Sporting vs Borussia Dortmund: prediction for the Champions League game
Sporting take on Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 5 of the Champions League group stage on Wednesday, November 24. We made predictions for this fixture, which you can find below.
Sporting had a very poor start to the current Champions League - Ruben Amorim's team lost 1:5 to Ajax at home, and then 0:1 to Borussia away. However, the Lions got maximum points in the following two fixtures against Besiktas, beating the Eagles 4:1 away and 4:0 at home.
Thus, Sporting secured a ticket to the Europa League playoffs, but besides that, the Eagles can still compete for the second knockouts berth in the Champions League. Sporting have the same number of points as Borussia, and today have a good chance to sort things out with their direct competitors.
Borussia Dortmund, unlike their hosts, got off to a good start in the Champions League, having won a 2:1 victory over Besiktas in the first round. After that, Marco Rose's side managed a narrow win against Sporting (1:0), despite multiple injury concerns.
But thenthe Bumblebees suffered a beating at the hands of Ajax in Amsterdam (4:0), and in the last game, the Germans tried to get their record straight, but Mats Hummels red card left them shorthanded and the Dutch champion prevailed with a score of 1:3.
This score was recorded in 2 of the last 5 games of Sporting.
In the last 2 away games of Borussia, this bet played.
Sporting scored in the second half in their last 2 home games.
Sporting have joined the fight for the knockouts following their victories against Besiktas. If the Lions beat Borussia with a margin of two goals, they can finish second in Group C. We, however, do not consider that a likely scenario, as Borussia have superior quality and should get a win.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (0) to Borussia Dortmund
Prediction: Handicap (0) to Borussia Dortmund
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Sporting won the last two matches and made Borussia nervous, but beating the Bumblebees with a two-goal margin is too difficult of a task. The guests are missing Erling Holland, who is out with an injury, but they have been coping well without him in the Bundesliga. We predict Borussia's victory by a one-goal margin.
Our second bet - Borussia to win by 1 goal