On Thursday night, the first leg of Arsenal’s Europa League round of 16 match against Sporting Lisbon will see them begin their pursuit of a rare piece of continental silverware. By winning Group A, Mikel Arteta’s team avoided the playoff round. They defeated FC Zurich, Bodo/Glimt, and PSV Eindhoven to earn 15 points from their six games.
After rallying from a two-goal deficit to defeat Bournemouth in the Premier League, the Gunners enter the matchup on Thursday with a five-point lead over Manchester City. After being demoted from the Champions League, Sporting defeated Midtjylland 5-1 overall in the knockout stage of the playoffs.
The Arsenal manager will be determined to keep his team composed as they now take on a Sporting team with a strong European football history. Hector Bellerin, a familiar face among the Portuguese giants, will be eager to stake a claim against some of his former teammates.
Sporting took four points away from Tottenham and was rather unlucky not to advance from their Champions League group. The Lions drew 1-1 in London despite controlling the game for a significant portion of the game before scoring twice late to defeat Spurs 2-0 here. They suffered a 4-1 beating in France and a 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt here on Matchday 6, although they were defeated 2-0 by Marseille at home.
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Sporting, who had been promoted to this league, required a goal in stoppage time to tie Midtjylland at 1-1 in front of their own supporters. Pedro Goncalves, who led the team in scoring, hit a double as the Lions surged to a 4-0 victory in Denmark. Even though Midtjylland only trailed by one at the break, they were down to 10 players.
Sporting won 1-0 against Portimonense on Saturday to win three straight games in the Liga Portugal Bwin at home. However, Ruben Amorim’s team is only fourth in the standings and has only earned one point from three matches against Benfica and Porto.
Sporting CP vs Arsenal Game Information
- Date: 03/09/2023
- Time: 12:45 PM ET
- Location: Estádio José Alvalade, Lisboa .
- How to Watch: Sporting CP vs Arsenal Paramount+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Sporting CP vs Arsenal Betting Lines
Sporting CP is +235 according to our Vegas Europa League Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $235.On the other side, Arsenal is +115 according to the Vegas Europa League Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $115.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Sporting CP at a 29.85% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Arsenal has 46.51% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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