Sporting vs Juventus – UEFA Champions League : Massimiliano Allegri has set the tone for this match between Sporting and Juventus…
At Estádio de Alvalade when he stated, on his pre-match press conference before the match against AC Milan, that “the match in Milan is important but the one in Lisbon is decisive”.
Therefore, after winning the Serie A encounter with 2 goals from Higuaín. Juve comes into the match at the Portuguese capital with the intention of ensuring their qualification for the next stage of the Champions League.
The stats show that Juventus has reasons to be confident.
The bad form that they were on before their match with Sporting in Turin is now gone, with the following 3 matches showing a looser team offensively.
Battering Udinese (6-2) and SPAL (4-1) helped to relieve the pressure for the important match against AC Milan, that ended on a safe victory for them, which put an end to every doubt there might have been.
Sporting has shown, on this period, some resilience, despite two completely opposite exhibitions.
After gaining a new life when they battered Desportivo de Chaves at home, Sporting struggled to win in Vila do Conde, where only a goal scored by Bas Dost right near the end of the match made the difference.
Sporting vs Juventus – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The big concern, however, should be regarding the Lions’ exhibition, in a match where they gave their opponent the initiative and were never capable of controlling the pace of the match.
It is normal and acceptable to think that, at Alvalade, we’ll have a Sporting side more focused on their task, even if Piccini and Mathieu are unavailable, forcing Jorge Jesus to some changes on their defensive line.
But we should also expect a Juventus side very willing to take risks, presenting, this time, better conditions to control the match against Sporting.
The decisive match for Sporting in this group should really be the next one, when they host Olympiakos.
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