Sporting CP predictions
- Number of Bets: 11
- Winning Bets: 2
- Average Odds: 2.52
- Overall Stake : 68
- Profit: 29.7
- Yield: -56.32 %
The Derby de Lisboa, the rivalry between Sporting and Benfica, remains the greatest in the country.
FC Porto have overtaken Sporting in terms of the league title count by a wide margin – 28 to 18. However, the fact that Sporting and Benfica reside in the same city, the country capital at that, keeps the battle between them fierce. Back in 1907, eight players left Benfica to join Sporting right before a game between the two teams, and the exodus sparked what would become the Lisbon Derby. The passion that accompanies the rivalry is spilled over across the globe. When those two teams play, the eyes of the football world are in Lisbon.
Porto have squeezed themselves firmly in between the two rivals in recent years, though Benfica still lead the way with 37 league titles. The only teams apart from these three to have had the champions’ trophy in their cabinet are Belenenses and Boavista, with one triumph apiece.
Founded in 1906, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Sporting CP or simply Sporting Lisbon to the world outside Portugal, have never been relegated from the Primeira Liga since its inception in 1934. Apart from their 18 league titles, they’ve won the Portuguese Cup (Taca de Portugal) 17 times, and the 1964 European Cup Winners’ Cup.
Sporting were the dominant force in Portuguese football from the late 40s, all the way into the early 80s, and that’s the period when most of their trophies were won. However, they’ve only won the league twice since 1982, allowing both Benfica and Porto to get away from them with the title count.
Still considered a big club in the country, Sporting have some catching up to do if they are to keep that status from gradually fading away.
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