Ace Football previews the Europa League round of 16 match between Sporting CP and Arsenal and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.
The Europa League game at Estadio Jose Alvalade on Thursday will see visitors Arsenal facing home side Sporting CP. This is the first of a two-legged tie between the two clubs in the last-16.
Team form: Sporting CP vs Arsenal
Sporting CP Form
Sporting CP swept all aside in their last three matches and started off by winning 0-4 against FC Midtjylland. They went on to defeat Estoril 2-0 and made it three on the spin against Portimonense in a 0-1 victory. The Lions won four of their last six Europa League matches on home soil, drawing once and losing once. They conceded six and scored 11 goals.
Arsenal look fabulous with three wins on the trot, starting off against Leicester, who were defeated 0-1. Then, Everton got outclassed in a 4-0 win, before beating Bournemouth by 3-2. The Gunners recorded a very decent outcome of four wins from six away matches in the Europa League, in which they banged in 11 goals, whilst conceding six. They recorded no draws but instead suffered defeat twice.
Betting stats and facts for Sporting CP and Arsenal
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the most recent games that Sporting CP and Arsenal played across all competitions.
- Sporting CP have scored in 18 of the last 20 matches
- Sporting CP have scored in 15 of the last 17 home matches
- Sporting CP have not lost 9 of the last 11 matches
- Sporting CP have not lost 9 of the last 11 home matches
- Sporting CP have won the last 3 matches in a row while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- In 13 of the last 15 Arsenal away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Arsenal have won 7 of the last 9 away matches
- Arsenal have won the last 3 matches in a row
- In 3 of the last 4 Arsenal away matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- Arsenal have not lost 7 of the last 9 away matches
Players in form: Sporting CP vs Arsenal
It has been a great season for Gabriel Martinelli who bagged zero for his club so far and bringing that kind of form to the table is crucial for the success of Arsenal.
Popular betting markets: Sporting CP vs Arsenal
Of their 10 most recent games at Estadio Jose Alvalade across all tournaments, Sporting CP won seven times, drew one and lost two. Arsenal won seven of their recent 10 games on their travels, as well as drawing zero and losing three. Sporting CP have 4 wins on the bounce. Arsenal won their last 4 matches.
Both teams to score
Sporting CP scored first in seven of their last ten home games. Arsenal scored the opening goal in six of the last ten away from home. Sporting CP have won-to-nil in 3 consecutive games. Arsenal managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches.
Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Sporting CP’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of two goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals appeared in five of the last ten matches that Arsenal played across all tournaments. They scored 1.9 times on average in the process. Sporting CP scored at least once in their previous 8 matches on the bounce.
Recommended tip: Sporting CP vs Arsenal
To summarize, the upcoming Europa League clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Sporting CP vs Arsenal mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.