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Sporting Lisbon host Porto this weekend in what is sure to be an exciting clash between two giants of Portuguese football. Porto sit top of the league on 33 points with today’s opponents just 6 points behind in 3rd place, with Benfica separating them in 2nd. Both teams will be fully aware that this clash could give a huge clue on who will win the Primeira Liga.
Sporting are on a fantastic run of home form; winning their last 10 games and not conceding a single goal in their last 5. In their current vein of home form they must feel invincible.
But as we all know, in Portugal their are only 3 or 4 teams that can compete at the highest level, and opponents Porto are top of the league and playing some fantastic football.
As unbelievable as it sounds, Porto are undefeated in league competition since February 2010; an amazing run of 52 league games without defeat!
And the team that beat them last? Sporting Lisbon ! Sporting beat Porto 3-0 on 28/02/2010. Could this be on the minds of the Porto players coming into this game?
If this game is won by either team, an undefeated run will end and could play a huge part in the remainder of the season.
The bookmakers are finding it hard to split the two teams but make Porto the slight favourites at 11/8, which is only fair taking their near 2 year unbeaten run.
The draw could be the value option at 9/4 but with the amount of quality on display here, I’m predicting there will be a winner here, and possibly Porto emerging victorious.