Arsenal vs Sporting CP Predictions & Match Preview

Arsenal vs Sporting CP Europa League Prediction by LeagueLane

Arsenal vs Sporting CP
UEFA Europa League
Date: 16 March 2023, Thursday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).

Sporting CP and Arsenal produced one of the most exciting clashes of last Thursday’s Europa League program as they drew 2-2 in the first leg of their round of 16 matchup in Lisbon.

Arsenal are big favorites ahead of the reverse outing in front of their fans at Emirates Stadium but they will need to be at their very best to advance past a very tricky rival here.

Sporting CP have shown their qualities once again last week when they refused to give up despite shipping an early opener against such a strong opposition and the current Premier League leader.

The Portuguese outfit continued to impress on Sunday when they eased past Boavista 3-0 to keep ground on Porto in the battle for the second-place finish in the Primeira Liga standings.

Sporting now have five wins and a draw in the last six games in all competitions. They have bagged at least two goals in five of these six matches.

Arsenal have also confirmed their impressive attacking form by storming past Fulham 0-3 on Sunday afternoon at Craven Cottage.

Mikel Arteta’s men thus kept a five-point cushion on Man City at the top of the league table. Much like Sporting, the Gunners also have five wins and a draw in the last six games in all competitions and they have also notched two or more goals in five of these six affairs.

Arsenal vs Sporting CP Head-to-head

  • Interestingly, we have seen only a single goal in a double-header between these two teams in the UEFA Europa league group stage back in the 2018/19 campaign.
  • Counting the last week’s clash in Lisbon, two of the last three head to head matches between these rivals ended in draws.
  • Can Sporting CP pick up their maiden win over Arsenal here?

Arsenal vs Sporting CP Prediction

Both Arsenal and Sporting CP have been scoring for fun lately and we are most likely going to see another goal fest when they come across each other on Thursday night.

Since the quality is on Arsenal’s side, we really like the Home win & Both Teams To Score bet at the 3.20 odds. The Over 2.5 goals FT pick is also well worth backing at the 1.72 odds.

Arsenal vs Sporting CP Betting Tips

  • Arsenal to win & Both Teams To Score @ 3.20 (11/5)
  • Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11) odd.