Sporting Lisbon play host to Tottenham Hotspur in their second Champions League Group D fixture at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on Tuesday night.

The Premiera Liga outfit eased past Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 at Deutsche Bank Park last week, while Premier League giants defeated a 10-man Marseille side 2-0 in North London.

IMPORTANT STATS:

SPORTING CP

This will be the first-ever competitive game between Sporting CP and Tottenham Hotspur in any competition.

The hosts are winless in their 6 meetings against English teams in the UEFA Champions League.

Sporting are looking to win their first 2 matches in a UEFA Champions League season for the first time.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Sporting‘s last 7 games in European most prestigious club competitions.

The Portuguese side conceded 11 home goals in the UEFA Champions League last season, the most they’ve ever shipped on home soil in a season in major European football.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Tottenham are facing Portuguese opponents third time after winning 3-1 on aggregate against Paços de Ferreira in the Europa Conference League qualifying phases in August 2021 and losing to Benfica in the 1961-62 semi-final in the European Cup.

Spurs saw their weekend trip to Manchester City postponed as their unbeaten run this season continues with 5 wins from seven matches, a record they’ll look to extend in midweek.

Antonio Conte’s side are looking to record UEFA Champions League wins in each of their first 2 matches in the competition in a season for the first time since 2017-18 under Mauricio Pochettino.

FCNAIJA PREDICTION:

PICKS: Both teamsare to score and over 2.5 in the fixture in Lisbon.

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