Chelsea play Sporting Lisbon in tonight’s Champions League and we have a betting preview and free football tips.
Having already qualified as winners of Group G, it looks likely that José Mourinho will rest key players. December’s very busy in the Premier League and Chelsea hardly started the month in positive fashion at St James’s Park on Saturday. A combination of eager Chelsea reserves and a Sporting side who only require a draw to progress make this an intriguing fixture to try and predict.
It was Nemanja Matić who got the only goal in the reverse fixture in the group in September and Chelsea sure missed him at the weekend. It looks likely he’ll be rested, which again makes the defence vulnerable. But Sporting only require 0-0, so may not be so forthcoming themselves unless they are required to be. We therefore have to look at Chelsea’s attacking options and consider whether they are likely to fire effectively. And, with Costa and Rémy a plausible front line, that likelihood appears to be high. Both are scoring at a rate of over a goal a game and will be facing a defence that hasn’t kept a clean sheet in Europe for over two years. But it can’t be ignored that Sporting have scored ten goals in their last three Champions League fixtures and nineteen in their last six fixtures overall. Even without Nani, who looks likely to miss out through injury, they are a serious threat.
All of this leads us to the conclusion that there will be goals for our Chelsea v Sporting Lisbon betting tips, especially if Chelsea strike first. Sporting will have one eye on events in Maribor but will simply be trying to keep their destiny in their own hands by not losing. Both teams to score is 10/11 with Coral and is a bet that has to be backed.
Our first football betting tip indicates a minimum scoreline of 1-1. Our next tip shows confidence in Chelsea’s home form and we’re pretty sure they’ll outclass Sporting on the night and at bag a winner. Bet Victor offer a fun market called Spincast which is an accumulator of match result, goal line and anytime goalscorer. Chelsea, Over 2.5 goals and Loïc Rémy is available at 4/1 and is our Chelsea v Sporting prediction.
Both teams to score – bet here at 10/11 with Coral (new accounts bet £5 get £20 free).
Chelsea win, over 2.5 goals and Remy to score – bet here at 4/1 with Bet Victor (new accounts get a £25 free bet).
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