Sporting CP vs Arouca prediction, odds, and free betting tips (05/03/2022)

Sporting CP are in a desperate situation to salvage at least the second place from the clutches of Benfica when they host Arouca at the Estádio José Alvalade.

Sporting CP vs Arouca – Predictions, Betting Tips, Odds

Sporting CP’s nightmare form continued with the team losing 2-1 to Porto in the semifinals of the Taca de Portugal. During the weekend, Sporting CP failed to capitalise on Porto dropping points as they could only manage a 1-1 draw with Maritimo. Bruno Xadas’ fifth minute goal had to be cancelled out by Slimani for Sporting CP to get a point. Arouca went two games without a defeat after the 1-1 draw with Moreirense.

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Sporting CP victory at half-time

It is remarkable that Arouca have picked up only three points less than Sporting CP over the last six matches despite the vast difference between the two clubs on the overall league table. Arouca have been coming up with some decent performances over the last few weeks while Sporting CP have seen their form nosedive during the same period. However, the visitors have ended up losing in two of the last three games at half-time.

Total goals over 2.5

Sporting CP have gone through plenty of defensive problems in recent weeks. Four out of the last five matches involving Sporting CP have witnessed more than 2.5 goals. Even though Sporting CP have definitely faced some big opposition in this run, the confidence of the defence has been shattered.

Both teams to score – yes

Arouca have scored in back-to-back games and Sporting CP have defensive concerns coming into the game. After having scored in back-to-back games against Sporting CP, the visitors will feel relatively confident about continuing this trend.

Sporting CP vs Arouca: Match Preview and Team News

Sporting CP

After failing to take advantage of Porto’s dropped points, Sporting CP have a tough job on the hands to try and crawl back the advantage. Zouhair Feddal is once again unavailable because of injury, while Bruno Tabata has picked up a suspension. Pote, Daniel Braganca, and Joao Palhinha are missing from action because of injuries.


Arouca have been able to every decent set of results over the last few games. This will give confidence for the visitors to make an impact in this match. Fernando Castro is unavailable along with Jose Manuel Velazquez and Oday Dabbagh because of injuries.

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Sporting CP vs Arouca prediction

Where is the match going to take place? Estádio José Alvalade

When will this match start? March 05, 2022 at 20:30 GMT

Who is the favourite team to win the game? Sporting CP

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