Jorge Jesus’ men survived a late comeback against Olympiakos in their opening match as they ran out 3-2 winners. The Lions have failed to win any of their last two games and have only managed to come out on top in 13 of 42 duels in the Champions League. They will be coming into this encounter as underdogs with Bet9ja at the price of (6.70).
The Portuguese side will have to be at their best defensively in order to put the rampaging Barca at bay. The betting firm quotes (4.85) for the game to end in a draw..
For the Catalan gaints, they have the stats swinging in their favour. They walloped Juventus 3-0 in their opening fixture and have won their last two meetings with their hosts. Barca further boast of 18 victories in 21 engagements and they are poised to continue with this feat here. The betting company is tipping them for victory at odds of (1.45).
Sporting have not failed to find the back of the net in 10 of their last 12 fixtures. They are therefore odds on to repeat it in front of home support at (1.40).
The Blaugrana have triumphed in their last seven matches in emphatic fashion, averaging three goals per game. As such, Bet9ja is pricing (1.21) for them to win either half and (1.42) for more than three goals to surface in the challenge.