Arsenal vs Sporting Preview:
Arsenal will host Sporting Lisbon at the Emirates Stadium in the second leg of the top 16 round of the 2022/2023 Europa League . The UEL match between Arsenal vs Sporting is scheduled to be live Friday, March 17 2023, at 03:00 WIB.
There was no winner in the first leg in Portugal. Their duel ended in a 2-2 draw. As a result, the chances of escape for both teams are still equally open.
At home to Sporting, Arsenal had taken the lead through a goal by William Lilina from an assist by Fabio Vieira in the 22nd minute. However, Sporting was able to turn the score around through Goncalo Inacio’s finishing from an assist by Marcus Edwards in the 34th minute and Paulinho’s goal in the 55th minute. Arsenal avoided defeat thanks to Hidemasa Morita’s own goal. 62 minutes.
After that, Arsenal and Sporting both won 3-0 in their respective leagues at the weekend. Arsenal beat Fulham, while Sporting beat Boavista.
Arsenal are confident to face the decisive duel at the Emirates Stadium later, but Sporting is also the same. It looks like the second leg of the party that will qualify for the quarter-finals will be quite tight.
Arsenal vs Sporting Possible Lineups:
Arsenal (4-3-3): Ramsdale; Zinchenko, Kiwior, Lilina, Tomiyasu; Xhaka, Partey, Vieira; Rowe, Martinelii, Nelson.
Sporting CP (3-4-2-1): Adan; Inacio, Coates, Diomande; Santos, Ugarte, Pote, Esgaio; Edwards, Trincao; Paulinho.
22’—Sporting 0-1 Arsenal
34’—Sporting 1-1 Arsenal
55’—Sporting 2-1 Arsenal
62’—Sporting 2-2 Arsenal
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— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 9, 2023
Head to Head:
In the previous encounters between Sporting and Arsenal, the two teams have faced each other on five occasions, with three of those meetings taking place in the Europa League.
Despite Sporting’s formidable reputation, it has been Arsenal who has had the upper hand, remaining unbeaten in all five games.
The Gunners have registered two victories over Sporting and drawn the remaining three matches.
Time, Date & Venue:
Date: Thursday, March 16
Time: 08:00 pm, GMT
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London
Arsenal vs Sporting Prediction:
- Arsenal made it five wins on the bounce in the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Fulham on Sunday. They have won all of their home games in the Europa League this season, but last week’s 2-2 draw with Sporting was the first time this season they have conceded more than once in a single Europa League game.
- Sporting also won on Sunday, beating Boavista 3-0, making it four wins on the bounce in Liga Bwin. Of the four away matches they have played in European competitions this season, they have only lost once, which includes securing a draw in North London against Arsenal’s rivals, Tottenham.
- It was a tight first leg between the two sides, but Mikel Arteta’s side will be confident they can secure a win here in front of their home fans.
Arsenal 4 – 2 Sporting