Arsenal FC – Sporting Lisbon predictions & odds comparison 16.03.2023
In the second leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 on Thursday, Arsenal FC will host Sporting CP at Emirates Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 9:00 PM on Mar 16, 2023 With our match prediction and odds comparison for Arsenal FC vs. Sporting CP you are guaranteed to get all the important facts and details for this fixture. First and foremost, we will take a close look at the teams’ recent performances.
Arsenal FC were victorious in 3 of their previous 5 league matches (3 wins, 1 draw, 1 defeat. In the current Europa League season 2022/2023, Arsenal FC were able to win 3 of their 3 games at home, with a total of 0 draws, and 0 defeats (Goal difference 5:0).
A head-to-head comparison of the two teams in their last five Europa League clashes shows that Arsenal FC managed to get 2 wins, while in 0 matches, Sporting CP snatched the three points. In 3 encounters between the two teams, the points were shared. If we solely focus on the home record of Arsenal FC against Sporting, the stats are as follows: 1 win Arsenal FC, 1 draw and 0 wins for Sporting CP.
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Arsenal scored two key goals in the first leg thanks to Hidemasa Morita’s own goal. The first leg of this match-up between the two teams ended in a 2-2 stalemate in Lisbon, hence the victor advances to the next round.
The Gunners are having a memorable Premier League campaign and are in the driver’s seat for the domestic championship, but they also have high expectations for the Europa League knockout rounds. The host team is not currently dealing with any new injuries, although midfielder Elneny is still in the treatment area.
The team led by Mikel Arteta wants to play in the Champions League once more right away and is attempting to snap a three-game losing streak in home Europa League knockout matches. They head to this match as a better team and looking to proceed to the next round.
During the best part of the season, Sporting struggled in the Portuguese league. It is the primary cause of their 15-point deficit to top of the league Benfica. Sporting has nevertheless been playing well lately, winning five of their past six games. Sporting defeated Boavista 3-0 at home in the previous match. It is understandable that Sporting was able to achieve another victory since the home team possessed 61% of the ball and 16 shots on target.
Sports are also effective at attacking. In their most recent two games, they scored five goals. And there were over 2.5 goals in both games.
They will be attempting to reach the Europa League quarterfinals for the first time since the 2017–18 season, when Atletico Madrid eliminated them.
- Coach: Mikel Arteta
- Missing Players: El Neny (Knee injury)
- Coach: Rúben Amorim
- Missing Players: Adan (Muscle injury), Bellerin (Knee injury), Bragança (Ligament injury)
OUR ARSENAL VS SPORTING BETTING PREDICTIONS
Arsenal will now try to win at home after securing a critical draw against Sporting Lisbon in the first leg of their Europa League encounter. Of the seven home games Arsenal has played this year, more than 2.5 goals have been scored in five of them. Sporting has seven away games out of their total of 17 games that exceed this level, which is the most in Portugal. Just two of Arsenal’s eleven home games had fewer than three goals.
Tip 1#: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.73
Arsenal and Sporting have great attacking play and this match is a do or die as both teams really needs the win. Sporting recorded four BTTS in the same number of games as Arsenal have in the most recent ten in all competitions.
Tip 1#: Both Teams To Score @ 2.03