Legia Warsaw vs Sporting Lisbon
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 07 December 2016
Kick-off: 20:45 CET
Legia and Sporting Lisbon have all but kissed their chances of qualifying for the knock offs goodbye. Neither have any chance of catching Real Madrid or Borussia Dortmund ahead of them, but there is still a technical chance of Legia taking third spot.
Legia have one point thus far for a draw they got earlier on in the group stages, it is an important one because it means if they were to beat Sporting, then they would end on four points, one more than Sporting who have a single win to their name. Third spot holds a lot of importance as it can lead to Europa League qualification, and as such, there is still a lot to play for for the team from Poland. They have not looked like winning in their games thus far, but they will be determined against a struggling Porto side.
Porto hold the advantage, but they know they cannot afford to lose when they travel to Legia. It is a simple swap should they lose this game, but they can afford to be ultra defensive and push for a draw, which would work in their favour and keep them in that all important third spot. Sporting’s one win did come against this opposition, so they will feel they have the mental edge on them, although they do have to travel away for this clash.
Legia Warsaw vs Sporting Lisbon: Previous encounter
When these teams met in Portugal, Porto ran out comfortable 2-0 winners, Ruiz and Dost them men to get on the scoresheet, but looking at Legia’s defence, it probably should have been more.
Legia Warsaw vs Sporting Lisbon: Prediction
Legia by and far have the worst defensive record of any team in the competition. In five games they have conceded a massive 24 goals, averaging just under five goals a game. They also lost a strange match 8-4 to Dortmund, but showed they can also score a few goals. There is no doubting Sporting will win this one, but it could be a good game with loads of goals in it each way.
Legia Warsaw vs Sporting Lisbon: Tips
Bet on there to be goals galore. Sporting will get a few through a very leaky defence, but then Legia can also score one or two on the counter. Bet on there to be more than four goals scored in this game.