The quarterfinal stage of the Europa League gets underway this week. One of the standout ties will see a battle between two clubs that were originally involved in the Champions League group stages. Juventus will have the home advantage for their first leg against Sporting Lisbon.
Before Betting On Juventus vs Sporting Lisbon
Juventus has quickly emerged as one of the leading contenders for the Europa League after dropping out of the Champions League before the turn of the year. They have been excellent across the matches that they have played to this point, as they have gone four without defeat. Defensively, they have been incredibly consistent, as they have gone three without conceding. However, they haven’t gone four matches in Europe without conceding since reaching the Champions League final in 2016-17.
Angel Di Maria has been one of the star players for the Old Lady, as he has scored four goals across the European competition. This is already the Argentinean winger’s best scoring campaign. Juventus also have a fine record against Sporting, as they have gone two without defeat.
Sporting Lisbon caused one of the biggest shocks in the Europa League in the previous round, as they eliminated Arsenal. However, they have a poor record away from home against Italian opposition, as they have gone 15 without a victory. Over that run, they have lost on eleven occasions.
But, their recent away record in European competitions has been excellent. They have lost just one of their previous six, and are three without defeat. They haven’t gone four without defeat away from home in Europe since 2019.
Juventus vs Sporting Lisbon Europa League Offshore Odds
This could be a tricky fixture for Juventus, as Sporting has shown throughout the competition that they can stand up to the best teams in Europe. Therefore, we will be taking a chance on the draw being the outcome after the first leg.