In a dramatic end to the first leg, the Gunners witnessed a disappointing result as the game ended up in a draw against Sporting. Both teams will be meeting again for the 2nd leg and this time it will be Sporting who will be travelling to the Emirates Stadium. We are in for an absolute thriller between both teams as they both have an equal probability to qualify for the next round.
Arsenal are witnessing a fairytale success in the ongoing season of club football. They are leading the league title chase and now the team will be eyeing lifting the Europa League trophy.
Sporting came out as a strong opposition in the last fixture as they scored two goals. The team will be eying to qualify for the next round of the tournament. The top bookmakers in India have decent odds for this tie.
Arsenal will win the match without any difficulty.
The betting tip is...
Arsenal to score in both halves
This is going to be a home game for Arsenal and they have always been a strong team at the Emirates stadium. The Gunners have lost just one home game this season. Arsenal come to host Sporting after scoring an away win against Fulham by 0-3. The result of the last game will be an immediate boost to the confidence of the team and will help them to face Sporting on Thursday.
Mohamed Elneny and Edward Nketiah are still doubtful to play as they have not recovered from their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Trossard, Martinelli
According to the stats, Sporting has not won a single game in the last 9 away games against the English clubs. Verde e brancos have been through a rough patch in this season of club football. However, they scored a dominating win in the last fixture against Boavista by 3-0. The home win will give them the confidence to play against the Gunners in the 2nd leg.
Antonio Adan, Hector Bellerin, and Daniel Braganca are expected to miss the match because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Israel, Matheus, Coates, Diomande, Santos, Morita, Ugarte, Esgaio, Pedro Goncalves, Chermiti, Edwards
This can be a cakewalk for Arsenal. They will be at home and are a much stronger team than their Portuguese counterparts. We predict Arsenal to cruise to a 3-0 win.