Juventus v Sporting 30+ Booking Points

Football - Champions League - 18 Oct 19:45

I've been thinking about this one since last night, and if I'm not mistaken the price has drifted ever so slightly from 1.91 out to 2.00. This bet has banked in both of Sporting's games so far (6 and 3). There is the concern that Juve win comfortably tonight and Sporting are never in the frame, however, Juve's recent form hasn't been great. They had to wait until 60mins before they found a way past Olympiakos in the last round, who Sporting beat 3-2 away from home, and were outclassed by Barcelona in the first round. Sporting were plucky and went down 0-1 to Barca in the last round, which is no shame.

Juve have also had some domestic hiccups. A 2-1 defeat to Lazio at the weekend, and with Dybala missing a 97th minute penalty in that game, they may be short of confidence especially being 5 points off the leaders Napoli domestically, too. Sporting are an aggressive team, and I backed them numerous times in last year's competition. They are unbeaten in the league so far and are 2nd, 2 points behind Porto. I fancy them to give a good account of themselves here, so hopefully a rout isn't a concern.

In my player card tip, I noted a couple that I fancy to get a look in tonight; Battaglia, Piccini, Fernandes are all card getters, and they all start. I also do not rate Mathieu at CB with the 33 year old against some top quality opposition in Dybala, Higuian and Mandzukic. The Frenchman has a well known chronic achilles problem, and he isn't the most mobile at the best of times these days.

Michael Oliver gets the whistle tonight, and although he has been fairly miserly in his European career, averaging around 4 p/g, let's hope for some Portuguese aggression.
SDPW +1120.95
Stake: 20 2.00Skybet
Best Odds

Posted 2 months ago

2.00
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Simon

Simon (+13,830.35) bet £20.00 on this tip.

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Wieslaw

Wieslaw (+1,457.19) bet £30.00 on this tip.

2.00
Dave

Dave (+1,310.66) bet £50.00 on this tip.

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CD

CD (+4,026.40) bet £28.00 on this tip.

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Jon

Jon (+166.66) bet £10.00 on this tip.

2.00

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