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Champions League – Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting CP: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Champions League tie between Borussia Dortmund and Sporting CP and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

A return to winning ways is a must for Borussia Dortmund, as they welcome Sporting CP at Signal Iduna Park in the Champions League.

Dortmund sealed a comfortable 2-1 victory over in their opening game to move level on points with Group C leaders Ajax, albeit behind on goal difference. They aim to recover from a 1-0 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach on the weekend.

Sporting CP, on the other hand, are already in damage-limitation mode. The Portuguese champions suffered a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Ajax in their Group C opener, leaving them rock-bottom in the standings. Unlike Dortmund, the Lions are unbeaten domestically and even a point on Tuesday will do their confidence wanders.

Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.

Vores tip

Stats and facts for B. Dortmund and Sporting CP.

  • B. Dortmund did not win the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • B. Dortmund scored in the last 16 of 18 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in B. Dortmund’s last 9 of 11 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in B. Dortmund’s last 6 matches in the row.
  • Sporting CP conceded in the last 24 of 26 matches;
  • Sporting CP conceded the last 14 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Sporting CP conceded the last 8 matches in a row;
  • Sporting CP scored in the last 6 of 8 matches.

Form B. Dortmund vs Sporting CP

Black and Yellows out for another positive result

Borussia Dortmund look to continue their current momentum with another positive result. Combining results from all competitions, Marco Rose’s side first achieved a 2-1 win against Besiktas in the Champions League and went on to a 4-2 win against Union Berlin. Their latest game produced a 1-0 defeat against B. M’gladbach.

Lions on a fine run of form

Sporting CP will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Combining results from all competitions, Rúben Amorim’s side first achieved a 5-1 defeat against Ajax in the Champions League and went on to a 1-0 win against Estoril. Their latest game produced a 1-0 win against Maritimo.

B. Dortmund v Sporting CP – Fixture history

The latest match between Dortmund and Sporting CP was a tight encounter that saw Dortmund running away with a small 1-0 victory. BVB are able to put a winning total of 100% on display for their last 2 encounters against the Portuguese club in the Champions League. The resulting total reads 2-0-0, with the latter winning 0%.

Standings in Champions League

Man of the Moment

Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem like a good idea to side with Erling Braut Haaland – if he recovers from a training injury in time – as he is the top-scoring player for Dortmund in their last 6 matches. He managed to find the back of the net 6 times and will surely want to add some more goals in the following match against Sporting CP.

The visitors will be looking up to in-form Joao Palhinha to find the net once again as he has been their top scorer recently. The midfielder has netted 2 goals for Sporting CP in their last 6 matches.

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