Sporting Lisbon vs Arsenal 09.03.2023
Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon will be looking to make the most of their home crowd when they English giants Arsenal in Lisbon in the first leg of their last-16 tie. Sporting dropped from the Champions League and they looked to be in serious trouble after drawing 1-1 at home against Midtjylland. They have been in terrific form lately, winning 5 of their last 7 matches across all competitions. None of those opponents was remotely close to the visitors. That said, coach Amorim will be counting on his charges to give everything they have at least to keep the tie alive going to the return leg in London.
The Gunners come into this match in high spirits after the dramatic 3-2 comeback win over Bournemouth at the weekend that saw them continue to keep the chasing pack in the Premier League title race at arm’s length. They were almost flawless in the group stages with 5 wins from the 6 group games. Apart from the domestic league, this is certainly another competition that they have circled as a realistic target for this season
We expect a closely contested game here, particularly to start the game with neither team ceding too much ground. That should nevertheless give way to a more open closing half of the game with both teams trying to secure an advantage to carry to the 2nd leg. As such we fancy the 2nd half of this game to feature more goals than the 1st.
Main tip: Most Goals – 2nd Half (go to tip details)
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Head-to-Head stats Sporting Lisbon vs Arsenal
This will be the third meeting between these teams
- They played in the group stage of the 2018 edition of this competition
- These games ended 0-0 in the first leg in London and 0-1 to Arsenal in Lisbon in the 2nd leg
Latest results Sporting Lisbon
- 4 wins, and a draw in their last 5 matches
- 11 goals were scored in their last matches. Average 2.20 goals per match
- They won 1-0 against Portimonense in their last match
Latest results Arsenal
- 4 wins and a loss in their last 5 matches
- 13 goals were scored in their last 5 games. Average 2.60 goals per match
- They edged Bournemouth 3-2 in their last match
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Path to Europa League 1/8 Finals and Latest Results
Sporting Lisbon (UCL Group D): rank 3rd – 6 matches – 2 wins – 1 draw – 3 losses – 7 points
1/16 Final: Defeated Midtjylland 5-1 on aggregate
Form Guide (most recent first): W-L-D-W-L
Arsenal (UEL Group A): rank 1st – 6 matches – 5 wins – 0 draws – 1 loss – 15 points
1/16 Final: Bye
Form Guide (most recent first): W-W-W-L-D
Possible squad Sporting CP
Sporting CP: Adan; Inacio, Marsa, Reis; Porro, Morita, Ugarte, Santos; Trincao, Goncalves; Edwards
Coach: Ruben Amorim
Possible squad Arsenal
Arsenal: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli
Out: Jesus (Knee injury), Elneny (Knee injury)
Coach: Mikel Arteta
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Our tip(s) and odds in detail
According to the statistics above and the odds of the bookmakers, we suggest the following:
1) Bet on Most Goals – 2nd Half
1xBet offers competitive odds for the bet “Most Goals – 2nd Half”
The odd of 2.10 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 48% chance that the 2nd half of this match will witness more goals than the first.
Odds comparison for Most Goals – 2nd Half
1xBet – odd 2.10
Betwinner – odd 2.08
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2) Bet on Arsenal Win (DNB)
- Arsenal are undefeated in their two H2H matchups
- The Gunners have also been prolific in this competition winning 5 of 6 matches thus far
Betway offers competitive odds for the bet “Arsenal Win (DNB)”
The odd of 1.53 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 65% chance that Arsenal will win this match or bets will be voided (refunded) if it ends in a draw
Odds comparison for Arsenal Win (DNB)
Betway – odd 1.53
Bet365 – odd 1.50
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