Portugal: Primeira Liga
Match start: 19:00 (GMT+2)
Two days after the beginning of new Championship of France the new Primeira Liga is starting in Portugal. But as opposed to the current championship of Monaco and devastating advantage of PSG during last EURO-20016 the football life in Portugal is stable and calm. The only intrigue is what places would take three whales of football life in Portugal: Benfica, Sporting, Porto.
2012/2013. Porto, Benfica, Ferreyra.
2013/2014. Benfica, Sporting, Porto.
2014/2015. Benfica, Porto, Sporting.
2015/2016. Benfica, Sporting, Porto.
2016/2017. Benfica, Porto, Sporting.
Unexampled decision of Sporting’s boss
As we see, for 4 years Sporting and Porto are wallflowers of red and whites. And even despite well-known, really unexampled decision that was made in summer 2015 by the boss of Sporting Bruno Carvalho. The president of the white and greens had managed to invite the coach –champion of Benfica Jorge Jesus from Estádio da Luz to Estádio José Alvalade. And since then Benfica is headed by absolutely different coach Rui Vitória the team is constantly winning the champion’s title.
Long-lasting defeat series
According to its current status the team of Jorge Jesus strongly reminds Liverpool England. Because every time before the beginning of each new season experts and analytics of Portugal football name Sporting one of the chief challengers for the champion’s title. And just the same for 15 years white and greens lose to one of the two football grands.
As for today, Sporting is the leader at the transfer market in Portugal. In order to strengthen its squad Bruno Carvalho has spent €23 million. We can point out such transfers as the forward Marcos Javier Acuña 8 million (Argentina) and halfback from Sampdoria Bruno Fernandes (7.2 million).
Will all these contracts help Jorge Jesus to break such long series of defeat? We’ll see. But now Sporting will play away match with the debutant of elite division Desportivo das Aves in frames of the opening game of Primeira Liga.
Aves – 7.00, draw – 4.00, Sporting – 1.53;
Our tip: Sporting (Asian handicap -1) - odds 1.9 SBOBET