Europa League Odds: Arsenal-Sporting prediction, pick, how to watch

English club Arsenal are back at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday for the second leg of their Europa League round of 16 tie against Sporting Lisbon. Join us as we continue our Europa League odds series where we meet and pick our Arsenal Sporting prediction as we show you how to watch.

The Gunners marched on as Group A winners, defeating PSV, Bodo/Glimt and Zurich. Arsenal hope to continue their six-game unbeaten streak when they return to home soil.

Ruben Amorim’s former Champions League contenders beat FC Midtjylland 5-1 in the play-offs. Sporting are also unbeaten in seven games and they will try to rely on their good results lately.

Here are the Arsenal Sporting football oddscourtesy of FanDuel.

Europa League Odds: Arsenal Sporting Odds

Armory: -300

Sports: +700

Draw: +390

Over 2.5 goals: -144

Under 2.5 goals: +118

How to watch Arsenal vs Sporting

Television: TUDN USA, UniMas

Stream: DirecTV Stream, Paramount+, TUDN App,, Univision NOW, ViX+

Time: 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT

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Why Arsenal can beat Sporting

Arsenal are the current Premier League leaders with 21 wins and three draws in 27 games played. Arsenal’s visits to Fulham, Leicester City and Aston Villa have been fruitful, as have their home games against Everton and Bournemouth. The Gunners snatched every possible 15 points from those five games. The Gunners now have +34 goal difference, the second best mark in the league.

Ahead of their current four-game winning streak, the Gunners had four games without a win, including losses to Manchester City, a draw to Brentford and a loss to Everton. Man City also defeated them in Round 4 of the FA Cup.

Arsenal have the second-best home record in the Premier, scoring 32 points from a possible 39. The Gunners are hoping to maintain their good record in the Prem and continue in European competition. In seven Europa League games, Arsenal average 16.3 shots, 7.0 corners and 1.4 goals per game thanks to a 61.4% possession rate. Eddie Nketiah leads the club with two goals. Four other players have one assist each. Marquinhos and Fabio Vieira have two goals for the Gunners. In the Premier League, Arsenal boast of having three shifts of 10+ goals with players like Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka.

Manager Mikel Arteta will have to endure the absence of Mohamed Elneny in this game. Nketiah is also a doubt going into this game. Thomas Partey will anchor the midfield role alongside Granit Xhaka and Fabio Vieira. Gabriel Martinelli is used as a center forward, with Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith Rowe on the wings. Second-choice goaltender Matt Turner will get the nod in the goalsticks.

Why Sporting can beat Arsenal

Sporting have recovered from their slow start to the season and are now in the hunt for European football. In their last home game, they lost 2-1 to holders Porto before suffering a 1-1 first-leg defeat by FC Midtjylland. The Leões enjoyed a four-game winning streak, including a 4-0 win as visitors against Midtjylland in the Round of 16 second leg to advance to the Round of 16.

Sporting are in the top four in Liga Portugal with 50 points from 16 wins, two draws and six losses. The guests want to build on their good results from the last few games. They have been victorious in the Portuguese Primeira Liga against Chaves, Estoril Praia, Portimonense and Boavista, including without conceding in their last three games.

Sporting have good stats that underpin their amazing run in European competition. They scored a total of 13 goals in both the Champions League and the Europa League. Pedro Goncalves and Sebastian Coates each scored two Europa League goals, while Arthur Gomes, Marcus Edwards and Francisco Trincao also each scored two Champions League goals. Goncalves also leads the team in the Portuguese league with 12 goals and six assists. Revenge is on Sporting’s agenda ahead of this game as Arsenal won a Europa League Group E match in 2018.

Sporting Lisbon will be without midfield player Daniel Braganca, who is struggling with a ligament injury. Antonio Adan and Hector Bellerin are also doubtful about being there. Sporting should be able to have more than the Priemeira League average of 16.1 total shots, 6.8 corners and 62.3% possession rate per game. On defence, Sporting has kept 10 clean sheets in Liga Portugal, making 17.8 tackles, 8.6 interceptions, 10.3 saves and 2.0 saves per game. However, they must work to reduce their 130.7 possessions lost per game as well as the 13.1 fouls they commit.

Final Arsenal Sporting Prediction & Pick

Sporting will certainly make their trip to England interesting. However, Arsenal’s peak form will only see them advance to the next stage. Support the Gunners to achieve this Europa League victory.

Arsenal-Sporting Prediction & Pick Final: Arsenal (-300), Over 2.5 Goals (-144)

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