Sporting CP vs Fenerbahce
International Club Friendlies
Wednesday, 12th July 2017
Kick off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET.
Fenerbahce will open the series of pre-season friendlies with the clash against Sporting CP set to be played in the evening hours of Wednesday.
The third-placed team from Portuguese Primeira Liga’s last term have already played Belenenses at the start of their preparation period on Friday (1-1 draw).
Jorge Jesus is looking to prepare his team for the challenges in Champions League qualifications.
The Lions signed a host of new players for the new season including the likes of Jeremy Mathieu, Fabio Coentrao and Cristiano Piccini.
The team is obviously still in the early stages of the preparations period which is why they only drew 1-1 with fellow Primeira LIga outfit Belenenses on Friday.
Fener won’t take part in the most elite football competition after coming third at the end of Super Lig season.
Aykut Kocaman surprisingly held his job in spite of a generally dismal campaign. The team has huge expectations for the new season with the likes of Mathieu Valbuena and Nabil Dirar who joined Fener from Lyon and Monaco during the summer transfer window.
Sporting CP vs Fenerbahce: Head to head
Interestingly, the two sides have not had the chance to play each other so far in their history.
Sporting CP vs Fenerbahce: Prediction
Sporting might have a slight advantage since their players should be in a somewhat better physical condition.
However, it’s still the early stage of the preparation period for both teams which is why we don’t expect to enjoy a beautiful football.
We’ll thus be surprised to witness a high-scoring affair this Wednesday.
Sporting CP vs Fenerbahce: Betting Tips
The main betting prediction will be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 3/4.
The second bet is the draw at the odds of 21/10.