Betting tips for Arsenal vs Sporting 08.11.2018
This fourth round of the Europa League is always special, since the "house factors" are reversed, continuing to have the same teams in confrontation that the previous day. Now, in this group E, the Arsenal comes from defeating Sporting in Alvalade. A victory by the minimum margin (0-1), and that surprised by the greater difficulty that the team of Unai Emery felt in securing the three points. Much has changed in such a short time, and the main one is in the technical control of the lions, where Jose Peseiro is no longer the "rudder man". Tiago Fernandes guides the lions, on an interim basis, but everything will be settled with the new coach. With 3 points clear, and two days left, an Arsenal win will stamp the passport for the next round.
Unai Emery's Arsenal has changed for the better, at least the team shows another level of competitiveness. The incredible series of 11 consecutive wins, in games to count for all the competitions, shows well the growth of this equipment, not only in the tactical plane, but mainly at the mental level. It's an Arsenal that even when you play less, you win more times, and that makes all the difference in the confidence levels, keeping the team in better shape, and with a more consistent football.
In Group D of the Europa League, Arsenal are in a privileged position to move to the next stage. With 9 points added, in 3 games, the Gunners have the opportunity to increase the advantage to 6 points, which to the two days of the end, and to advantage over Sporting, Arsenal have the doors open for the qualification. Playing in the Emirates Stadium, where he lost only 1 match, and the first in the Premier League, and soon against the gallant Manchester City, having even tied with Liverpool, Arsenal shows well the difficulties that Sporting will spend in the city from London.
Arsenal are looking to make up for lost time, and are betting a lot on this Europa League. Although he wants to do his best in the Premier League, it will be natural to have a few chances to fight Liverpool, and especially Manchester City. So, despite Arsenal's growth, it will be difficult to ask for more than securing a berth for the Champions League. Something that can also be guaranteed with the Europa League. Thus, this competition could be of extreme importance for the Londrina team, and today they should want to close this first chapter, facing a team that can hardly play equally, having arguments, and especially budgets very disparate.
Sporting is preparing for a new life, after everything that happened last season, and after restarting everything with José Peseiro, and even with new president Frederico Varandas. The truth is that the directive stability has returned, but you can not say the same in the technical command of the team. José Peseiro lasted about four months, and a new era begins, supposedly with Marcel Keizer.
But, until then, Sporting is guided by Tiago Fernandes, on an interim basis. The young coach's debut was positive with the lions bringing the three points of the Santa Clara spot. In this Liga Eurpa, Sporting adds 6 points and is in the 2nd place. An eventual defeat in the match with Arsenal could put the lions under pressure, especially if Poltava beat Qarabag, thus adding up to 6 points to equal the lions. Even so, the qualitative difference between the Lions and the Arsenal is far superior to the rest of the competition, and it would take a catastrophe not to follow the top two at the moment for the next phase.
Despite the quality of Sporting, this Arsenal is an opponent of another dimension, so all that lions can do, positively, at Emirates Stadium will always be a good surprise. First place will be very difficult, for Tiago Fernandes' team, in fact as it was foreseen at the beginning of the event, but Sporting have everything to secure the 2nd place, and the consecutive qualification.
Arsenal vs Sporting Prediction: X/1 5.50
Arsenal vs Sporting Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.00
Arsenal vs Sporting Score Recommendations: 3-1 10.00