today: Sporting Lisbon (2)
Stake: 6/10 units