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Champions League – Sporting CP vs B Dortmund: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Champions League match between Sporting CP and B Dortmund and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

With equal points in Group C, Sporting CP and Borussia Dortmund both are aiming for a win tonight in this Champions League encounter. The home side, however, have an advantage because of goal difference and will look to pestle their opponents as they play on home turf.

BVB has been struggling to find their tempo during their recent games in the European competition. One of the reasons is the absence of their fearsome striker Erling Haaland who has been out due to an injury. Regardless of that, they will hope to keep their Champions League run alive with three points in their bag tonight.

Stats and facts for Sporting CP and B. Dortmund.

Facts are calculated for Champions League

  • Sporting CP conceded in the last 14 of 16 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Sporting CP’s last 4 of 6 matches;
  • Sporting CP scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Sporting CP’s last 4 of 6 matches.
  • B. Dortmund scored in the last 17 of 19 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in B. Dortmund’s last 10 of 12 matches;
  • B. Dortmund conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches;
  • Both teams scored in B. Dortmund’s last 8 of 10 matches.

Lineup Sporting CP vs B. Dortmund

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Current form — Sporting CP v. B. Dortmund

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Sporting CP have not seen defeat recently

Sporting CP keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. Sporting CP have really been enjoying their football in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 1-0 win against Vitoria de Guimaraes. They went on to beat Besiktas by 4-0, before also getting the better of Pacos de Ferreira in a 0-2 victory.

B. Dortmund have been inconsistent

B. Dortmund lost two of their last three games starting from a 3-1 loss to Ajax at Signal Iduna Park. Later, they suffered an away defeat at the hands of RB Leipzig by 2-1 in the Champions League. Nevertheless, BVB has improved having won their recent clash against Stuttgart by 2-1 in Bundesliga.

On paper, the two sides seem evenly matched right now. However, judging by recent performances, Sporting CP look the value pick here at odds 2.40. The away win currently settles at 2.90, should the visitors manage to escape with all 3 points. A point for each team could ramp up an accumulator with an odd of 3.50.

Sporting CP v. B. Dortmund — fixture history

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

B. Dortmund usually come out on the top

The last match between B. Dortmund vs Sporting CP was a Champions League match back in 28 September 2021 and saw B. Dortmund claim a 1-0 victory. Sporting CP head into their upcoming match against B. Dortmund with a 0% winning record in recent Champions League meetings. In 3 encounters, that amounts to a 0-0-3 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 100%.

Full Time Betting

The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. If you fancy adding Sporting CP to your accumulator, they will get you odds 2.40, as bookies predict they are in with a 42% chance of beating B. Dortmund. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.50 on offer, while an away win for B. Dortmund is available at 2.90. Sporting CP claimed all three points 4 times in their last 10 home league matches, while also drawing 2 games along the way. They had to endure 4 defeats in this run of games. B. Dortmund won 4 of their last 10 away league games while drawing 0 times. They had to endure 6 defeats in this series of matches.

Sporting CP have seen 6 of their previous 10 matches at Estadio Jose Alvalade offer over 2.5 goals. Of these 10 matches, 3 also went over 3.5 goals. In 8 of the last 10 league games away for B. Dortmund the match had over 2.5 goals. Over 3.5 goals came up 4 times.

BTTS

The chance of both teams to score (BTTS) in this match is as high as 63%, judging by the odds on offer with the bookmakers. This equals a decent payout of odds 1.60 if you wish to place a bet on BTTS. Accordingly betting on a “NO” in the BTTS market pays out at odds 2.38. The last 10 home league games for Sporting CP averaged 2.8 goals per game with BTTS paying out 6 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for B. Dortmund, the average total goals were 3.3 with 6 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.

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Over/Under Betting

Looking at the prices on offer by the bookmakers, the chance of this match going over 2.5 goals is 57%. This equals odds 1.75 if you wish to place a bet on OVER 2.5 goals. Speculating in the opposite outcome of under 2.5 goals pays out at 2.20. The last 10 home league games of Sporting CP had an average of 2.8 goals per match. Of their last 10 home matches, 5 went over 2.5 goals. B. Dortmund’s last 10 away league games averaged 3.3 goals per game. Meanwhile, 8 of B. Dortmund’s last 10 away matches offered over 2.5 goals.

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