We offer a forecast for the confrontation between Sporting and Aberdeen, which will take place on 24 September in Portugal. What to expect from the meeting? – find out below.
The Portuguese team had a good opportunity to finish the previous season in third place, but it went to Braga, so the club starts qualifying for the Europa League from the semi-final stage.
Sporting had three friendly matches in which they showed really good and dynamic football. Under the hot hand of Ruben Amorim’s guys were Portimomnensi (2: 1), Belenenses (3: 1) and Valladolid (2: 1), which can be called a good start.
Of course, the team from Lisbon still has something to work on, especially since the domestic championship is only gaining momentum, so the club begins its new history from the Europa League with a match against Aberdeen.
The Scottish Championship is already in full swing, and to be more precise, the eighth round has ended. Derek McInnes’ team is far from the last place in the standings, although it is already eight points behind the leader.
Aberdeen can boast of two victories in the Europa League, because at first the team confidently defeated Runavik (6: 0), and then beat Viking in class (2: 0). So far, everything is going according to plan and this is good news.
Whatever one may say, but the biggest test is ahead, as the Scottish club will meet in the battle with Sporting, also on the road, so you have to work hard to fight for a ticket to the next round.
In the last ten games, Aberdeen have lost only twice.
In the previous three matches with Sporting participation, the total of 2.5 goals was broken three times.
Sporting proved to be great during the preparations for the new season and the Europa League, but in official matches it will definitely not be so easy, especially against the motivated Aberdeen .
Both teams are among the teams that like to act at high speeds and attack, so an interesting and entertaining duel awaits us. In our opinion, opponents of this level will not have any problems to please us with goals and break the total of 2.5 goals.
Our prediction – total over 2.5 goals for 1.65 odds in bookmaker Winline