Sporting CP go up against B. Dortmund tonight in a game played out at Estadio Jose Alvalade. Tension is heating up as we have reached the penultimate round of the Champions League group stages.
Sporting CP have no trouble getting on the scoresheet, with a current average of 2.2 goals per match at present in the Champions League. Such numbers suggest they could be a handful for favourites B. Dortmund on Wednesday.
B. Dortmund scored and conceded nearly a similar amount of goals pr. match in previous Champions League outings. They were on target 1.7 times while allowing an average of 1.3 goals against. Bookmakers expect them to have enough in the tank when teaming up to Sporting CP on Wednesday.
B. Dortmund join the Champions League this season once again hoping to go deep. Getting through the group stages have not been smooth sailing, and a first place is beyond them, with Ajax proving too good. Can they do it tonight? This preview and prediction article will explain.
Sporting CP vs B. Dortmund stats and analysis
The bookmakers have the two teams more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on Sporting CP will pay out at 2.90, as bookies predict Sporting CP are in with a 34% 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 pays out at 2.37.
After collecting 6 points from their first four Champions League matches, Sporting CP still have a good chance of seeing the next stage. To claim first place requires a win in this 5th round match, while second place remains possible with a draw.
With 6 points from their initial four Champions League outings, B. Dortmund remain within reach of the knock-out stages. They probably need a win, but a draw in the 5th round match could do the trick, with a bit of luck.
Stats and facts for Sporting CP and B. Dortmund.
- 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
Current form — Sporting CP v. B. Dortmund
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 2-0 victory.
B. Dortmund suffered a couple of disappointments in their last 3 matches as they were run over by Ajax in a 1-3 defeat. RB Leipzig also proved too hard to handle as they won 2-1, before B. Dortmund were able to strike back last time out in a 2-1 win against VfB Stuttgart.
Sporting CP v. B. Dortmund — fixture history
The latest match between B. Dortmund and Sporting CP was a tight encounter that saw B. Dortmund running away with small 1-0 victory. Sporting CP have been able to win 0% of their last 3 encounters against upcoming B. Dortmund in the Champions League. In other words, they have a 0-0-3 recent record, with the latter winning 100% of the matches.
Full Time betting
The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on Sporting CP will payout at 2.90, as bookies predict Sporting CP are in with a 34% 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 pays out at 2.37.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Marco Reus to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Marco Reus netted 2 goals for B. Dortmund in their latest matches. Sporting CP will look to Pedro Gonçalves to once again add some much-needed goals to the scenario. He has been their most profilic marksman, with 5 goals in their previous 6 matches.