Arsenal vs Sporting Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Thursday, Arsenal will host Sporting at the Emirates Stadium in the fourth round of their group campaign. Both teams will do their best as a win here would mean securing the first spot in Group E.
Arsenal are placed first with nine points from three wins. They have a positive goal difference of +6 and in their most recent match, they defeated Sporting by the minimal result. The game started out slow and not much was seen in the first half. In the second half, both sides went all in and the fact that there were five yellow cards shown, best pictures how bad they wanted to win. Welbeck of Arsenal was the only scorer of the clash and he did it in the seventy-eight minute.
Sporting hold the second spot at the table with six points from two wins and a defeat against Arsenal in the previous round. In the recent weeks, their results in away games have been colorful and out of the previous five matches that were not on their field, they’ve recorded three wins and two losses. The players seem to be finally adapting to the new coach and it is paying dividends in both Europe and the Premier League.
The two clubs have played just one game, a few weeks ago. It will be interesting to see if Sporting manage to come back and get their revenge. Arsenal will be a tough nut to crack as they have been outstanding in recent home games. They are on an eight-game unbeaten streak at the Emirates Stadium with seven consecutive wins and a draw from the most recent outing there. Arsenal have basically secured themselves a spot in the next chapter of the competition, but a loss to Sporting could potentially see them falling to the second spot in the group.
Arsenal have lots of missing players for the match against Sporting Lisbon. Carl Jenkinson, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Mohamed Elneny are injured and they will not play on Thursday night. Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Laurent Koscielny are another two players who will not play on this match. Sokratis and Nacho Monreal are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play.
On the other side Sporting also have lots of missing players for this game. Raphinha, Stefano Sturaro, Stefan Ristovski, Emiliano Viviano and Rodrigo Battaglia are injured and they can't play against The Gunners. Abdoulaye Diaby is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are available for the match and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Arsenal: Cech; Kolasinac, Sokratis, Holding, Lichtsteiner; Guendouzi, Xhaka; Welbeck, Ramsey, Iwobi; Aubameyang
Sporting: Ribeiro; Gaspar, Coates, Mathieu, Acuna; Gudelj, Petrovic; Nani, Fernandes, Cabral; Dost
Arsenal vs Sporting Prediction
Another one interesting and exciting football game on Thursday night in Europa League. Both sides play very well this season and we will enjoy in a good game of football. Arsenal have a 100 per cent record in Group E, while on the other side Sporting have lost just one game - a reverse fixture. If Arsenal complete another one win over Sporting then they will secure qualification to the EL round-of 32-with two games to spare. On the other side Sporting are also in good position and they can qualify if lose this game. But they will play aggressive in attack and will try to score a goal more. It will be one dynamic and open game and both sides will play attractive football.
So, our prediction and betting tips for the match Arsenal vs Sporting Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect from The Gunners to win this game and our second betting pick goes on Arsenal to win and Both to score. Maybe correct score will be 3-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.