Sporting will play at home against Tottenham Hotspur in the group stage of the Champions League. The match will take place on September 13, starting at 16:45 GMT.
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Champions League 2022-23
Sporting represent the championship of Portugal, in which at the moment, after 6 matches played, they are in 5th place in the standings with 10 points. The team managed to score 12 goals against the opponents, and conceded 8.
The (3-0) away defeat of defending Europa League champions Eintracht Frankfurt was another advantage for the Portuguese club.
Manager Rubén Amorim, who reportedly sparked interest as a replacement for outgoing Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea. Amorim now boasts four victories in nine Champions League matches.
During his current tenure, and with his team scoring 3+ goals in every win and conceding 4+ goals in three losses, Sporting’s recent UEFA performances have certainly been intense.
Tottenham have been temporarily released from a schedule described by manager Antonio Conte as “crazy” and “incredible” due to the postponement of the last round of the Premier League, which should leave them physically fresh and could also ensure regulars get plenty of minutes. how they did it.
In his (2-0) home win over Marseille in the Champions League on the first match day.
The team will be aiming to win this match for a fourth straight Champions League “goalless” defeat at home to English rivals and despite the rigors of a busy calendar they remain undefeated in 13 matches in all competitions.
This is the second longest unbeaten streak of all 32 teams in the group stage, trailing only PSG with 18 games, highlighting the remarkable consistency.
Despite this impressive showing, they lost their last UEFA trip to Portugal when they lost (0-1) to Pacos de Ferreira in the previous UEFA Conference League campaign.
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Players to watch
Sporting winger Nuno Santos has scored in two of his last three Champions League matches, which is an excellent result in such a tournament.
Richarlison’s brace against Marseille means he has now scored in three of his five matches on the continent in Europe or South America. The player will show a good result in this match as well.
Head to Head
This will be the first competitive game between the two teams. The hosts are without a win in six meetings with English teams in the UEFA Champions League.
We go again 😀#UCL
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 12, 2022
|Sporting win 3.80||Draw 3.65||Tottenham win 2.08|
Stats: Sporting CP have failed to score five of their last six defeats in all competitions.
The hosts have been in good shape in recent games, keeping three clean sheets in a row.
Tottenham, meanwhile, have scored under 2.5 goals in their last five games but are undefeated in any competition this season.
Considering the form in which both teams are, a productive struggle is possible.
Prediction for this match: Over 9.5 corners.
- Sporting win.
- Both teams to score.