SPORTING’S attempt to end the 18-year Portuguese title stranglehold of Porto and Benfica is going strong so far.
They are unbeaten and two points clear at the top after 11 games, with a crunch test of their credentials coming against Braga on Saturday.
The visitors, five points behind, have recovered from starting the league season with back-to-back defeats by winning eight of their next nine.
Braga are missing some key men for the trip to the capital, though, and have lost the last two away meetings.
Sporting have netted at least twice in every league game except one this term and I like their chances at 5-6 with Bet365 to again bag a couple.
In the German Bundesliga, goals is the way to go on Saturday. Werder Bremen are at home – where six of seven have seen both teams score – while visitors Union Berlin are on a six-game btts streak. Back both to oblige at 11-14 with SBK.
Add goals at both ends – at 1-2 with Bet365 – when mid-table sides Hoffenheim and Freiburg slug it out. Only one of Hoffenheim’s last nine in the league hasn’t landed the bet and Freiburg are unbeaten in five.
- Hoffenheim v Freiburg (2.30pm) btts 1-2
- Werder Bremen v Union Berlin (2.30pm) btts 11-14 SBK
- Sporting to score 2+ (6pm)
- (38-10, Bet365)