Sporting Lisbon vs Olympiakos: Lions can do double over Greek foes
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.
SPORTING LISBON 1-1 Juventus – Bruno Cesar
OLYMPIAKOS 0-0 Barcelona
Head-to-head: Olympiakos 2-3 Sporting Lisbon
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