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Barcelona vs Sporting predictions for Wednesday’s Champions League match at the Estadio Jose Alvalade. The Blaugrana will be looking to extend their winning run away at their Catalan rivals. Read on for all our Sporting vs Barcelona free predictions and Betting Tips.
The Sporting vs Barcelona match date and time is set. Sporting vs Barcelona fixture is on Wednesday, 27 September and game kick-off time is 19:45 BST at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.
Date: Wednesday, 27 September
Time: 19:45 BST
Stadium: Estadio Jose Alvalade, Portugal
Here are the best Barcelona vs Sporting odds and our Sporting vs Barcelona Predictions and Betting Tips:
Best Odds Home Win: 8.5 with bet365
Best Odds Away Win: 1.38 with Unibet
Best Odds Draw: 5.75 with Unibet
It’s a big game for Sporting in their debut last season, but we don’t think they’ll have the quality to stop Barcelona who are 1.25 with bet365. Below you can read the reasons for our Sporting CP vs Barcelona predictions.
We expect Barcelona to Win 3-1 at 10.00 with bet365
Barcelona are the favourites for this match with odds of 1.38 with Unibet, with Ernesto Valverde’s team looking unstoppable both domestically and in Europe at the moment.
On a 7 match winning streak and with Lionel Messi in top form, it’s hard to believe that this is the team that were supposedly in crisis at the beginning of the season.
The Blaugrana have 20 goals from their opening six league matches, and have conceded just twice. They also won their first Champions League match convincingly, beating last year’s runners up Juventus 3-0 at the Camp Nou.
Despite drawing their last two matches, Sporting have also started the season well and won a tricky opener away at Olympiacos, but Barca are on another level. We’re backing a 3-1 away win at 10.00 with bet365.
First goalscorer? It’s hard to bet against Messi in current form, with the Argentine on 12 goals for the season so far. He is 3.45 with bet365 to open the scoring in Portugal.
Messi scored in Barca’s only other visit to the Estadio Jose Alvalade back in 2008, finding the net in a 5-2 away win on the way to a famous sextuple under Pep Guardiola.
Gerard Pique also scored in that match. He and Sergio Busquets are expected to return to the line-up after being rested at the weekend. Former Barca man Jeremy Mathieu should start for Sporting.
Sporting Lisbon host Barcelona at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on Wednesday night. It should be an entertaining match between two attacking teams in the Portuguese capital.
Since their humbling 5-1 aggregate defeat to Real Madrid in the Super Cup, it’s been nothing but wins for Barca. Saturday’s 3-0 win at local rivals Girona was their seventh in a row.
Barcelona Form: WWWWW
Sporting drew their last two matches to Moreirense and Maritimo, both of which they were expected to win. However, they looked in good shape in their 3-2 Champions League win at Olympiacos two weeks ago.
Sporting Form: DDWWWW
The two teams met in the group stage back in 2008/09, with the Blaugrana winning both matches.
Headlines in Catalonia have been dominated by Ousmane Dembele’s injury, which could keep him out for up to four months. Rafinha is also out, but otherwise Valverde has a full squad to choose from.
Sporting have a clean bill of health and no suspensions to worry about. Top scorer Bas Dost should play, the Dutchman only a sub in their win at Olympiacos.
Away Win: Barcelona to Win at 1.38 with Unibet
Barcelona to Win 3-1 at 10.00 with bet365
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