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Sporting CP vs Arsenal live stream, TV channel, lineups, betting odds for Europa League Round of 16 first leg

Arsenal take a break from their Premier League title challenge in midweek as Mikel Arteta’s men go to Sporting CP in a Europa League Round of 16 first leg.

The Gunners avoided a Europa League playoff last month after finishing top of their group at the end of 2022, and Arteta will be looking to keep on track across domestic and European action in 2023.

With a five-point lead over Man City, Arsenal are in a strong position in the title race, but Arteta knows it will be a delicate balancing act in the coming weeks.

Here’s all the key information on the match including kickoff time, live streaming and TV channels, lineups and betting odds.

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What time is Sporting CP vs Arsenal kick off?

This Europa League clash kicks off at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on Thursday, March 9 at 6:45 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Thu, Mar. 9 12:45 ET
Canada Thu, Mar. 9 12:45 ET
UK Thu, Mar. 9 17:45 GMT
Australia Fri, Mar. 10 04:45 AEDT
India Thu, Mar. 9 23:15 IST
Hong Kong Fri, Mar. 10 01:45 HKT
Malaysia Fri, Mar. 10 01:45 MYT
Singapore Fri, Mar. 10 01:45 SGT
New Zealand Fri, Mar. 10 06:45 NZDT

Sporting CP vs Arsenal live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:

  TV channel Streaming
USA TUDN USA fuboTV, TUDN app/site, VIX+, Paramount+
Canada DAZN
UK BT Sport 2 BT Sport app/site
Australia Stan Sport
New Zealand Spark Sport
India Sony TEN 2 JioTV, Sony LIV
Hong Kong beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect
Malaysia beIN Sports 3

beIN Sports Connect, sooka

Singapore beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect, StarHub TV+

UK: This match will be broadcast live in the UK via BT Sports’ TV and streaming services.

USA: This match streams on Paramount+ and fuboTV for subscribers in both English and Spanish.

Canada: Every Europa League game this season is live streaming exclusively via DAZN in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every Europa League match live and on demand on Stan Sport

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Sporting CP vs Arsenal lineups

Sporting head coach Ruben Amorim has a fully fit squad to pick from ahead of this game, and he will go with his strongest available lineup, including key pair Pedro Goncalves and Marcus Edwards. It’s like the former Arsenal favourite — and fashionista — Hector Bellerin will start on the bench. Daniel Ugarte will miss the match through suspension.

Sporting CP starting XI (3-4-3): Adan (GK) — St. Juste, Coates, Inacio — Esgaio, Tanlongo, Morita, Arthur — Edwards, Paulinho, Trincao

Sporting CP subs: Neto (GK), Reis, Israel, Trincao, Chermiti, Rochinha, Cabral, Fernandes

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Gabriel Jesus and Mohamed Elneny remain sidelined for Arsenal, and Arteta is unlikely to risk Leandro Trossard or Eddie Nketiah due to minor injuries.

The former midfielder has used the Europa League to give his squad players a chance this season, and there could be starts for Reiss Nelson and Fabio Vieira in Portugal.

Arsenal starting XI (4-3-3): Ramsdale (GK) — Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney — Odegaard, Partey, Nelson — Saka, Martinelli, Vieira

Arsenal subs: Turner (GK), White, Saliba, Zinchenko, Jorginho, Xhaka, Smith, Trossard, Hillson

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Sporting CP vs Arsenal prediction, odds

Sporting head into this game on the back of four successive wins in all competitions, as they needed a second-leg victory to see off Danish side Midtjylland in the playoffs, and Arsenal have stumbled on the road in 2023.

Defeat to City and Everton have come away from the Emirates Stadium in recent weeks and Arteta may be forced to settle for a draw ahead of the second leg on March 16. 

Prediction: A 1-1 draw

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Sporting CP win +250 5/2 3.40 3.37
Draw +240 12/5 3.30 3.37
Arsenal win +110 11/10 2.10 2.05
Over/Under 2.5 goals -108 / -128 10/11, 4/5 1.98 / 1.77 1.97 / 1.78
Both teams to score Y/N -128 / -111 8/11, 1/1 1.75 / 1.95 1.73 / 1.88


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