Sporting will chase the title fight all the way in the Portuguese league, but they have also set the bar high in the Portuguese League Cup. The hosts are coming off a comfortable 5-0 home win against Maritimo who didn’t threaten at any point in the match. Ruben Amorim’s team had full control of the match without leaving room for the visitors. Paulinho achieved a hat trick and was the most valuable player of the match, he scored the goals at 1′, 15′ and 31′. In the second half, Pedro Porro made it 4-0 in the 73rd minute, with Miguel Silva achieving the final 5-0 with an own goal. Sporting went through the group stage of the institution, being first with nine points. For the difficult upcoming match against Braga, the team does not face any particular competitive problems.
On the other hand, Braga, in addition to a good run in the league, is also aiming for the Portuguese League Cup. The team wants a good run in a competition and has the potential to go far. The visitors come from a home victory with a score of 2-0 against Pacos Ferreira. Artur Jorge’s team was better throughout the match and celebrated a victory without problems. In the first half, Alvaro Djalo opened the scoring in the 42nd minute, putting his team in front of the score. In stoppage time of the first half, Abel Ruiz scored the second goal for Braga in the 45+1′. In the second half, the home team managed 2-0 in their favor, taking the victory that gave them and at the same time the qualification. In the group Braga finished in 1st place with nine points and 3/3. For the upcoming game against Sporting in Lisbon, the team does not face any particular competitive problems.
The bet estimate: Portuguese League Cup derby between Sporting and Braga with both teams scoring is what we expect, so we go with G/G at the good odd of 1.82 (TigersBet).