Sporting CP v Legia Warsaw: Hosts should have job done by half time

Legia Warsaw midfielder Guilherme has four bookings but no goals in ten league or European outings this term
Legia Warsaw midfielder Guilherme has four bookings but no goals in ten league or European outings this term
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Legia Warsaw are in wretched form and will struggle to compete even for a half away to Sporting CP...


"Legia Warsaw were behind by the break in all three of their September reverses, while Sporting were in front by the interval in their last eight encounters as hosts."

Back Sporting CP/Sporting CP @ 1.84/5

Sporting CP 1.261/4 v Legia Warsaw 16.015/1; The Draw 6.611/2
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Sporting and Legia Warsaw both lost their openers, but could scarcely have done so in more varied ways. The Portuguese side led until the final two minutes at Real Madrid, whereas the Polish title holders lost 6-0 at home to Dortmund in their first Champions League group-stage game in 21 years.

That was just one bad result in a September to forget for the visitors, who have played four times without success, with this their last chance to prevent it being a winless month. They fell 2-1 to Nieciecza before the Dortmund flop and were beaten 3-2 by Zaglebie Lubin and held by bottom club Wisla Krakow since, leaving them 14th of 16 in the Ekstraklasa after ten matches and enforcing a change of coach.

Such dismal form puts Sporting's own September setback - they were defeated 3-1 by Rio Ave after that Real Madrid comeback - into context. They have won eight competitive fixtures in a row in front of their fans, justifying odds of 1.261/4 on them claiming all three points.


Half Time/Full Time

Legia Warsaw were behind by the break in all three of their September reverses, while Sporting were in front by the interval in their last eight encounters as hosts, so 1.84/5 is a tempting price on Jorge Jesus' men being ahead on both 45 minutes and 90.

The out-of-sorts guests - who some would argue are out of their depth too on the strength of their initial outing - were 3-0 down within 17 minutes when entertaining Dortmund.


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