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Eintracht Frankfurt vs Sporting Lisbon Prediction: Champions League Match on 07.09.2022

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Sporting Lisbon Prediction: Champions League Match on 07.09.2022

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Last season’s Europa League winners get their Champions League campaign underway on Wednesday, as they welcome Sporting Lisbon to Germany. Group D looks wide open on paper, with Tottenham Hotspur and Marseille joining the two rivals playing in this fixture. A strong start could be essential when it comes to finishing in the top two places.

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It was a famous campaign for Eintracht Frankfurt in European competition in 2021-22, as they landed success in the Europa League. That victory ensured that they were top seeds for the Champions League this term, and they would likely have been happy with the draw that was handed to them last month.

However, they will likely need to show better form than they have in the Bundesliga to this point. The German side has won twice in the opening five league games, and currently sit tenth in the overall standings in the German top-flight. But, confidence certainly would have been taken from their previous fixture, as they managed to claim a 4-0 success against RB Leipzig. Daichi Kamada, Sebastian Rode, Tuta and Rafael Santos Borre Maury scored the goals in a comfortable win at home.

It hasn’t been the best start to the new season for Sporting Lisbon, as they have needed to contend with losing a number of star players. They currently sit eighth in the Portuguese standings, and have picked up just two victories from their opening five league games this term. Sporting already sit eight points off the top of the standings.

However, they did manage to end a run of two straight defeats in the league in their most recent fixture. That victory over the weekend was picked up against Estoril Praia away from home, as they won 2-0. Jeremiah St. Juste and Marcus Edwards scored the goals in a comfortable win on the road.

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Sporting Lisbon Head to Head

This will be the first ever competitive meeting between Sporting Lisbon and Eintracht Frankfurt in European competition. Sporting has a poor record away from home against German opposition, as they have lost 13 of their previous 14 away matches. German sides are also unbeaten in their previous 15 home fixtures against sides from Portugal.

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Sporting Lisbon Prediction

The strong record that is boasted by German sides against Portuguese opposition holds a lot of weight for this meeting. It looks set to be an entertaining fixture, which means we could see both teams scoring, but the preference is for Frankfurt to get the victory.

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