Sporting vs Arsenal Prediction & Tips
Sporting and Arsenal meet on Thursday, from 17:55, at the Estádio José Alvalade, for the third day of group E of the Europa League. With the maximum possible points added in the first two rounds by the two teams, one of them will now concede.Arsenal beat Vorskla Poltava 4-2 and Quarabg went 0-3; Sporting started by beating the Azerbaijani home champion 2-0 and managed to make a comeback in Ukraine after losing two goals at the close of the game (1-2). Despite their vast European experience, the two clubs never faced UEFA competition, with 21 appearances with English clubs luring them nine times and losing nine more, with seven of their triumphs being visited. Arsenal have never won five visits to Portugal in UEFA competition (two draws and three defeats), scoring just two goals. Ahead of this match, the two sides won their league games: Arsenal defeated Leicester 3-1 while Sporting beat Portugal’s third-tier Loures by 1-2, moving ahead in the Portuguese Cup. Sure, the two teams are looking to the last 16 of this competition, but one or both will miss the first points in this competition. Who will lead the best?
In three of Sporting’s last five games there were more than 2.5 goals.
Arsenal are the group’s best attack with seven goals in two games.
In the last five Arsenal games as a visitor there were more than 2.5 goals.
Arsenal have scored 15 goals in their last five away games.
Sporting have won the last three European challenges at home without conceding goals and only lost twice at the Estádio José Alvalade in the Europa League (excluding qualifiers). But they face an Arsenal who reached the semi-finals of the Europa League on their first attempt, having been dismissed by Atletico Madrid, who later won the trophy. We believe in a game with more than 2.5 goals.
Sporting – Arsenal FREE TIPS
Arsenal – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90