Ace Football previews the Europa League round of 16 match between Arsenal and Sporting CP and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Get ready for an electrifying match as Arsenal gear up to host Sporting CP at the Emirates Stadium! This is the second of a thrilling two-legged last-16 encounter.
The two powerhouses continue their quest for Europa League glory on Thursday after finishing all square in the opening leg last week, drawing 2-2 in Portugal. They now meet in north London to settle things once and for all.
Form: Arsenal vs Sporting CP
In their last three matches, Arsenal won 3-2 against Bournemouth, before settling for a point in a 2-2 draw against Sporting CP. They were back on top last time out, defeating Fulham 0-3. In their last six Europa League home matches, the Gunners took three wins, drawing twice and losing once. They scored six and conceded two goals.
Sporting CP Form
In their last three matches, Sporting CP beat Portimonense 0-1, drew 2-2 with Arsenal, and beat Boavista by 3-0. The Lions claimed two wins against one draw and three defeats in their last six away matches in the Europa League. The scoreline from these matches reads 11 goals conceded and ten scored.
Betting stats and facts for Arsenal and Sporting CP
Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that Arsenal and Sporting CP played across all tournaments.
- Arsenal have scored in 24 of the last 26 home matches
- In 5 of the last 6 Arsenal matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
- In the last 3 Arsenal home matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
- Arsenal have scored in the last 7 matches in a row
- In 5 of the last 6 Arsenal matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Sporting CP have scored in 20 of the last 22 matches
- Sporting CP have not lost 11 of the last 13 matches
- Sporting CP have won 3 of the last 4 matches without conceding a goal
- Sporting CP have won 3 of the last 4 away matches without conceding a goal
- Sporting CP have won the last 5 away matches in a row
Interesting players: Arsenal vs Sporting CP
Having scored just once lately in the Europa League, Granit Xhaka will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Sporting CP hope Sebastian Coates can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of two Europa League goals in his last six Europa League games.
Popular betting markets: Arsenal vs Sporting CP
Of their 10 most recent games at Emirates Stadium across all tournaments, Arsenal won six times, drew two, and lost two. Sporting CP won seven of their recent 10 games on their travels, as well as drawing one and losing two. Arsenal are without defeat in 6 games on the bounce. Sporting CP didn’t lose any of their 7 most recent games, nor their last six on the road.
Both teams to score
Of the previous 10 outings, Arsenal scored the opening goal five times, whereas their opponents were first on target in seven of their last 10 games.
Arsenal saw over 2.5 goals in six of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.9 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in six of Sporting CP’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 2.3 goals in these matches. Arsenal were on the scoreboard at least once in their previous 8 matches. Sporting CP scored at least once in their previous 10 matches on the bounce.
Betting suggestion: Arsenal vs Sporting CP
In conclusion, we have a free betting prediction for this game between Arsenal and Sporting CP. The betting tip was formed based on the abovementioned statements.