Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Bitesize Prediction: Sporting Lisbon vs Marseille – 12/10/22

Competition: Champions League

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 8/11 @ 888sport

Looking to lay down another Champions League marker on Wednesday night, Marseille will make the trip to Sporting Lisbon.

Starting with the hosts, putting in a nightmare display away in France last week as they were hit with a 4-1 drumming away at Marseille, Sporting Lisbon were certainly glad to make a return to domestic duties over the weekend. Eventually picking up a 2-1 victory away at Santa Clara, the Portuguese giants also find themselves sat in pole position to book a knockout stage ticket in this year’s Champions League. Opening their Group D campaign with back-to-back 2-0 and 3-0 victories against Eintracht Frankfurt and Premier League outfit Tottenham, Rúben Amorim’s side have also continued to shine on home soil since opening the 2022/23 campaign. On a run highlighted by a 4-0 romp against Portimonense on September 10th, Sporting Lisbon have won each of their last three contests at the Estádio José Alvalade by an aggregate score of 9-1.

As for the visitors, putting in a rampant display at the Stade Vélodrome last week as they stormed their way to a 4-1 victory, Marseille also have their sights set on clinching a shock knockout stage spot. However, slumping back to losing ways over the weekend as they were hit with a sluggish 2-1 loss at home against AC Ajaccio, the Ligue 1 outfit have continued to show some extended issues at the back. Opening up their Group D campaign with back-to-back defeats against Spurs and Frankfurt, it should be noted that Igor Tudor’s men have managed to record just a single clean sheet from any of their last seven matchups across all formats, a run that stems all the way back to September 3rd. In a contest that could prove to be another lively affair on Wednesday night, we’re backing both teams to find the net here.

Bet: Both teams to score at Sporting Lisbon vs Marseille 8/11 for Wednesday’s Champions League showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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