#sports activities CHRIS SUTTON: Tottenham can hit Sporting Lisbon where it hurts in the Champions League
CHRIS SUTTON: Tottenham can hit Sporting Lisbon where it hurts… however I concern ragged Liverpool will hit one other bum observe in their Champions League conflict towards Ajax
- Liverpool face Ajax as Spurs journey to Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League
- The Reds had been thrashed 4-1 by Napoli final week whereas Spurs beat Marseille 2-0
- Chris Sutton predicts the final result of Tuesday’s Champions League match-ups
The second week of the Champions League begins on Tuesday, with all English groups having taken the weekend off to pay their respects to and mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II final week.
Tuesday’s motion sees Liverpool host Ajax lower than per week after their shambolic 4-1 defeat by Napoli, and Tottenham journey to Lisbon to face Sporting having crushed Marseille 2-0 final Wednesday
Below, Sportsmail columnist Chris Sutton takes a glance the two Champions League match-ups and predicts the outcomes.
Jurgen Klopp will probably be in search of a response from Liverpool after they face Ajax on Tuesday
Liverpool v Ajax
I saved considering due to what Liverpool have achieved in earlier seasons that it was solely a blip they had been in.
But with the means Napoli received 4-1 and made Liverpool’s defence seem like vacationers on an Italian vacation, it has grow to be greater than that. Something’s amiss there.
From Virgil van Dijk at the again to Mohamed Salah up entrance, they’ve not been clicking.
The out-of-form Reds had been thrashed 4-1 by Napoli in the Champions League final Wednesday
Liverpool’s gamers lapped up the reward after they had been on track. Now we have to see how they reply after they’re hitting bum notes. Ajax may have a go.
They’re fearless and beat Rangers 4-0 final week. There’s no time to waste for Liverpool to get their season again on observe, however I concern Ajax will take one thing away from Anfield.
Score prediction: 2-2 draw
Sporting Lisbon v Tottenham
Antonio Conte does not boast the best Champions League document. Not with Juventus, Chelsea or Inter Milan.
You puzzled whether or not he was getting his excuses in early when complaining about Tottenham’s fixture congestion earlier than final week’s opening group recreation.
Antonio Conte made a successful begin to the Champions League as Spurs beat Marseille 2-0
Yet Spurs bought off to a flyer towards Marseille, an emotional Richarlison scoring twice as he continues to indicate why he was value their £60million funding.
Sporting are at residence in Lisbon so I anticipate they will take the recreation to Tottenham, however that may swimsuit Conte’s counter-attacking fashion. They have gotten the flying arrows who can harm Sporting and make it two wins from two in their group.
Score prediction: 2-1 to Tottenham