Sporting vs Arsenal Betting Tip and Prediction
- Updated: 24th October 2018
Sporting vs Arsenal – Europa League : Sporting comes to the 3rd round of the Europa League’s group stage in 2nd place of the Group E.
With the same record in terms of points (6) as the leaders Arsenal.
On the previous rounds, the Lions have won by 2-0 against Qarabag in Alvalade and by 2-1 against Vorskla Poltava in Ukraine, managing to achieve an epic comeback already in injury time.
After that victory in Eastern Europe, Sporting returned to the league and they were surprised by the team that was in last place Portimonense, that hosted and defeated José Peseiro’s team by 4-2.
On the return to competition after the international break, Sporting advanced on the 3rd round of the Taça de Portugal beating Loures, who are currently in 13th place of the group C of the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores (Portuguese 3rd division), by the minimum margin.
Arsenal is leading the group, as I’ve already said, and they are the biggest contenders to win it.
On the first rounds, the Gunners have won convincingly. Firstly, they’ve hosted Vorskla Poltava and have won by 4-2, conceding 2 goals after the result was already in 4-0 and on the final minutes.
Then, they travelled to Azerbaijan, where they’ve beaten Qarabag by an expressive 3-0. On the return to the Premier League, they’ve battered Fulham away from home by 5-1 and, on the past Monday,
they’ve hosted and defeated Leicester City, that was even in the lead at first, by 3-1. With that, they’ve reached the 4th place, where they sit with the same 21 points as Chelsea (in 3rd place) and Tottenham (in 4th) and 2 points away from the leaders Manchester City and Liverpool.
Besides the great quality that both Sporting and Arsenal have, both of them are going through very different moments of form.
The Gunners are going through a wonderful period. Unai Emery is on a honeymoon phase with the fans, not only for the results but also due to the excellent football that Arsenal has been playing and the playstyle they’ve been showcasing against the opponents they’ve been facing.
So far, in 12 official matches, the Gunners have only failed to win the first ones against Manchester City and Chelsea, having 10 consecutive wins on the rest, having won by 2 or more goals in 8 of those 10.
As for Sporting, they have been very disappointing. Peseiro and the players have been questioned by the fans after the displays in Portimão and against the modest Loures, that scored 1 goal and could have even scored more, such were the goal scoring chances the team from the 3rd tier wasted.
Sporting vs Arsena – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Besides the lack of ideas on the attack, the defence has been very poor on the last couple of weeks.
As for the match against Vorskla, their display was very underwhelming globally and against an extremely confident Arsenal that’s been playing very good football
the Lions will probably be unable to avoid defeat, going into the match against Boavista on next Sunday under a lot of pressure.
|Betting Tip / Prediction||Odd||Stake||Bookmaker||Status|
|Arsenal AH 0|