Sporting CP vs Real Madrid – Preview and Prediction
Sporting CP vs Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
22nd November 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
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SPORTING CP TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW
Sporting Lisbon host Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The Portuguese outfit are third in their group and this is a must-win game for them. They cannot afford to drop any more points if they want to make it to the next stage of the competition.
Sporting have been excellent in their last two matches and will fancy their chances of an upset here. They have managed to score eight goals in their last two domestic games against Arouca and Praiense.
The last time these two sides met, Real Madrid picked up a narrow win at Santiago Bernabeu. Sporting were impressive in that game and will have disappointed after failing to take a single point from it. They will be looking to avenge that defeat in front of their own fans this week.
Lukas Spalvis and Bruno Paulista are the only injury worries for the home side.
Predicted Sporting CP Starting Lineup (4-4-2): Patricio; Schelotto, Semedo, Coates, Zeegelaar; Martins, Silva, Carvalho, Caesar; Dost, Ruiz
REAL MADRID TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW
Real Madrid are two points behind Borussia Dortmund in the group standings and will be looking to close the gap this week.
Los Blancos will want to qualify for the Round of 16 as the group winners and therefore this is a must win game for them. The away side cannot afford to drop points here and will look to replicate their home performance against Sporting this week.
Zinedine Zidane‘s side will be full of confidence and belief after their 3-0 win in the Madrid derby. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hattrick during the derby and the Portuguese star will look to extend that form and make a mark against his former club here.
Toni Kroos and Alvaro Morata are the only injury worries for Los Blancos.
Predicted Real Madrid Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Isco; Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale
SPORTING CP VS REAL MADRID KEY STATS
Real Madrid have won their last 3 matches against Sporting in all competitions.
Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches in the UEFA Champions League.
Real Madrid have scored 20 goals in their last 5 matches in all competitions.
SPORTING CP VS REAL MADRID BETTING TIPS
Bet on a high scoring game this week. Sporting have seen over 2.5 goals (1/2) in their last 4 matches against Real Madrid in all competitions. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Real Madrid’s last 4 games in the UEFA Champions League.
Real Madrid have an excellent record against Sporting and are likely to add to that. Get Los Blancos to win at 4/7.
Cristiano Ronaldo is in red hot form right now. Get him to score anytime at 4/6.
SPORTING CP VS REAL MADRID PREDICTION
Sporting are a competitive side and will cause problems for the away side. However, they are out of their depth in this competition and this should be a routine victory for the Spanish giants.
Real Madrid are in good form right now and a comfortable away win is very much on the cards here.
Sporting CP 1-4 Real Madrid