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Sporting Lisbon vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview – Prediction, how to watch & potential line-ups

Sporting Lisbon vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview - Prediction, how to watch & Potential line-ups

Sporting Lisbon and Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to build on their winning start to the Champions League campaign when they clash at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on Tuesday.

Both sides have never locked horns in a European competition before, which sets the tone for a thrilling tie.

Ruben Amorim’s side have not enjoyed the best start to their domestic campaign in Portugal as they sit seventh in the table with just three wins from six games.

However, they eased past Eintracht Frankfurt in their opening Group D tie, winning 3-0 thanks to goals from Marcus Edwards, Francisco Trincao and Nuno Santos.

By contrast, Antonio Conte’s side have carried their unbeaten Premier League form into the Champions League.

Summer signing Richarlison put 10-men Marseille to the sword scoring his first goals for Spurs as Conte’s men ran out 2-0 winners at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Spurs are participating in the Champions League for the first time since their improbable run to the final in 2019/20.

They will be keen to continue their excellent form as they plot a deep run in the competition this season. 

Match Preview

Sporting Lisbon

Sporting are winless in six Champions League matches against English opponents and have never opened a European campaign with consecutive wins.

However, they have an ace up their sleeves in former Spurs youngster Marcus Edwards.

The young Englishman struggled to showcase his undeniable talents in the Premier League, but the 23-year-old stole the spotlight when Sporting travelled to Frankfurt and is now out to show his former side what they missed out on. 

Sporting thrashed Portimonense 4-0 in the Portuguese league last weekend, extending their winning streak to three games across all competitions.

They have also scored nine goals and have kept three clean sheets in that span.

The Lions sit at the top of Group D after matchday one and are now looking to end a barren record against Premier League opposition.

Tottenham Hotspur

Sporting’s record against English sides is a boost to Conte’s side, who will no doubt benefit from their elongated resting period, following the postponement of their Premier League clash with Manchester City. 

Spurs struggled to break down a dogged Marseille side for long periods before and after Chancel Mbemba was given his marching orders for a professional last-man foul. 

However, the French side were undone by Champions League debutant Richarlison who netted a five-minute brace to ensure Spurs came away with all three points.

The north Londoners will be looking to extend their unbeaten run across all competitions when they travel to Portugal.

They have won just one of their three away games this season, and they need to improve on their far-from-convincing display against Marseille to get the better of the Portuguese giants. 

Sporting Lisbon vs Tottenham Hotspur Potential Line-ups

Sporting Lisbon (3-4-3): Antonio Adan; Goncalo Inacio, Sebastian Coates, Pedro Porro; Nuno Santos, Manuel Ugarte, Hidemasa Morita, Ricardo Esgaio; Pedro Goncalves, Marcus Edwards, Francisco Trincao. 

Tottenham Hotspur (3-4-3): Hugo Lloris; Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Cristian Romero; Emerson Royal, Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Ivan Perisic; Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane, Dejan Kulusevski. 

How to Watch?

Sporting Lisbon vs Tottenham Hotspur, alongside all other matches in Europe’s most prestigious club competition this season, is available to watch online via Champions League live streams.

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Sporting Lisbon vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction

Tottenham have yet to hit the heights they are capable of this season but have managed to get the job done, which is typical for a Conte-led side. 

Despite Sporting’s impressive displays in their three-match winning run, we back Spurs to beat Amorim’s side as they have the firepower and defensive resilience to ensure they leave Portugal with maximum points.

Sporting Lisbon 1 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur

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