Sporting vs Arsenal Prediction Today
Sporting had extra time to prepare for the match. However, he did not make a good impression in his last match before the duel. On Saturday, October 20, he had a lot more work than could be expected in his debut in the Portuguese Cup. He scored 2-1 in the Loures of the Third Division.
It was not the first time the Lisbon team disappointed. Before the Portuguese Championship for the games between the selections in early October, had been beaten by the small Portimonense by 4 to 2. Staying parked in the 13 points (four wins, one draw and two defeats), fell to the fourth position in the First League being out even of the classification zone for continental tournaments.
Sign that the honeymoon between coach Jose Pesseiro and the impatient crowd of the alviverde is very close to reach the end. The extra field problems have already begun and involve a Brazilian player. Wendel midfielder, former Fluminense, was relegated to the Under 23 team due to disciplinary problems. It can even be traded in the January download window.
For the game this Thursday, there is the expectation of the return of players who are in the medical department. A further evaluation is expected mainly in relation to the Dutch striker Bas Dost (two matches in the 2018/2019 Portuguese Championship, two goals). But also in the infirmary the goalkeepers Luis Maximiano and Emiliano Viviano; and French defender Jeremy Mathieu.
Arsenal had a scare on Monday, October 22. Acting on his dominions, he came out at a disadvantage in the clash with Leicester for the ninth round of the 2018/2019 English Championship.
However, they were able to react and reach their tenth consecutive victory by scoring 3-1. The series encompasses not only tournament matches, but also the League Cup of England and the Europa League.
In the Premier League, he reached 21 points (seven wins and two losses). He equaled Chelsea in third place. He ends up in the fourth position when the tiebreaker criteria are used. The difference in comparison with Manchester City and Liverpool, who are in the top positions, is only two points. The Gunners have the second best offensive performance of the competition. There were 22 goals scored. Only the City, with 26, rocked the network of rivals more often.
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For Thursday’s game in Lisbon, Spanish coach Unai Emery will probably have to keep up with four injuries. The veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech is in the medical department; and defenders Laurent Kosciely, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Sokratis.
This will be the first match involving the teams.Sporting, although it has achieved some victories in the beginning of the season, did not show evolution. Arsenal, on the contrary, has been able to show improvement in the quality of the married soccer with the obtaining of results. In this way, the prognosis in the victory of the English team, even if in the condition of visitor, seems to be the most suitable option for the confrontation of this Thursday in Lisbon.
Bet Tips: Arsenal wins