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União Madeira Sporting CP betting prediction

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The most likely scenario is that there will be a few goals. Although the home team hasn’t got that many offensive arguments, they had a great exhibition against champions Benfica. As for Sporting, they should use this match to overcome the elimination from the Portuguese Cup. Therefore, we expect a match played at a good pace from the first minute, dominated by the away team.
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União Madeira and Sporting CP meet at Estádio da Madeira, in a match for the 14th round of the Primeira Liga. There is no record of official head‑to‑heads between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last time they met, on 21‑12‑2006, the match ended with the final score: União Madeira (1‑3) Sporting CP.

Analysis União Madeira

After 2 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses, the home team is in the 15th position, havinf won 11 points so far. In the last match, they have tied at home against Benfica by (0‑0), after in the previous match they have lost (6‑0) an away match against Paços de Ferreira. In the last 7 home league matches União Madeira has a record of 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 9 points out of 21 possible. Their offense hasn’t been one of their best features, as they haven’t scored any goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. 16 of their last 26 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals, so there is a tendency for few goals in their home matches. They haven't been able to score the first goal. In fact, they have only opened up the score in 2 of the last 13 matches for the Primeira Liga, they have reached half‑time in advantage in all of those 2 matches and held on to the lead until the end of the match in all of them. They have conceded the first goal in 7 of their 13 matches for this competition, and have never been able to turn the score around. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (76'‑90').

União da Madeira comes to this match motivated by a home goalless draw against champions Benfica. However, before that they suffered two heavy losses, against FC Porto and Paços de Ferreira. William Soares is the main reference of the home team, responsible for controlling the centre of the foield and coordinate the team’s defensive and offensive moves. The best scorer of the team is Danilo Dias, with only 2 goals scored, which is clear evidence of the team’s problems to create goal opportunities and score.

Confirmed Lineup: André Moreira, Paulinho, Joãozinho, Paulo Monteiro, Diego Galo, Shehu Abdullahi, William Soares, Gian Martins, Élio Martins, Amilton, Jhonder Cadiz.

Analysis Sporting CP

The away team is currently in the 1st position of the league, with 35 points won, after 11 wins and 2 draws. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Marítimo, by (0‑1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Moreirense, by (3‑1). In their last match, for the Taça de Portugal, they got an away loss against Sporting Braga by (4‑3), after extended time. In the last 7 away league matches Sporting CP has a record of 6 wins and 1 draw, so they have won 19 points out of 21 possible.

In this competition, they have a sequence of 7 wins in the last matches and they haven't lost any of the last 7 away matches. Defensive consistency has been one of their best features, as they have only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that likes to score first. They have opened up the score in 12 of the last 13 matches for the Primeira Liga, they have reached half‑time in front in 7 of those 12 matches and have held on to the lead until the end of the 90' in 11 of them.

Sporting comes to this match disappointed, after having been eliminated from the Portuguese Cup by Braga, in an electrifying match in which they had the lead twice but allowed Braga to turn the score around in extra time. Coach Jesus will surely use the usual 4-4-2 formation, with Slimani and Gelson Martins in front. The away team usually has problems in winning at this stadium, as the head to head record shows, but this season they are stronger than usual and should win naturally.

Confirmed Lineup: Rui Patrício, Ricardo Esgaio, Jefferson, Paulo Oliveira, Naldo, João Mário, Adrien Silva, Gelson Martins, Fredy Montero, Islam Slimani, Bryan Ruiz.

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Frequently asked questions

👉 Which is the recommended bet for the União Madeira Sporting CP match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the União Madeira vs Sporting CP match, on 20 December 2015, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy Malta, goes to: In favour of Over 2,5 ⇒ odd 1.90 at betfair.

👉 In which stadium will the União Madeira Sporting CP be played?

The União Madeira vs Sporting CP on 20 December 2015 will be played at Ilha da Madeira, Estádio da Madeira.


Primeira Liga - 2015/2016

  • 100% 306 / 306 Games

  • Home team wins 43.46%
  • Draws 24.84%
  • Away team wins 31.7%
  • Over 1.5 70.59%
  • Over 2.5 50.33%
  • Over 3.5 33.66%
  • Goals 831
  • Goals /match 2.72
  • Goals /match home 1.51
  • Goals /match away 1.2
  • Both teams score 48.37%
  • Goals after 80' 16.37%
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