Olympiakos vs Sporting Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
What a great football game on Tuesday night in Greece where Olympiakos welcomes Sporting in their opening game in Group D. Both sides know how valuable three points would be as they meet for the first time and both of them are eager to play aggressive from the first minute. This match is going to be a true football battle for the points with lots of midfield duels and fouls.
Olympiakos play very well in front of their fans and they are unbeaten in last six home matches. Olympiakos have started their season pretty well, winning five and drawing two of their seven competitive matches. Olympiakos have very good home record in Champions League, with eight wins, two draws, and just two defeats in their last 12 CL home games.
On the other side Sporting are in top form and start the season in Portugal with winning row. Sporting have won five of their opening five league matches and they are highly motivated for this game with Olympiakos. Sporting lost all away games in 2016/17 group stage and now all players want to start this campaign much better. Sporting play in the group stage for a third time in four years and they have big experience for matches like this one.
When it comes to their mutual encounters two teams have played only once, in a friendly game five years ago and Sporting was a better team. With Barcelona and Juventus in the same group, defeat for either side would be very difficult to come back from. Read our betting preview and make right decision with our football prediction and betting tips.
Olympiakos don't have many missing players for the match against Sporting Lisbon. Jagos Vukovic is only one injured player who can't play on Tuesday night.
On the other side Sporting also don't have lots of missing players for this match. Daniel Podence and Fábio Coentrão are injured and they will not play against Olympiakos. Cristiano Piccini is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Olympiakos: Kapino; Koutris, Engels, Romao, Elabdellaoui; Fortounis, Gillet; Seba, Marin, Pardo; Djurdjevic
Sporting: Patricio; Ristovski, Coates, Mathieu, Silva; Carvalho, Battaglia; Martins, Fernandes, Acuna; Dost
Olympiakos vs Sporting Prediction
A true football fight is expecting in Greece on match Olympiakos vs Sporting. Both teams are highly motivated for the opening game and we will enjoy in one tough game and aggressive playing from both sides. Olympiakos play in front of their fans and they are closer to win all three points. But if they really want to win all three points then have to score at least two goals. We expect from Sporting to score in 1st half time and after that we will see lots of midfield duels and fouls. They are in Group D with two big names, Juventus and Barcelona, and this game means fight for the third spot in the Group. Both sides will play aggressive in defending, but also both of them will try to score at least one goal.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Olympiakos vs Sporting Prediction: Olympiakos to win. We believe they can score two goals, exactly one more then their Tuesdays opponent. If you want to try with one very risk bet then place some bets on 2/1. We expect from Sporting to score in first half time, and from Olympiakos to score two goals in second. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.