Sporting Lisbon will play at home with Arsenal in the first leg of the 1/8 finals of the Europa League. The match will take place on March 9, starting at 17:45 GMT.

Sporting, after being eliminated from the Champions League, played in the 1/16 stage against Midtjylland, and the first meeting was not so successful, it was a draw (1-1), but in the return match the club confidently won (4-0).

Rúben Amorim is fourth in the Portuguese championship with 47 points. The gap from the Champions League zone is 5 points.

In the last match of the championship, Sporting defeated Portimonese minimally on the road, before that there was a victory with a score (2-0) against Estroil.

Arsenal, meanwhile, began playing in the European League, and the team confidently overcame the group stage, being stronger in their group.

In the Premier League, Mikel Arteta’s team is in contention for the league title and the club is currently top of the table with 63 points, 5 points clear of second place.

In the last round of the championship, Arsenal defeated Bournemouth at home with a score (3-2) in the course of the game losing (0-2).

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Head to Head

Both teams played each other twice in the playoffs in the group stage in 2018. The first game ended with a minimal victory for Arsenal. The second game ended with a score (0-0).

Sporting CP are in impressive form ahead of this game as the club are on an unbeaten run in their last five matches.

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Statistical bets

  • No goals in both halves: In two head-to-head meetings, the teams did not score in each of the halves.
  • 1st half: Draw: This bet was successful in two face-to-face confrontations.


Х1 3,30Х 3,40Х2 2,20

Arsenal are the pair’s favorites to advance to the next round. But a team from Portugal can impose a fight and create difficulties for the opponent.

We believe that this meeting will be equal and productive. Both teams will score in this match, and in the end, the team from England will be stronger.

Prediction for this match: Arsenal win.

  • Both teams to score.
  • Total over 2.5 goals.

By Maxim

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