Sporting Lisbon vs BSC Young Boys prediction, odds & betting tips – 22/02/2024

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BSC Young Boys vs Sporting CP prediction
Sporting Lisbon hold a huge advantage after dominating the first leg against BSC Young Boys – Photo by Icon Sport

Sporting Lisbon cruised to victory away from home last Thursday against BSC Young Boys scoring three times and ended the game playing against just 10 men. The Portuguese side now know they must just avoid a huge slip-up to book their spot in the next round of the Europa League.

Sporting Lisbon vs BSC Young Boys prediction: Portuguese giants look set to book spot in the next round

TEAM A vs TEAM B predictions
Our pick

⚽Anytime goalscorer prediction

Viktor Gyokeres

⚽ Total goals prediction

Over 3.5

⚽ Correct score prediction

3-1 to Sporting CP

pre-game odds and win probability: Sporting Lisbon overwhelming favourites

Home: 3/10 (1.3) – 76.9%

Draw: 4/1 (5.0) – 20%

Away: 15/2 (8.5) – 11.8%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Young Boys have now played seven games in European competitions this season and they've won just once which was at home to Red Star Belgrade. So, based on that shocking form and Sporting's ability to score goals with Viktor Gyokeres, an upset doesn't appear to be on the cards.

Last five H2Hs: Sporting have reigned supreme over Young Boys

UEFA Europa League 15/02/24

Young Boys

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Neither side appeared too convincing defensively in the reverse fixture, so it could be a case of Sporting having to keep attacking Young boys to not be dumped out of the Europa League. The Portuguese side raced into a 2-0 lead last time out, so the first scorer could well decide how this second leg plays out.

Team news and form guide

Sporting Lisbon: Slick attacking football to prevail

Sporting Lisbon are in a rich vein of form right now having won five games in a row and scoring 21 times in the process, so they'll be hoping to overwhelm Young Boys on Thursday.

Predicted lineup: Adan (GK) – Coates, Inacio, Quaresma – Santos, Morita, Hjulmand, Catamo – Goncalves, Gyokeres, Trincao

Portugal Cup 29/02/24

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Benfica

Benfica

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Sporting

Sporting

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Portugal Primeira Liga 25/02/24

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Rio Ave

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UEFA Europa League 22/02/24

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Young Boys

Young Boys

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Sporting

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Portugal Primeira Liga 19/02/24

W

Moreirense

Moreirense

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Sporting

Sporting

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UEFA Europa League 15/02/24

W

Young Boys

Young Boys

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Sporting

Sporting

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BSC Young Boys: Swiss giants to continue their European struggles

Just three wins in their last six matches across all competitions, won't have Young Boys in a confident mood heading to Portugal and they may well be kissing goodbye to European football for the rest of this season.

Predicted lineup: Von Ballmoos (GK) – Persson, Camara, Lustenberger, Blum – Niasse – Mvuka, Males, Lakomy, Elia – Ganvoula

Czech Republic Cup 28/02/24

W

Slavia Prague

Slavia Prague

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Sparta Prague

Sparta Prague

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Czech Republic First League 25/02/24

W

Slovacko

Slovacko

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Sparta Prague

Sparta Prague

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UEFA Europa League 22/02/24

W

Galatasaray

Galatasaray

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Sparta Prague

Sparta Prague

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Czech Republic First League 18/02/24

W

Slovan Liberec

Slovan Liberec

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Sparta Prague

Sparta Prague

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UEFA Europa League 15/02/24

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Galatasaray

Galatasaray

3

Sparta Prague

Sparta Prague

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Our free expert tips: 3-1 to Sporting CP and Viktor Gyokeres to find the back of the net

With Sporting being the overwhelming favourites, you may wish to back other markets than the outright winner. If so, then we have many free betting tips to offer you.

Other markets are available such as Sporting/Sporting with very nice odds of 1/1 (2.0) and an extremely tempting probability figure of 50%. This looks like a very nice offer given how favoured Sporting CP are to win. Elsewhere, you could back Gyokeres to outscore Young Boys at odds of 21/10 (3.1 – 32.3%) and given the Swede has 28 goals this season suggests this has a great chance of coming in.

Hot tip – Over 3.5 goals

  • Sporting's last two games have seen at least three goals scored in each one
  • Four of Young Boys' seven European games have resulted in over 3.5 goals

Other tips

Sporting Lisbon 3 -1 BSC Young Boys

  • Young Boys have conceded three goals on six separate occasions this campaign
  • Sporting have scored three goals in back-to-back European games

Viktor Gyokeres to score anytime

  • Gyokeres has scored in every European game he's started this season
  • The Swedish striker has 28 strikes across all competitions
Viktor Gyokeres is thriving with Sporting Lisbon
Viktor Gyokeres already has 39 goal involvements this season – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Viktor Gyokeres

The Swedish striker is one of the most feared throughout Europe having registered 39 goal involvements in just 31 appearances so far this season. He's stepped up massively this season by outperforming his 11.6 XG by a huge 4.7 in his first season at this level.

Is a brace a real possibility?

While Gyokeres is yet to bag a European brace, he's certainly not been shy of achieving that feat in the league. In fact, Gyokeres has scored at least a brace on five occasions, including two in his last four games.


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