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15 Mar 2023
Eddy Tora 15 Mar 2023
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  • Arsenal vs Sporting CP tips for Thursday’s Europa League match (20:00 GMT)
  • Arsenal have won 5 of their last 6 matches
  • Can the Gunners advance to the quarter-finals?
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Arsenal have won 5 of their last 6 matches (Getty)

Arsenal vs Sporting CP Predictions

Arsenal sit top of the Premier League where they have won five straight games. The Gunners are close to full strength and with home advantage, I am expecting a win against Sporting.
  • Arsenal vs Sporting CP Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Arsenal Form
  • Arsenal Injuries & Team News
  • Sporting CP Form
  • Sporting CP Injuries & Team News

  • Arsenal have won 5 of their last 6 matches.
  • Arsenal have kept clean sheets in their last 4 home matches (Europa League).
  • Sporting CP have failed to score in 4 of their 5 matches against Arsenal.
  • Sporting CP have lost by 2+ goals in 2 of their last 3 away matches (Europa League).

Head to Head

Arsenal have a 2-0 advantage against Sporting CP with 2 draws in 4 matches.

They last met in the 2018/19 Europa League group stage, Arsenal winning 1-0 in Portugal before a 0-0 draw in England.

Arsenal Form

Arsenal have won five of their last six matches. They won four straight in the Premier League including 4-2 at Aston Villa and 4-0 against Everton.  

Mikel Arteta’s side drew 2-2 at Sporting CP in the Europa League. William Saliba opened the scoring but they fell 2-1 behind, equalising through an own goal.

Arsenal returned to the EPL with a dominant 3-0 win at Fulham. They had 2.64-0.62 expected golals, Leandro Trossard assisting all three first half goals for Gabriel Magalhaes, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard.

Arsenal Injuries & Team News

Midfielders Mohamed Elneny is injured and striker Eddie Nketiah is doubtful.

Gabriel Jesus returned from injury against Fulham and could come off the bench if required.

Sporting CP Form

Sporting CP have won five of their last six matches. They won for straight including 4-0 at Midtjylland in the Europa League.

Rúben Amorim’s side drew 2-2 against Arsenal in the Europa League. Gonçalo Inácio and Paulinho scored to overturn a 1-0 deficit, they couldn’t close it out and conceded an own goal. 

Sporting returned to the Primeira Liga with a comfortable 3-0 win against Boavista. Nuno Santos and Paulinho scored either side of an own goal.

Sporting CP Injuries & Team News

Midfielder Daniel Bragança hasn’t played this season as he continues to recover from a cruciate ligament injury.

Goalkeeper Antonio Adán and right back Héctor Bellerín are doubtful.

Centre back Sebastian Coates and midfielder Hidemasa Morita are suspended.


Arsenal drew 2-2 in the first leg despite missing a number of key players. The Gunners are close to full strength and playing at home where they can beat Sporting to reach the quarter-finals.

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