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Sporting CP v Juventus Betting: Entertaining clash as both sides look for important Champions League victory

13:02 SAST 2017/10/31
Gonzalo Higuain Milan Juventus Serie A
Two weeks ago the sides played out an entertaining game in Turin and we think another game with goals at both ends is on the cards in Lisbon

Juventus face a tough trip to Lisbon on Tuesday night, with Sporting Clube having so far acquitted themselves more impressively in the Champions League than their results suggest.

The Portuguese outfit conceded late on to lose 2-1 in Turin two weeks ago, while their previous home game in the competition saw them narrowly beaten 1-0 by Barcelona thanks to an own goal.

Sporting's victory over Olympiakos in the opening match means that another win on Tuesday will give them a real chance of claiming second spot in the group, and Paddy Power offer them at a healthy looking 3/1 (4.00).

Naturally, though, Juventus are favourites for the tie priced at evens (2.00) and Max Allegri's team will be in high spirits after enjoying an important 2-0 win at Milan in Serie A on Saturday evening.

That victory at San Siro, however, was the first time in six matches that Juve had kept a clean sheet, and the Italian champions' defence certainly looks more vulnerable than it did last season.

Indeed, Juve have already conceded more times in this season's Champions League than they did on their run to the final of last term's competition, while last year Sporting showed themselves capable of netting against the continent's biggest sides.

Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund both scored but conceded on their trips to the Estadio Jose Alvalade in the previous group stages, and, as such, the price of 5/6 (1.83) for both teams to score on Tuesday is appealing.

Since losing 3-0 to Barcelona on matchday one, Juve have netted in all of their ten subsequent matches, a total of 27 goals, yet they have kept just four clean sheets; their statistics on the road further back up this selection with the Turin outfit having scored but conceded in four of their six away games in all competitions this season.

Also worthy of consideration is backing over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) with Juve's six away games this term seeing 27 goals, while this selection has also paid out in four of their last five Champions League matches. 

Both teams to score at 5/6 (1.83) for a 2.5pt stake with Paddy Power