Arsenal vs Sporting betting tips: Europa League match preview & predictions

Arsenal vs Sporting prediction: Arsenal 3-1 Sporting

Arsenal will be looking to secure a spot in the last 32 of the Europa League with a win on Thursday night.

The Gunners have won three out of three so far in Group E.

Sporting would take a giant leap towards qualification with a surprise win on Thursday night.

Arsenal vs Sporting: Who will win?

Arsenal are 1/3 to win and 9/2 to draw the match. Sporting are 10/1 to win the match.

The Gunners have kept just one clean sheet in their last six matches. Both teams to score is 19/20.

Danny Welbeck will be hoping to score his sixth goal of the season. The England forward has started all three of Arsenal’s Europa League matches this season.

Welbeck is 15/4 to open the scoring and 21/20 to score anytime.

Arsenal vs Sporting Europa League match preview

Arsenal host Portuguese side Sporting at the Emirates on Thursday night.

The Gunners are currently on an impressive 14-match unbeaten run, which includes Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with Liverpool.

Alexandre Lacazette’s late equaliser earned Arsenal a deserved point. Their performance silenced a lot of doubters and proved they could compete with England’s top sides.

The draw saw Arsenal drop down into fifth place in the Premier League table, one point behind rivals Spurs.

Sporting are 3rd in the Primeira Liga following Sunday’s 2-1 away win at Santa Clara. Bas Dost and Marcos Acuna scored the goals for Tiago Fernandes’s side

Danny Welbeck scored the only goal of the game when the sides met two weeks ago in Lisbon.

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LISBON, PORTUGAL – OCTOBER 25: Danny Welbeck of Arsenal celebrates with team mates after scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Sporting CP and Arsenal at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 25, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal team news vs Sporting

With Bernd Leno looking like Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper, Petr Cech is expected to start in goal.

Matteo Guendouzi returns from suspension and will likely partner Mohamed Elneny in midfield.

Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey are both expected to start after their substitute appearances against Liverpool.

Nacho Monreal remains doubtful so Sead Kolasinac should continue at left-back.

Sokratis could partner Rob Holding at the back.

Laurent Koscielny is not yet ready to play, although Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Carl Jenkinson could feature.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette will lead the line.

Sporting team news vs Arsenal

Rodrigo Battaglia will miss out through injury. The midfielder was replaced after 30 minutes on Sunday, while Abdoulaye Diaby was forced off at half time. The latter is, however, part of Sporting’s travelling squad.

Striker Bas Dost missed the reverse fixture and should lead the line on Thursday.

Jeremy Mathieu could replace Andre Pinto in Sporting’s defence.

Stefan Ristovski, Stefano Sturaro, Raphinha and former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano are still sidelined for Sporting.

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Predicted Arsenal XI vs Sporting

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Sporting

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Predicted Sporting XI vs Arsenal

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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