New off the rear of a Taca de Liga rout against Porto, Sporting Lisbon return to the Primeira Liga where they play host to Arouca at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on Saturday.
The guests will head into the game frantic to get one over Ruben Amorim’s side having lost every one of the last 11 games between the sides beginning around 2013.
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Sporting Lisbon experienced a blow in their chase after the Taca de Portugal title as they tumbled to a 2-1 loss because of Porto in the principal leg of their semi-last conflict on Wednesday.
Following a predictable first a large portion of, the game ignited into life four minutes after the span when Pablo Sarabia broke the gridlock, yet Mehdi Taremi and Evanison scored in a five-minute spell to turn the tie on its head.
Sporting Lisbon presently direct their concentration toward the Primeira Liga where they are as of now on a fine-game unbeaten run, asserting three successes and two draws since January’s 2-1 misfortune against Braga.
Be that as it may, Amorim’s side will feel rather frustrated by their latest league excursion as they were held to a draw at Maritimo on February 26, when Bruno Xadas and Islam Slimani scored for one or the other side to drive a portion of the riches.
With 58 points from 24 games, Sporting Lisbon are at present second in the Primeira Liga standings, four points above rivals Benfica in third spot and six afloat of first-put Porto.
Arouca, then again, neglected to make it two successes from two in the association interestingly this season last break when they fought against eminent loss to rescue a draw Moreirense.
In a game where Fabio Pacheco accepted his walking orders, Yan Santos and Santos loanee Bruno Marques scored for one or the other side to compel a portion of the riches at the Bruno Marques.
Armando Evangelista’s side have now overseen only one win from their last five excursions – asserting two draws and losing two – with a 3-1 triumph at Vitoria de Guimaraes on February 19 being the main special case.
This unfortunate run has been inferable from their battles and absence of sting at the assaulting end of the pitch, where they have scored only two goals in their last five trips and 23 in their 24 games this season.
Arouca have won five, drawn seven and lost 12 of their 24 league games this season to gather 22 points and sit in fifteenth put on the log, only two points over the drop season finisher spot.
Donning Lisbon will be hoping to reestablish some pride after their cup rout against rivals Porto last break. They will fancy their possibilities against a conflicting Arouca side who they have improved of in every one of their last 11 experiences starting around 2013. Taking a gander at the inlet in class and quality between the different sides, we are tipping Sporting Lisbon to leave away with every one of the three points solid.