Sporting vs Olympiakos Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Another interesting match awaits the football fans as Sporting will host Olympiacos at the Estádio José Alvalade this Wednesday. Both teams are direct rivals for the number three spot. If Olympiacos win here, they could overthrow their rival for today from the spot which takes to the UEFA Europa League.
Sporting are placed third in Group D with two losses, one draw and just one win. They won their first match against the same rival as for today. In their last match, they drew against Juventus by the score of 1-1. Cesar of Sporting scored mid-first half and gave his team the lead. Higuain managed to equalize in the 79th minute of the game, and with that goal, he set the final score. They have won only one of their last seven European home games, having lost four. Sporting are in the group stage for the third time in four seasons and they qualified by finishing third in the Portuguese League.
Olympiacos won their first point in the last match. Before getting a draw against Barcelona, they lost the previous three games. A win here could potentially take them to the Europa League playoffs. They won on their last visit to Portugal and are unbeaten in the last two games there, as they have one win and one draw. Their overall record to Portuguese teams is one win, two draws, and four losses.The Piraeus club earned a place in this season's qualifying rounds by lifting their 44th Greek championship in 2016/17 – their seventh title in a row.
These two teams have faced each other on two occasions in the past. Once in 2012 when Sporting were victorious by the score of 1-0, and the second time, mid-September, when Sporting were victorious once again but this time by the score of 2-3.
Sporting have several missing players for this game. Jeremy Mathieu and Jonathan Silva are injured and they will not play on this important match. Sebastián Coates is suspended and he is another one player who can't play here. Cristiano Piccini, Marcos Acuña and William Carvalho are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
On the other side Olympiakos don't have missing players for this game and all players are highly motivated for this game.
Possible starting lineups
Sporting: Rui Patricio; Coentrao, Pinto, Figueiredo, Ristovski; Battaglia, Fernandes; Cesar, Podence, Martins; Dost
Olympiakos: Proto; Elabdellaoui, Botia, Engels, Koutris; Tachtsidis; Figueiras, Odjidja-Ofoe, Romao, Carcela-Gonzalez; Fourtounis
Sporting vs Olympiakos Prediction
Another one tough football game on Wednesday night and a true football battle. This time in Lisbon where Sporting takes on Olympiakos. Sporting have three points less then Juve and they are highly motivated to win all three points here and we expect from them to play aggressive in attack from the first minute. On the other side Olympiakos have nothing to lose and they want to take revenge for the duel in Greece. But they will play aggressive in defending and will try to score after fast counterattacks. But if Olympiakos beat Sporting with at least two goals difference then they have a chance to play in Europa League and all players will try to do that. This game is going to be an interesting one, but Sporting must be favourites to win all three points on this match.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Sporting vs Olympiakos Prediction: Sporting to win. We expect from both sides to score and our second betting pick goes on risky bet on correct score 2-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.