Olympiacos vs Sporting CP
UEFA Champions League
Date: 12th September 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki.
In a group where the first and second place is practically reserved for Barcelona and Juventus, the others can only fight for finishing as the third-ranked. But still, with the ball being round, nobody’s stranger to surprises. So, Olympiacos and Sporting CP begin the group stage in high spirit at Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki.
By defeating Rijeka in the play-offs round with a combined score of 3-1, Olympiacos entered the most prestigious competition. Last year, they were eliminated by Hapoel Be’er Sheva in the 3rd qualifying round.
They are coming from a draw in their domestic campaign after the two initial wins. They are currently the second-ranked in Greece.
Their team has recently been improved by Engels from Club Brugge, who has already scored in his one appearance, and Djurdjevic from Partizan, so the efficiency should be better.
Sporting entered the Champions League by defeating FCSB in the play-offs round with a combined score of 5 – 1. Last year, they were eliminated in the group stage.
They too are the second-ranked in their national league. They have 5 consecutive wins after five weeks, most recently away against Feirense.
Olympiacos vs Sporting CP: Head to head
Their only head to head encounter so far has been a club-friendly game in 2012. Sporting CP won at home with a narrow 1 – 0.
Olympiacos vs Sporting CP: Prediction
Both of the teams are in a great shape, and it is surely going to be a tough duel. Still, we believe that the hosts are not going to be defeated on their turf. Also, we expect less than three goals in total.
Olympiacos vs Sporting CP: Bet Tips
Olympiacos to win or draw – 1.43 at William Hill
Under 2.5 match goals for 1.53 odds at Pinnacle.