Arsenal vs Sporting: prediction for the Europa League match
After a draw in Portugal, Arsenal will try to beat Sporting in the second leg of Europa League Round of 16 tie. Will the Gunners emerge to a success on March 16? The answer is in our prediction.
Arsenal provided a strong offensive display in the first leg and deserved a victory, but earned only a draw (2:2). Mikel Arteta's team was unlucky on finishing, plus Sporting's goalie had a fantastic game. The Gunners will surely to get a better result in the reverse fixture, they are trying to get as far as possible in the Europa League.
Things are going great for the Londoners in English Premier League, team secured five victories in a row. Club is still at the top of the standings, five points clear of Manchester City. Hosts secured a victory over Fulham (0:3) in the most recent game.
Sporting tried to keep up with the offensive pace of the English side and eventually hold out for a draw. That result leaves Ruben Amorim's men with a slight chance for a quarter-final, but it will be incredibly hard to beat such a strong opponent on away.
The Lions are currently at the 4th position in Primeira, five points away from the Champions League zone after a victory over Boavista (3:0). Two key players, Sebastian Coates and Hidemasa Morita, are suspended for the upcoming game.
Ставка Correct score 3:1
Arsenal secured two of 12 latest home victories by that score
Ставка Arsenal to score in the first half
This bet played in three of five latest matches of Arsenal
Ставка 2nd half: total over 1.5 goals
This bet played in three of five latest matches of Sporting
Arsenal is a much better team and a huge fan support should help the Londoners to beat the opponent. The Gunners looked much better than Sporting in the first match and will try to get the advantage as soon as possible.
Sporting might be able to hold the opponent for some time, but we think that their defense will eventually collapse. A bet on the Gunners is probably the best choice today.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) on Arsenal
Londoners are always efficient on the offense in home games, they will probably score a couple of goals today. Sporting also might be able to score, but the Lions are unlikely to win today. We believe that the hosts will secure a victory by two goals.
Our second bet is on Arsenal to win by two goals