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Sporting v Arsenal Prediction & Betting Tips, 25th October 2018

23rd October 2018 / lee
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Sporting v Arsenal Europa League Preview, 25th October 8.00pm

This will be a battle between the top two in Group E with them both having made positive starts. So they are both in strong, commanding positions to make it through to the knockout stage. Arsenal incidentally have never won a competitive fixture in Portugal. Read our Sporting v Arsenal betting tips for more.

Sporting v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Arsenal 6/5
Sporting Lisbon 9/4
Draw 23/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 23rd, 2018 at 4:11 p.m.)

Sporting News and Form

It has been a great start to the group for Sporting who have won their opening two games. In their victories over Karabakh and Vorskla, they scored exactly two goals in each of them. Over 2.5 goals appeals well in this game at even money odds** (betting odds taken on October 23rd, 2018 at 3:31 pm). Three of the four fixtures in his group have already gone that way. While the Portuguese are underdogs, they have home form against English sides.

They have taken nine wins in their history against English sides and seven of those have been on home soil. Their two previous Europa League home games have both produced wins for Sporting as well, beating Everton and Manchester City, the Lisbon side winning both of those ties overall. They made it all the way to the quarter finals of last season’s Europa League competition.

They are have won each of their last three home games now in Europe and banked a clean sheet in each of those. They are probably going to be threatened here by Arsenal though. Still, Sporting have a tremendous home record in the Europa League of W18 D8 L2. Both teams to score is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 23rd, 2018 at 3:31 pm). In all competitions, Sporting have won all five of their home games this season, scoring at least two goals in four of those five fixtures.

Sporting v Arsenal Head to Head

The 1969 Fairs Cup is the only previous time these two have met
There was a 0-0 draw in Portugal
Arsenal took a 3-0 home win at home over Sporting

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal are right there with Sporting in having won their opening two games of the group so far. The difference is, is that Arsenal have scored seven goals in their two games so far, the joint-highest tally in the group stage so far. They are looking for a piece of history here though as they have never won in Portugal before, taking a W2 L3 from their five previous visits there. The Gunners have managed only the two goals in Those five games in Portugal.

Arsenal beat Leicester in the Premier League on Monday night, making it ten straight wins for the club across all competitions. Their overall away record in the Europa League is at W5 D1 L2 and they have scored fifteen goals across those fixtures, conceding only five. That’s pretty strong. Arsenal have scored at least two goals every game played this season except their very first one which was a home defeat against Manchester City in the Premier League.

Still, there isn’t a great deal of importance on this one and it has been a short week between games for them. So the 1-1 draw in the correct score market is at 11/2 as the shortest-priced option. An Arsenal 2-1 isn’t too far back at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 23rd, 2018 at 3:31 pm) considering the Premier League side are favourites.

Who will win – Sporting v Arsenal Predictions

We have to look at the draw in Sporting v Arsenal betting tips. That would suit both of them really, especially with Arsenal having played just on Monday night in the Premier League. Draw.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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