Sporting CP vs LASK
Date: Thursday, 3 October 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade (Lisabon).
Sporting CP had to suffer a defeat in their opening match in an away tie. They will be hosting LASK Linz in their first home match. The Black Whites had a narrow win against Rosenborg in their opening match at home.
LASK Linz has won eight out of nine away fixtures in major competitions in their schedule. The host has lost only three of the previous eight home ties in the run. Even though Sporting has not found their winning legs recently, they are sure to bounce back into their good form.
The Lions have been winless in their last three matches in their schedule in major competitions. Since the host has fared in the top flight leagues and the guest has played in the first division league, the host is the favorites in the bout.
Sporting CP vs LASK Head-to-head (h2h)
They have not met before recently in any major competitions.
Sporting CP vs LASK Prediction
The teams have scored in the last eight home matches consecutively but have scored more than 2 goals in only two of those ties. Also, the counterparts are not so poor in scoring with at least a goal in all their recent nine away fixtures. Since they have not met lately their playing tactics in the middle cannot be assumed much in the match.
Even though Sporting has lost the opening game, they have been defeated by PSV who are pretty strong contenders in the group. On the contrary, the appalling win of the visitors was a lucky shot with the inferior squad. Moreover, the Lions have home advantage in their side. As such, the match will probably favor the hosting contingent in the low scoring encounter.
Sporting CP vs LASK Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5)
Full-time result: Sporting CP @ 1.75 (3/4).