Heavy rain caused the match between Sporting Lisbon vs Videoton to be postponed, although the two teams would prefer for it to be canceled altogether. The hosts have no interest in playing a game that can’t possibly change anything in Group G and would prefer to be let alone to focus on the upcoming derby against Benfica.
On the other hand, the Hungarian side saw its dreams of qualifying extinguished, as Basel and Genk settled for a scoreless draw in Belgium, that allows them to progress in the competition.
Match: Sporting Lisbon vs Videoton
Bet: Under 2.5 Goals
Odds: Bet365 1.80
For Videoton this game represented a unique opportunity of proving that they’ve got what it takes to achieve something remarkable in the European competition. The domestic league results were terrible in November and the winless streak was extended to seven games in a row. Now that it is in recess, the Hungarian side would’ve focused exclusively on the match against the Portuguese, hoping that their opponents lack of motivation would enable them to qualify from a very difficult group.
While the visitors had their dreams shattered by Basel, Sporting is equally uninterested in the outcome of tonight’s fixture. On Monday they will play a vital game against Benfica, and they will probably be the underdogs despite having home pitch advantage. Having said this, it is expected for the hosts to start with a subpar team and allow youngsters to prove their worth, in a game that has no meaning for Sporting.
With neither teams willing two risk the fitness of their players for a result that would make no difference for them, it is expected for defensive outfits to show up. The 90 min. should pass without major events, and this includes goals, which makes the Under 2,5 bet the ideal choice especially with Bet365 offering odds of 1.80.