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Tottenham return to Champions League action with a showdown against Sporting CP tonight.


Sporting CP is going head to head with Tottenham Hotspur starting on 13 Sept 2022 at 16:45 UTC at José Alvalade stadium, Lisbon city, Portugal. The match is a part of the UEFA Champions League, Group D.

Tottenham return to Champions League action with a showdown against Sporting CP tonight.


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The Inside Track brings you the best in betting tips as it previews the second gameweek in the UEFA Champions League as Tottenham Hotspur travels to Lisbon

Champions League takes centre stage once again as Tottenham Hotspur travel to Portugal to face a Sporting side looking to add to their winning start too. Spurs fought well against a tough Marseille side at home last week while the Primera Liga runners-up saw off Europa League champions Eintracht Frankfurt.

Tottenham are the favourites going into the match at 11/10 with Betfred while Sporting are 13/5 and a draw is 13/5 too. Spurs last faced Portuguese opponents in the Europa Conference League qualifying phases back in August 2021 and have not lost to a side from Portugal in 60 years.

Antonio Conte's side have started the season strongly going unbeaten in their first six Premier League matches and winning their first match in Europe too. Notable performances against Chelsea and Fulham have showed how the mental approach in the side has changed drastically under Conte's supervision - much to the delight of the fans.

Meanwhile, Sporting will be pleased with their outing last week despite a slippery start to life in their own domestic league. Having drawn to Braga and lost at Porto last month, Ruben Amorim's side started strongly with a 3-0 win at home to the Europa League champions - who many have tipped to be a banana-skin in Europe's top club competition. They still have plenty to do to steady the ship and are already eight points behind arch-rivals Benfica which could add pressure to their outing against Spurs.

Preview: Sporting Lisbon vs. Tottenham Hotspur - prediction, team news, lineups

Sporting Lisbon and Tottenham Hotspur will both be out to continue their winning starts to the 2022-23 Champions League when they do battle at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Tuesday's Group D battle.

Ruben Amorim's men eased past Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 last week, while the North London giants defeated a 10-man Marseille side 2-0.

Former Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards never quite cut the mustard in the English capital, but the 23-year-old stole the spotlight when Sporting travelled to Frankfurt and is now out to show his former side exactly what they are missing.

After a goalless 65 minutes at the Deutsche Bank Park, Edwards fired home the opener before turning provider for Francisco Trincao to double Sporting's lead just two minutes later, and the Portuguese giants would wrap up a comprehensive win courtesy of a late Nuno Santos strike.

A trio of left-footed goals certainly lets Tottenham know what they will need to pay the most attention to this weekend, and during a week where their young and innovative manager Amorim was linked with the Chelsea job, Sporting did not let the speculation affect them as they eased past Portimonense 4-0 in league action.

Having now strung together a three-game winning streak in all competitions, with three clean sheets and nine goals in tow, Sporting - who sit top of the Group D rankings after one matchday - are now out to end a barren record against Premier League opposition.

Indeed, the Lions are winless in six Champions League matches against English opposition and have never opened a premier European campaign with two straight wins, so history is certainly against the hosts as Tottenham aim to benefit from their elongated period of rest.

From Sead Kolasinac and Matteo Guendouzi to Nuno Tavares and the suspended Alexis Sanchez, there is certainly an Arsenal-based theme to Marseille's squad nowadays, which only spurred Tottenham on to get the job done in professional fashion last week.

Marseille held out for a good chunk of time after witnessing Chancel Mbemba receive a red card for a last-man foul, but Richarlison marked his Champions League debut with a brace of headers to propel Tottenham to all three points on the opening matchday.

Marking their return to the pinnacle of continental football with a bang, Tottenham would have hoped to keep their momentum going against Premier League champions Manchester City at the weekend, but the fixture was one of many postponed in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II's death.

Antonio Conte's side therefore have their unbeaten run for the season still intact as they aim to record an eighth game without defeat in all competitions, but only one of their three away games so far this term has ended in victory, and they were far from convincing for long periods against Marseille.

Tottenham and Sporting have never locked horns on the competitive stage before, but the Lilywhites memorably fell to a 1-0 loss on Portuguese turf against Pacos de Ferreira in the Europa Conference League qualifiers last term before rectifying those mistakes with a 3-0 home success.

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte said he is "relaxed" about the team he will pick to face Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The match follows a rare weekend off because of matches being postponed in the Premier League following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

And Conte said having almost a full squad to pick from means he can change his plans.

"Not having played on Saturday changes the situation," he said.

Lucas Moura is Tottenham's only injury doubt for the match, which follows the postponement of their Premier League trip to Manchester City.

"When you play every three days, you run the risk of having more injuries and less energy," added Italian Conte.

"I'm more relaxed when it comes to choosing my starting 11. The postponement of the game against City has allowed me to change the idea of the team I had in mind for tomorrow's game."

Conte also said he had been to Buckingham Palace to pay his respects. "On Friday I went to Buckingham Palace because I think for sure we will remember this for the rest of our lives.

Sporting CP proved too much for our Under-19s as they secured a comfortable 2-0 victory in the UEFA Youth League on Tuesday.

After controlling the majority of the first half, Mateus Fernandes gave the hosts a deserved lead two minutes before the break, with Rodrigo Ribeiro sliding home from close range in the second period to rubber-stamp the points in Group D.


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Our prediction: Sporting CP 1-1 Tottenham (11/2 at bet365)

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