Sporting CP vs Legia Warsaw: Preview and Prediction
Sporting CP vs Legia Warsaw
UEFA Champions League – Group F
Date: Tuesday, 27th September, 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund.
Sporting Club de Portugal look set to mount the biggest upset of the matchday 1 after leading Real Madrid by a goal to nil until the dying minutes at Santiago Bernabeu. But goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata in the space of a minute earned the Blancos an amazing comeback win. The Portuguese must regroup and look for their first win when they host Polish club Legia Warsaw for the matchday 2 on Tuesday evening.
Legia’s return to the Champions League was nothing spectacular as they were hammered by a 6 goals by Borussia Dortmund. Their form was nothing special coming into the matchday 1, but were unbeaten with 3 wins and 3 draws during the qualifying stages. Overall, they are having a torrid time after failing to win in their last 4 competitive games, out of which 3 were defeats.
Sporting CP vs Legia Warsaw: Head-to-Head Stats
The only previous meeting between these two sides was during the round of 16 clash of the 2011/12 Europa League. Sporting won 3-2 on aggregate after remaining unbeaten in two legs. They won 1-0 at home before earning a 2-2 thrilling draw in Warsaw.
Neither Sporting nor Legia have met any other opponents from each other’s countries in a UEFA competition.
Sporting vs Legia Warsaw: Prediction
Sporting are having an excellent run in the Portuguese league after winning in 5 of their 6 games so far. However their Champions League defeat to Real Madrid was followed by a defeat in the league at Boavista. They have bounced back with a 4-2 win over Estoril this weekend.
While Legia are on a 4 match unbeaten run in all competitions, losing 3 during the period. Moreover, they have won just once in their last 7 matches in all competitions. The Wednesday’s host, Sporting have the upper hand and the quality. And we can expect them to take the lead early in the first half.
Sporting CP vs Legia Warsaw: Bet Tips
Sporting to win First Half at 1.61 (8/13)
First Half Goals – Over 1.5 at 2.20 (6/5).