Legia Warsaw vs Sporting CP
UEFA Champions League – Group F
Date: Wednesday, 7th December 2016.
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK,
Venue: Polish Army Stadium, Warsaw.
Legia Warsaw could be easily put down as the worst side in this season’s Champions League. They are without a win in 5 matches and sit at the bottom of Group F with 1 points. Their matchday 5 fixture recorded 12 goals in total as they lost to Dortmund 8-4, one of the highest scoring matches in Champions League history. They are also the worst defensive side in this season’s competition after conceding 24 goals from 5 matches.
While their Wednesday’s opponent Sporting CP have 3 which makes this a key battle for the qualification to Europa League knockout phase. As things stand, a draw will be enough for Sporting, while Legia must win to qualify. The Portuguese outfit had lost 4 of the 5 fixtures this season, while the lone win came on matchday 2 against Legia.
Legia Warsaw vs Sporting CP: Head-to-head stats
Byan Ruiz and Bas Dost scored in the first half to help Sporting to earn a 2-0 win when the teams met on the matchday 2 of the current campaign.
The teams also met during the round of 32 of the 2011/12 Europa League. Sporting eliminated Legia on that occasion with a 1-0 home win and 2-2 away draw.
Legia Warsaw vs Sporting CP: Prediction
Legia are without a win in Champions League group stage fixture since a long 21 years. They do have ample problems in defense which dent their chances coming against top European teams. However, they can surprise big teams as we have seen in the 3-3 home draw against Real Madrid on matchday 4.
Sporting just need a point to get through to the Europa league and they are a team under no pressure. However, these are the kind of fixtures that could produce some surprise results. We have seen one on matchday 5 when Rostov defeated Bayern 3-2. We believe Legia will be giving their all and could come on top here.
Legia Warsaw vs Sporting CP: Bet Tips
Legia to win at 5.00 (4/1)
Under 3.5 goals at 1.50 (1/2).