Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the Europa League match between Sturm Graz and Sporting CP. Keep reading to get the latest team stats and betting tips.
Sturm Graz start again from zero on Thursday. The hosts face Sporting CP at Merkur-Arena for their first match of the new Europa League season in Group D.
Team form: Sturm Graz vs Sporting CP
Sturm Graz Form
Sturm Graz collected seven points from their last three matches, as they ran out 4-1 and 1-2 winners against BW Linz and Altach, respectively. Against Salzburg, they had to settle for a draw after a 2-2 draw. Sturm Graz managed to win two of their past six home matches in the Europa League. In the remaining four, they drew two and lost two, as they scored four and conceded six goals.
Sporting CP Form
Sporting CP appear in good form ahead of their upcoming match and aim to maintain an unbeaten record. In their last three matches, they secured a 1-0 victory against Famalicao, followed by a 1-1 draw with Braga. They returned to winning ways in their latest match, defeating Moreirense 3-0. In the Europa League, Sporting CP won half of their previous six away matches, with no draws and three defeats. They scored 13 goals while conceding 12.
Betting facts for Sturm Graz and Sporting CP
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Sturm Graz and Sporting CP. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- Sturm Graz have scored in 30 of the last 32 home matches
- Sturm Graz have won 11 of the last 13 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Sturm Graz have scored in 21 of the last 23 matches
- Sturm Graz have won 11 of the last 13 home matches
- Sturm Graz have not lost 15 of the last 17 home matches
- Sporting CP have not lost 26 of the last 28 matches
- Sporting CP have not lost 15 of the last 17 away matches
- Sporting CP have scored in 15 of the last 16 matches
- Sporting CP have won 6 of the last 7 away matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- In 8 of the last 9 Sporting CP matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
Players on top: Sturm Graz vs Sporting CP
In recent matches, William Boeving scored two goals for Sturm Graz, while Pedro Goncalves has netted three times in the Europa League for Sporting CP in his last six appearances.
Betting markets: Sturm Graz vs Sporting CP
Sturm Graz are without defeat in five matches on the spin. Merkur-Arena saw seven wins for Sturm Graz in their last 10. They also drew two and lost one, while Sporting CP won seven of their 10 most recent outings on their travels, whilst drawing one and losing two. In their previous 5 outings, Sporting CP remained undefeated.
Both teams to score
Sturm Graz scored the first goal in six out of their last ten games. Sporting CP scored the opening goal in seven of the last ten away from home. Both teams have scored in the last four home games Sturm Graz played. Sporting CP managed four wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches.
In Sturm Graz’s last ten games, there have been over 2.5 goals in seven of them. They managed to average 1.9 goals goals per match across all tournaments. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Sporting CP, who managed to score 1.8 times in those matches.
Betting prediction: Sturm Graz vs Sporting CP
The match between Sturm Graz and Sporting CP should be an interesting one to watch and make a prediction on, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this Europa League game.