Vizela vs Sporting Lisbon prediction, odds & betting tips 18/01/2024

Vizela
18/01/24 - 20:45

Finished

2

-

5

Sporting

Vizela - Sporting

Portugal Primeira Liga - Estadio do FC Vizela

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

We're bringing you our Portugal League predictions for Vizela vs Sporting on Thursday. The league leaders Sporting are the big favourite to claim all three points away at struggling Vizela this week. Sporting top the Primeira Liga table by a point and can't afford any slip-ups as their arch-rivals Benfica have a better goal difference and look ready to pounce on any mistakes made.

Vizela vs Sporting Lisbon prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Sporting to Win-to-Nil

  • Sporting have won each of their last seven games against Vizela.
  • Sporting have kept clean sheets in three of their last five league games.

Another reason that we have backed Sporting to win to nil as our main prediction for this game is that Vizela failed to score in a recent home game against Moreirense.

Latest odds

Head to Head

21/01/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Vizela

Vizela

Sporting

Sporting

0

0

12/08/23

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Sporting

Sporting

Vizela

Vizela

3

2

26/05/23

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Vizela

Vizela

Sporting

Sporting

1

2

20/01/23

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Sporting

Sporting

Vizela

Vizela

2

1

16/01/22

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Vizela

Vizela

Sporting

Sporting

0

2

Last Five - Vizela

18/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Boavista

Boavista

Vizela

Vizela

2

2

D

11/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Estrela

Estrela

Vizela

Vizela

0

4

W

03/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Moreirense

Moreirense

Vizela

Vizela

1

0

L

27/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

Vizela

Vizela

1

1

D

20/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Braga

Braga

Vizela

Vizela

2

1

L

Last Five - Sporting

18/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Chaves

Chaves

Sporting

Sporting

0

3

W

11/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Estoril

Estoril

Sporting

Sporting

0

1

W

04/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Portimonense

Portimonense

Sporting

Sporting

0

3

W

28/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

FC Porto

FC Porto

Sporting

Sporting

2

2

D

21/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Guimaraes

Guimaraes

Sporting

Sporting

0

3

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 15/2 (8.50) – 11.8%
  • DRAW: 9/2 (5.50) – 18.2%
  • AWAY: 4/11(1.36) – 73.3%

Sporting are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 73.3%, and we agree with the bookmakers on this selection. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

If, like us, you want to back over 2.5 goals to be scored in this game the odds stand at 4/6 (1.67) with a probability of 60%, or you could go with under 2.5 goals at 5/4 (2.25) which has a probability of 44.4%.

Famalicao vs Braga prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 0-3

  • Sporting have scored exactly three goals in three of their last six wins against Vizela.
  • Sporting have scored at least three goals in each of their last three matches in league and cup.

Viktor Gyokeres to Score Anytime

  • Gyokeres top scores for Sporting this season with eleven league goals.
  • The Swedish striker is in great form right now with seven goals in his last nine appearances in all competitions.

vizela vs sporting

Vizela vs Sporting Lisbon team news

Vizela

Vizela suffered a heavy defeat in their last league game at home to Boavista, going down by four goals to one. The game was already over by the time Vizela pulled a goal back in the eighty-seventh minute through Samuel Essende but the team must refocus as they face a much tougher test on Thursday against the league leaders.

Vizela have no fresh injury concerns and no suspended players ahead of what is going to be one of their toughest games of the season so far.

Predicted Lineup: Buntić (GK), Wilson, Anderson, Pereira, Oliveira, Samu, Bustamante, Awudu, Nascimento, Essende & Lacava

Sporting Lisbon

Sporting made light work of Chaves at the Estádio Municipal Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira. Paulinho broke the deadlock right before the break and early in the second half, Trincao and Pote scored to put Sporting into a commanding 3-0 lead that they never looked like losing.

Hidemasa Morita, Ousmane Diomande and Geny Catamo are all away at the Africa Cup of Nations, while Jerry St. Juste and Iván Fresneda are both expected to be sidelined through injury until February.

Predicted Lineup: Adán (GK), Esgaio, Reis, Quaresma, Inácio, Santos, Hjulmand, Pote, Paulinho, Gyökeres & Trincão

Vizela

Vizela
3-4-2-1
19
Orest Lebedenko
ua
99
Samuel Essende
fr
25
Joao Rodrigo Pereira Escoval
pt
90
Diogo Andre Santos Nascimento
pt
20
Samu
pt
97
Fabijan Buntic
de
29
Alberto Soro
es
5
Anderson
br
2
Hugo Oliveira
pt
6
Matheus Pereira de Souza
br
22
Aleksandar Busnic
rs
Substitutes
82
Tomas Silva
pt
8
Alex Mendez
us
79
Nuno Moreira
pt
4
Jota
pt
42
Jose Cristovzo Zengo
ao
73
Nikola Bursac
ca
18
Abdul Awudu
gh
1
Francesco Ruberto
ch
12
Rafael Bustamante
co

Sporting

Sporting
3-4-3
72
Quaresma
pt
25
Goncalo Inacio
pt
8
Pedro Goncalves
pt
1
Antonio Adan
es
47
Ricardo Esgaio
pt
20
Paulinho
pt
11
Nuno Santos
pt
9
Viktor Gyokeres
se
4
Sebastian Coates
uy
17
Francisco Trincao
pt
42
Morten Hjulmand
dk
Substitutes
90
Afonso Bastardo Moreira
pt
45
Rafael da Silva Pontelo
br
51
Diogo De Carvalho Pinto
pt
12
Franco Israel
uy
14
Dario Essugo
pt
13
Luis Neto
pt
23
Daniel Braganca
pt
10
Marcus Edwards
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Paulinho

Paulinho has settled really well into life at Sporting Lisbon since making the move from Braga in 2021.

The attacker scored eleven times in his first full season with Sporting and in 2024 we fully expect him to eclipse that total as he has already scored eight times in the 2023/24 campaign.

The 31-year-old is in good form right now with three goals in his last five matches in all competitions, and we're backing him to impress on Thursday night against a leaky Vizela defence.


Avatar of James Kelbrick
James Kelbrick

A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.