After our excellent betting picks from the Seria A on Monday where we had two out of two winners, today’s Champions League betting picks are on the early kick off featuring this Sporting v Tottenham prediction. The game promises to be super interesting in terms of the group outcome and also in terms of the expected spectacle. You can also check out our Bayern v Barca prediction.
Sporting Lisbon v Tottenham Prediction
These two teams started the battle in Group D with a win. Now they face up at the Estádio José Alvalade on Tuesday’s early Champions League kick off. You know that for the last two or three years, UEFA has smartly moved two of the group games to an early start. In that way, they are guaranteeing more TV viewers and increased revenues (for the clubs too). I personally can’t argue with that move because it gives us the chance to see more of the games as you can’t watch eight games simultaneously if they all start at the same time. On top of that, it gives four straight hours of Champions League betting opportunities!
But back to the Sporting v Tottenham prediction. The Portuguese side was definitely among the nice surprises on Matchday 1, as they grabbed an impressive 0:3 win against Eintracht at Frankfurt. Few expected them to win, and perhaps even their die hard fans could not have hoped for such an empathic win. Truth be told, the score was 0:0 at the hour mark and the Germans had plenty of good chances themselves. One could argue that the end result is not a fair reflection of the match itself. However, results are what count and Sporting showed just how deadly they can be going forward and just how impressively technical and skillful their players are.
Sporting’s Mini Messi Turning Heads
One man that turned a lot of heads and was definitely the star of the show is Sporting’s new number 10 – Englishman Marcus Edwards. He’s actually a product of Tottenham’s club acadamy. What a story that is! From being developed in London by Tottenham, to actually come up against the club that made you at the biggest stages of all – the Champions League! It’s going to be a massive game for this young man, who was once compared to none other than Leo Messi. Edwards has really started to grow into his own this season and he has proven so far that no moment is too big for him, and he is in top form right now. With that in mind, one of our free Champions League betting predictions is that Edwards will score against his former club. Players do that a lot. They get extra hyped when facing a former club, so betting on this young and pacey winger who is also in top form looks like a smart move.
The odds on Edwards to score the first goal are at about 10.00! You could also play it safe by betting on Edwards to Score at Any Time at about 4.33. These are all great odds, but with a much higher risk factor, so just don’t break your bank on them.
“I think when you try to build something important, you have to change old habits. All the players have to accept that rotation is part of this aspect. We have four players [in attack] and it’s very difficult right now to drop one. I have to take the best decision, sometimes for the players.”Antonio Conte, Tottenham manager, UEFA.com
Sporting v Tottenham, Expected Lineups
Sporting CP: Adán; Inácio, Coates, Reis; Pedro Porro, Ugarte, Morita, Nuno Santos; Pedro Gonçalves, Edwards, Francisco Trincão
Out: Jovane Cabral (foot), Luís Neto (knee), St. Juste (thigh)
Tottenham: Lloris; Emerson, Dier, Romero, Lenglet, Perišić; Højbjerg, Bentancur; Richarlison, Kane, Son
Doubtful: Lucas Moura (calf)
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Sporting v Tottenham Top Betting Pick
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (10/10) ❌
*Final Score: Sporting v Tottenham 2:0