The league leaders have a 10-point lead over reigning champions Porto at the top of the table, thanks to five back-to-back wins in the league.
The visitors returned to winning ways in grand fashion last time around, as they recorded a 4-1 win over Gil Vicente in their previous outing.
Sporting vs Portimonense Head-to-Head
The two sides have only met 11 times across all competitions. All of their encounters have been decisive in nature and they are yet to share the spoils in this fixture.
The Leões have been the dominant side in this fixture, recording nine wins, with five of them coming back-to-back since 2019. The visitors have won just twice against the Lisbon giants.
They last met in the Primeira Liga back in October at the Estádio Municipal de Portimão.
Sporting won that fixture 2-0, with Nuno Mendes and Nuno Santos scoring in the first 11 minutes of the game.
Sporting form guide in the Primeira Liga: W-W-W-W-W
Portimonense form guide in the Primeira Liga: W-D-L-L-D
Sporting vs Portimonense Team News
The runaway leaders have a clean bill of health heading into this home game. This gives them an even greater advantage in continuing their scintillating form in the Primeira Liga.
The hosts won't be able to call upon the services of Lucas Fernandes, who is out for the season on account of an ACL injury.
Pedro Sa is in the final stages of his recovery, having undergone surgery on his right elbow in December. He won't be making the trip to the capital, but he is expected to rejoin the squad soon.
Injuries: Lucas Fernandes, Pedro Sa
Sporting vs Portimonense Predicted XI
Portimonense Predicted XI (4-3-3): Samuel Portugal; Fali Cande, Mauricio Antonio, Koki Anzai, Fahd Moufi; Dener Clemente, Ewerton, Willyan da Silva Rocha; Aylton Boa Morte, Beto, Jafar Salmani
Sporting vs Portimonense Prediction
Sporting have not lost a single game in the league this term and have dropped points just three times after 19 rounds. They have the best defensive record in the league, having shipped in just 10 goals.
Portimonense have been inconsistent in their performances this term but have started to find the back of the net in their recent outings. While their 4-1 win last week was impressive, we don't think the club will pose any threat to Sporting's unbeaten run.
We expect the runaway leaders to record yet another win in the fixture and the odds of a fifth clean sheet in six games look good.
Prediction: Sporting 2-0 Portimonense.