Arsenal vs Sporting: Prediction, kick off time, team news, TV, live stream, h2h results, odds today

 (ES Composite)
(ES Composite)

Arsenal tonight face Sporting Lisbon for a place in the Europa League quarter-finals.

The Portuguese side fought hard for a 2-2 draw in Lisbon last week as they look to win a first European title in almost 60 years.

While battling for the Premier League title, this competition may be seen as something of a distraction by some Arsenal fans but Mikel Arteta will be strongly enticed by the possibility of a League-and-Europe double.


Date, kick-off time and venue

Arsenal vs Sporting Lisbon is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off tonight, Thursday, March 16, 2023.

The match will take place at Emirates Stadium in London.

Where to watch Arsenal vs Sporting

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage beginning at 7.15pm.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the BT Sport app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Simon Collings at the ground.


Arsenal vs Sporting team news

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Vieira, Jorginho, Xhaka; Nelson, Jesus, Martinelli

Subs: Turner, Hillson, Tierney, White, Partey, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Kiwior, Holding, Trossard

Sporting XI: Adan, Inacio, Diomande, St. Juste, Reis, Ugarte, Goncalves, Esgaio, Trincao, Paulinho, Edwards

Subs: Israel, Alexandropoulos, Santos, Neto, Rochinha, Issahaku, Tanlongo, Gomes, Cabral, Chermiti, Mateus, Essugo

Arsenal vs Sporting prediction

Sporting will give Arsenal a game and low-key performances in cup exits against Brighton and Manchester City earlier in the campaign should act as a warning to the Gunners.

They may need to dig deep but the home support should get them over the line.

Arsenal to win, 2-1 (4-3 on aggregate).

 (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Until last week’s draw, Sporting had never scored a goal against the Gunners in their previous four meetings.

Arsenal wins: 2

Draws: 3

Sporting wins: 0

Arsenal vs Sporting match odds

Arsenal to progress: 1/10

Draw (90 mins): 4/1

Sporting to progress: 11/2

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).