Sporting and Spurs both won on matchday one, giving them the opportunity to take charge of the group on matchday two.
A victory for either team would put them in a commanding position, and Tottenham have the advantage of being well-rested after their weekend fixture was postponed.
Sporting haven’t beaten English opposition since they faced Manchester City in the last 16 of the 2011-12 Europa League. Spurs beat Paços de Ferreira in the playoffs for the Conference League last season, marking their first tie with a Portuguese opponent since 2013-14.
This is Spurs’ first match since their win over Marseille last week. The passing of the Queen has given Antonio Conte’s team an enforced break, while Sporting were in action on Saturday as they hammered Portimonense 4-0.
Sporting’s struggles against English opposition, including a heavy defeat at the hands of Manchester City in 2021-22, make it hard to look past an away win in this one. Sporting got good home wins against Borussia Dortmund and Besiktas last season, but Spurs should have enough to take all three points.
Total Away Goals: Over 1.5
If you’re backing Spurs to win, over 1.5 away goals has to be a good bet here. Sporting have leaked eight goals in six league matches, while the visitors have scored 12 times in six Premier League fixtures so far.
This Spurs attack can take advantage of any frailties in the Sporting defence. The hosts have improved after a poor start to the season, but this is their toughest test to date, and they will struggle to keep the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Richarlison quiet.
First Goalscorer: Harry Kane
On that note, Kane represents sensational value at 4/1 to open the scoring. He has found the net in four of his last five domestically and got off six shots in the win over Marseille.
Kane has thrived in European competition throughout his career, scoring 44 goals in 69 appearances. He even became the fastest player to reach 20 goals in the Champions League. Having regained his best goalscoring form, the England international will be a threat throughout on Tuesday night.
All odds are subject to change