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

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

Arsenal are back in Europa League action this evening as they travel to face Sporting Lisbon in Portugal.

While it’s unclear as to how seriously Mikel Arteta will actually take this competition as the Gunners look to close in on a remarkable Premier League title triumph, momentum feels key across the board.

With Manchester City and all of their experience chasing, it’s important to keep riding the crest of a wave as much as possible.


Arteta has hinted that some of his squad players will get a run-out in the Portuguese capital tonight. Still, such is the quality in the Gunners’ ranks, that is hardly much reason for Sporting to celebrate. Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Sporting vs Arsenal is scheduled for a 5:45pm GMT kick-off time today on Thursday March 9, 2023.

The Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon will host the match.

Where to watch Sporting vs Arsenal

TV channel: The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2in the UK. Coverage gets underway at 5:15pm.

Live stream: Subscribers can watch on a live stream across mobile devices, laptops, games consoles and more through either the BT Sport website or app.

LIVE coverage: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Simon Collings will be providing expert analysis from the ground.

Sporting vs Arsenal team news

Sporting XI: Adan; St. Juste, Coates, Inacio; Esgaio, Pote, Morita, Reis; Edwards, Paulinho, Trincao.

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

Arsenal XI: Turner; White, Saliba, Kiwior, Zinchenko; Vieira, Jorginho, Xhaka; Saka, Martinelli, Nelson

Subs: Ramsdale, Hillson, Partey, Gabriel, Smith Rowe, Holding, Tomiyasu, Bandeira, Sagoe Jr, Smith, Walters

Sporting vs Arsenal prediction

While it’s unlikely to be a full-strength Arsenal side, it’s simply too hard to see them losing a game right now, particularly when playing with the kind of belief that saw them beat Bournemouth late on.

1-1 draw.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Arsenal wins: 2

Draws: 2

Sporting wins: 0

Sporting vs Arsenal match odds

Sporting to win: 27/10

Draw: 23/10

Arsenal to win: 21/20

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).