Against All Odds: Sporting to falter away from Lisbon

Can Sporting Lisbon go all the way this season?
Can Sporting Lisbon go all the way this season?

The week begins in Portugal for Paul Robinson as he thinks that Sporting Lisbon's title challenge will take a hit at Vitoria Guimaraes.

"The visitors were thoroughly beaten over two legs by Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League though, with a 3-1 second leg defeat coming only last Thursday."

Lay Sporting Lisbon v Guimaraes @ 1.684/6

Guimaraes v Sporting Lisbon
Monday February 29, 20:00 GMT
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The hosts extended their undefeated streak to eight matches with their draw at Sporting Braga just over a week ago. They showed great resolve to come back from 2-0 to pick up a point against the fourth best team in the division and it's worth noting that they also beat Porto during their current run.

Sporting Lisbon are top of the league with a three point advantage over both Benfica and Porto, although the latter have played a game more. Jorge Jesus is the man in charge at Estádio José Alvalade these days and he has plenty of experience of success following his spell at Benfica.

The visitors were thoroughly beaten over two legs by Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League though, with a 3-1 second leg defeat coming only last Thursday. They have won their three most recent domestic away games to an aggregate score of 13-1, but Vitoria won't be swept aside that easily and Lisbon were beaten 1-0 at Uniao Madeira prior to that.

Vitioria Guimaraes are a very strong side at the moment and they will make life very difficult for Sporting, so with their price trading at around the 1.684/6 mark, I have to make them my lay of the day.

Recommended Bet
Lay Sporting Lisbon v Guimaraes @ 1.684/6

2015/16 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 174 pts
Returned: 176.77 pts
P/L: +2.77 pts

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