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Traditionally one of the Big 3 of Portuguese football, this is the club’s 18th season without a title. Moreover, the previous season hasn’t been too kind for The Lions. This was the first time they placed below the Top 3 since the blunder of 2012/13, which means they have a lot to make up for. Coupled with the pressure of not making it into the Champions League since 2016/17, it seems they are currently the weakest link among the league’s traditional favourites.
When it comes to Primeira Liga betting, it also puts them in a difficult position. The odds for an outright win are 4.00 with most online bookmakers.
On one hand, this more-or-less puts them on equal footing with reigning champions Porto. On the other, Benfica appears to be far ahead of its competitors. It appears a Champions League qualification is the best Sporting fans can hope for, though they’ll need to secure a runners-up position – which won’t be easy.
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Coach Rúben Amorim has been both lauded and criticised for his interesting choices regarding lineups.
Ruben opted to rely on the club’s legendary football academy to dig up new stars – which may turn out to be a smart move in the long run. For instance, the team’s first-choice left-back Nuno Mendes is just 18 years old but is already a respected wingback on the European theatre. Winger Jovane Cabral and centre-back Eduardo Quaresma are in similar positions.
The biggest news over the summer is regarding some high-profile loans. Midfielders João Mário and João Palhinha, for instance, will be playing on loan from Inter and Braga respectively. They are easily some of The Lion’s biggest assets in terms of market value, along with Manchester’s right-back Pedro Porro.
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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