Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
All eyes will be on Estadio Jose Alvalade when Sporting and Porto face each other in the Primeira Liga derby. Sporting made a flying start to the season, with the team beating both Ferreira and Portimonense, but they face an uphill task in Saturday’s derby. The good news for the hosts is that midfielder Joao Palhinha returns to contention after overcoming coronavirus. Ruben Amorim, on the other hand, is rated doubtful for O Classico.
The Dragons aim to bounce back from a shocking 3-2 loss to Maritimo. Porto experienced all sorts of problems at the back in their last game before the international break, but the title holders should never be written off just yet. The likes of Marchesin and Marcano remain in the recovery room, while summer signing Marko Grujic could make his Porto debut against Sporting CP. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards in O Classico, and we are tempted to put our money on draw.