Sports Innovation previews the Champions League match between Sporting CP and Besiktas and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Sporting CP are playing with fluency at the moment and seem to be unbeatable in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, but their Champions League campaign has been a tough one. With two defeats and a single win, however, they stand in the third spot in Group C above their opponents Besiktas. The visiting side will have to up their morale by making improvements after losing three out of three fixtures in the European competition.
Stats and facts for Sporting CP and Besiktas.
Facts are calculated for Champions League
- Sporting CP conceded in the last 26 of 28 matches;
- Sporting CP conceded the last 10 matches in a row;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Sporting CP’s last 3 of 5 matches;
- Sporting CP scored in the last 5 of 7 matches.
- Besiktas has lost the last 6 matches in a row;
- Besiktas has lost the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Besiktas has lost in the last 6 of 7 matches;
- Besiktas conceded in the last 21 of 23 matches.
Lineup Sporting CP vs Besiktas
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Current form — Sporting CP v. Besiktas
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Sporting CP are flowing smoothly
Sporting CP have found a rich vein of form in recent weeks, and aim to keep their winning streak going. Sporting CP have really been enjoying their football in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 1-4 win against Besiktas. They went on to beat Moreirense by 1-0, before also getting the better of Vitoria de Guimaraes in a 1-0 victory.
Besiktas struggling for results
It is a miserable time for the visitors right now having lost three of their last seven games in the domestic league, with just three wins. The European campaign has also not been going as planned with three losses.
Sporting CP v. Besiktas — fixture history
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Sporting CP look to extend winning streak
Sporting CP blew Besiktas to smithereens in their most recent meetings in the Champions League hammering them 4-1 and 3-1. Sporting CP head into their upcoming match against Besiktas with a 67% winning record in recent Champions League meetings. In 3 encounters, that amounts to a 2-1-0 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 0%.
Full Time Betting
Analysing the prices with the bookmakers, Sporting CP are given a 69% chance of beating Besiktas. That equals odds at 1.45 on the home side to win, while the draw sits at 4.33. Placing a bet on the away win for the visitors returns you odds of 7.50. Sporting CP won just 4 of their last 10 home league games. Besiktas lost 5 of their last 10 away league games.
BTTS 1.80 vs 1.95 Over / Under – stats message
The chance of this match going over 2.5 goals is as high as 60% judging by the odds on offer with the bookmakers. This amounts to a payout of odds 1.66 if you wish to place a bet on OVER 2.5 goals. Accordingly, betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 2.20. Sporting CP’s last 10 home league games saw an average of 2.8 goals per match. 4 of Sporting CP’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Besiktas’s last 10 away league games averaged 3.5 goals per game. 5 of Besiktas’s last 10 away matches went over 2.5 goals.