Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting CP
UEFA Champions League – Group F
Date: Wednesday, 2nd November 2016.
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK,
Venue: Polish Army Stadium, Warsaw.
Borussia Dortmund will come into matchday 4 of the 2016/17 Champions League sitting on top of the Group F table. They started off the campaign by thrashing Legia Warsaw 6-0 away from home and came from behind to snatch a point in the 2-2 thriller at home against Real Madrid. And they edged another win by 2-1 margin in another tight clash when they met Sporting on the first leg two weeks ago.
Sporting are currently third in the group with 3 points from the lone win against Legia Warsaw. Interestingly, they lost both the matches against Real Madrid and Dortmund by the same 2-1 margin. Unlike the clash against Dortmund where they went down early, Sporting were leading against Real until the final minutes. But strikes from Ronaldo and Morata in the final seconds denied them a priceless win.
Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting CP: Head-to-Head Stats
The sides have met only once in a UEFA competition and that was during the first leg clash of this edition. This helped Dortmund to extend their good run against Portuguese sides and now they have picked 6 wins from 9 meetings, losing 3.
Sporting have managed only two wins against Bundesliga sides from 24 meetings and suffered 16 defeats. Both their wins have come at home and they are win-less in German soil.
Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting CP: Prediction
It is do or die for Sporting when they meet Dortmund as a loss here could end their knock-out qualification dreams. So we can expect them to give a real fight on Wednesday night. But Dortmund are side with an incredible record at home. It is hard to see them dropping any points until the matchday 6 clash against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The hosts are heavy favourites and we can expect them to take the lead in the first half itself.
Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting CP: Betting Tips
Dortmund to win First-Half at 1.90 (10/11)
Total Match Goals: Over 2.5 at 1.50 (1/2).