Premier League leaders Arsenal will host Sporting CP in an all-to-play Europa League round of 16 clash at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.
Following a 2-2 draw in the first leg of this UEFA Europa League in Lisbon last week, Arsenal are the big favourites to defeat Sporting CP at home. Apart from playing on home turf, a reason for the overwhelming Arsenal support is that Sporting CP haven’t won any of their last nine European away games against English clubs.
Best of Bets takes a look at all you need to know about the game.
Arsenal vs Sporting CP – Match Details
- Location: London, England
- Stadium: Emirates Stadium
- Date: Thursday 16 March
- Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT
- Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
- VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
Arsenal vs Sporting CP – Head to Head record
Games played: 5
Arsenal wins: 2
Sporting CP wins: 0
Record in the last five games (Latest game first)
Arsenal: W D W W W
Sporting: W D W W W
How to watch Arsenal vs Sporting CP in the UK?
The game will be shown on TV on BT Sport 2 and live streamed on BTSport.com
Arsenal probable XI vs Sporting CP
Turner; Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Jorginho, Partey, Vieira; Saka, Trossard, Smith Rowe
Sporting CP probable XI vs Arsenal
Adan; St. Juste, Inacio, Reis; Esgaio, Ugarte, Goncalves, Santos; Edwards, Paulinho, Trincao
Arsenal vs Sporting CP score prediction
The Gunners could enjoy this game considering Sporting CP’s atrocious away record as they have conceded nearly twice as many goals on their travels this season (25) as they have at home (14).
Sporting CP could pose some threat but we think Arsenal will have enough to overcome the challenge.
Our prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Sporting CP
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