Arsenal vs Sporting Lisbon Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 16/03/2023

Arsenal
16/03/23 - 20:00

Finished

1 (3)

-

1 (5)

Sporting

Arsenal - Sporting

UEFA Europa League - Emirates Stadium

4th Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Top Bets and Predictions for Arsenal vs Sporting

Arsenal took home a valuable draw from the first leg of their Europa League matchup with Sporting Lisbon and will be looking to finish their opponent in London.

Check out our Europea League predictions and betting tips page for any suggestions.

Over 2.5 Goals

No matter how the first leg ended, this Arsenal vs Sporting prediction is about the London team's form at home. Out of seven matches Arsenal played at home since the new year, five of them ended with over 2.5 goals. This season alone, Arsenal is tied for second in the Premier League with 17 matches that had more than two goals in the back of the net. Sporting is the best ‘over' team in Portugal with the same number of games that went over the mark in question. Out of those 17 matches, the Lisbon outfit had seven over 2.5 goals outings as an away team. Arsenal had eleven at home, and only two with fewer than three goals scored.

Place the bet >>

Both Teams to Score – Yes

Once again we are taking BTTS for the Arsenal vs Sporting duel. The home team's motto has always been, it seems, just to score one more goal over their opponents, no matter the final result, as long as it is a win. This way of thinking suits them as they are going full throttle to win the Premier League title. Of course, Mikel Arteta and his man are also thinking about some European glory, it is a rare situation when Arsenal is one of the favorites to win an international trophy, even though they are often talked about. In the last ten games in all competitions, Arsenal had five that covered BTTS, while Sporting had four during the same number of games.

Place the bet >>

Market Odds and Stats for Arsenal vs Sporting prediction

Check out our list of key stats for Thursday’s Sporting Lisbon – Arsenal fixture below alongside a tool to help you choose the most lucrative odds.

Head to Head

09/03/23

UEFA Europa League UEL

Sporting

Sporting

Arsenal

Arsenal

2

2

Last Five - Arsenal

17/04/24

UEFA Champions League UCL

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich

Arsenal

Arsenal

1

0

L

14/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

Arsenal

Arsenal

2

0

L

09/04/24

UEFA Champions League UCL

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich

Arsenal

Arsenal

2

2

D

06/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Brighton

Brighton

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

3

W

03/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Luton

Luton

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

2

W

Last Five - Sporting

16/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Famalicao

Famalicao

Sporting

Sporting

0

1

W

12/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

Sporting

Sporting

0

4

W

06/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Benfica

Benfica

Sporting

Sporting

1

2

W

02/04/24

Portugal Cup Portugal

Benfica

Benfica

Sporting

Sporting

2

2

D

29/03/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Estrela

Estrela

Sporting

Sporting

1

2

W

Here are the bookmakers' choices regarding Arsenal vs Sporting odds:

Arsenal odds: 4/11 (1.36) – 73.3%

Draw odds: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2%

Sporting odds: 8/1 (8.00) – 12.5%

Expectedly, Arsenal is a huge favorite according to the latest bookmakers' odds, and the probability of the London team's win, especially with their current form in question, is high enough to make it worth it for bettors. However, one might not be happy with the profitability of those odds, so you might want to check all the options available including our dedicated football betting tips today page for plenty of suggestions. Gabriel Martinelli scoring Anytime gets you odds of 8/5 (2.60) – 38.5%, while Over 1.5 Goals after the First Half is valued at 6/4 (2.50) – 40%.

Arsenal vs Sporting Lineups, Team Information, and Preview

Arsenal

After going through a rough patch of form, Arsenal is back in full swing when it comes to their assault on the Premier League title. They have won five games in a row, and are leading the pack with five points advantage over their only title rival Manchester City. However, they are also destined to progress in Europa League. The London team managed to pull out a draw from a tough visit to Lisbon and will be looking as the favorites for the return leg. Mohamed Elneny and Edward Nketiah are doubtful to play.

Predicted lineup: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Trossard, Martinelli.

Sporting

Contrary to Arsenal, Sporting won't be winning the league title this season, they are too far away from leaders Benfica who have the stranglehold on the first place. However, they are fighting for Champions League football, and still have a lot of work to do to make sure it happens, so the focus is not all directed at the Europa League. They failed to take at least any kind of victory against Arsenal in the first match, so winning in London will be a tough proposition. Antonio Adan, Hector Bellerin, and Daniel Braganca are expected to miss the match.

Predicted lineup: Israel, Matheus, Coates, Diomande, Santos, Morita, Ugarte, Esgaio, Pedro Goncalves, Chermiti, Edwards.

Player to Watch: Pedro Goncalves

The Sporting left-wing player has been leading the team this season in a multitude of ways, especially in the scoring department. He is getting on the scoresheet regularly taking down some of the most prominent opposition. He has scored 14 goals this season in all competitions as well as assisting on seven occasions.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Arsenal

Arsenal
4-4-2
1
Aaron Ramsdale
gb
18
Takehiro Tomiyasu
jp
12
William Saliba
fr
6
Gabriel Magalhaes
br
35
Oleksandr Zinchenko
ua
24
Reiss Nelson
gb
20
Jorginho
it
34
Granit Xhaka
ch
21
Fabio Vieira
pt
11
Gabriel Martinelli
br
9
Gabriel Jesus
br
Substitutes
4
Ben White
gb
16
Rob Holding
gb
15
Jakub Kiwior
pl
19
Leandro Trossard
be
8
Martin Odegaard
no
3
Kieran Tierney
gb
7
Bukayo Saka
gb
5
Thomas Partey
gh
30
Matt Turner
us
56
James Hillson
gb
10
Emile Smith-Rowe
gb

Sporting

Sporting
3-4-3
1
Antonio Adan
es
3
Jeremiah St. Juste
nl
26
Ousmane Diomande
ci
25
Goncalo Inacio
pt
47
Ricardo Esgaio
pt
28
Pedro Goncalves
pt
15
Manuel Ugarte
uy
2
Matheus Reis
br
10
Marcus Edwards
gb
20
Paulinho
pt
17
Francisco Trincao
pt
Substitutes
18
Issahaku Fatawu
gh
32
Mateo Tanlongo
ar
82
Mateus Fernandes
pt
79
Youssef Chermiti
pt
13
Luis Neto
pt
16
Rochinha
pt
11
Nuno Santos
pt
6
Sotirios Alexandropoulos
gr
12
Franco Israel
uy
77
Jovane Cabral
cv
33
Arthur Gomes
br
84
Dario Essugo
pt

Notes about Arsenal vs Sporting prediction

  • When is the match scheduled? – Thursday, March 16th at 20:00 BST, 21:00 CET
  • Who leads the scoring for both teams? – Gabriel Martinelli scored 12 goals for Arsenal, while Pedro Goncalves is leading Sporting with 14
  • What was the score the last time they met? – It was a 2-2 draw
  • Which team dominated the first leg of the Europa League, round 16 between Arsenal and Sporting Lisbon? The first leg was a match dominated by Arsenal with 68% ball possession.
  • How many shots on target did Arsenal and Sporting record in the first leg of the Europa League round 16? Arsenal recorded 7 shots on target while Sporting had 6 shots on target in the first leg of round 16.
  • Which UK TV channels will have a live broadcast of Arsenal vs Sporting when the teams take on each other on Thursday, 16th March 2023? The game will be live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate.
  • Which lineup formations are we likely to see in this second leg, round 16 clash in the Europa League between Arsenal and Sporting CP? Arsenal head coach, Mikel Arteta is likely to adopt a 4-3-3 formation in this game while his matchday opponent, Ruben Amorim, is likely to use a 3-4-2-1 formation when they face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the second leg of the 2023 Europa League.

Avatar of Sasha
Sasha

A dedicated journalist with over 20 years of experience following sports from football, basketball, and tennis. After graduating from Journalism College, Sasa started his career with a desire to travel the world doing what he loves the most, covering meaningful sporting events. Some of those wishes came true, and some are still in the mindset.