Sporting Lisbon vs Olympiakos: Lions can do double over Greek foes

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Odds: 1/2 Sporting, Draw 16/5, Olympiakos 6/1

Kick Off: 1945, 22/11/2017

Stadium: Jose Alvalade

TV: BT Sport

Sporting Lisbon looked a class apart from Olympiakos when these teams met in Greece and are fancied to confirm that superiority on home turf.

The Portuguese outfit raced into a 3-0 half-time lead in that Champions League Group D opener and could easily have been further ahead before Olympiakos bagged a couple of very late consolation goals.

We’re backing the hosts at 27/20 to prevail by more than one goal this time in our Sporting Lisbon vs Olympiakos betting predictions.

A Look At Sporting Lisbon’s Betting Odds

Sporting followed that encouraging start with two narrow defeats against the pool’s big guns, going down 1-0 at home to Barcelona before losing 2-1 at Juventus.

Drawing 1-1 with the Italian giants at this venue kept alive their slim hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages, but a place in the Europa League looks a more realistic target.

After that last match, goalkeeper Rui Patricio said: “It’s never a good feeling to concede once you are in a winning position, but we should be congratulated for our performance nonetheless.

“We have to lift our heads. I will continue to believe we can go through right until the end. We’re still in with a chance despite being in such a strong group.”

The Lions were the better team in the opening period against Juve and appeal at 6/5 to lead at half-time and full-time for our Sporting Lisbon vs Olympiakos betting tips.

A Look At Olympiakos’ Betting Odds

Olympiakos picked up their first point in this group when holding Barcelona to a 0-0 draw in Piraeus on Matchday 4.

Sylvio Proto put in a fine performance that night, but Barca were guilty of some moderate finishing after carving open the Olympiakos defence to create four one-on-ones with the Belgian keeper.

The visitors need a win here to stay in contention for third spot and a Europa League berth, so that could lead to an open encounter and leave them exposed at the back.

Looking at the Sporting Lisbon vs Olympiakos odds, we like 5/4 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game.

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Last result:

SPORTING LISBON 1-1 Juventus – Bruno Cesar

OLYMPIAKOS 0-0 Barcelona

Head-to-head: Olympiakos 2-3 Sporting Lisbon

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.

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