FC Porto
He is the leader of the Primeira League with 52 points in 20 stages.
He looks inconsistent lately and comes after a defeat, a draw and a victory.
On her own, things are changing because she won the last seven games.
It is based on the second most productive offensive in the championship with 49 achievements.
The defense is even better, so it’s the strongest and only has 10 goals.
In this edition of the Portuguese Cup he passed by Lusitano Evora, Portimonense, Guimaraes and Moreirense.
The last season left the shameful competition in the 4th round, eliminated by Chaves.
Andre, Danilo Pereira and Marcano have medical problems and there is little chance to play.
The probable team (4-3-3): Casillas – R. Pereira, Felipe, D. Reyes, Telles – Herrera, S. Oliveira, Paulinho – Marega, Aboubakar, Brahimi.

Sporting Lisbon
He occupies the 3rd position in the championship with 50 points gathered in 21 rounds.
He comes after three wins in the last four games, two being in penalties, so he has a good moral.
In the disputes he is inconsistent, in the last 3 he has a draw, a success and a defeat.
Also on 3 is the attack in the Primeira League and scored so far 43 times.
The defensive is one place above, 2 at the top and has scored 13 goals in the 21 games.
To reach this stage the Cup passed Oleiros, Famalicao, Vilaverdense and Cova Piedade.
In the last edition, as well as her opponent, she was eliminated by Chaves in the quarterfinals.
Gelson Martins and Bast Dost are unlikely to evolve with physical problems.
The probable team (4-2-3-1): Rui Patricio – Piccini, Coates, Mathieu, Coentrao – W. Carvalho, Battaglia – Ribeiro, B. Fernandes, Acuna – Montero.

Direct meetings
There have been 57 such duels and FC Porto is in a consistent advantage.
She has 24 wins, and Sporting has 18 and 15 times finished in a draw.
This season they chewed twice and the score was 0-0 each time.
The band Jorge Jesus won one of these two penalties.
The last meeting on Dragao ended with the success of the hosts, score 2-1.

My tip for FC Porto vs Sporting Lisbon
There are two of the best teams in Portugal, and as their national team has shown us, the Lusitans have learned very well to defend themselves, so I do not expect a very spectacular match, especially since it is the first cup in the Cup.
In 3 of the previous 4 games of FC Porto in all competitions was scored only once, which says quite a lot about the Conceicao team’s game style.
In Sporting, things are even clearer, because in the last five confrontations it has not crossed the barrier of 2 goals, and Jorge Jesus is recognized as a coach who prepares the games well from a defensive point of view.
And in the two direct meetings this season, the score was 0-0, so I think there are chances that we will have a similar outcome.

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