As several teams compete for spots in the Europa League main draw, Thursday brings several tantalising matchups. One such matchup is the rematch between Sporting CP and Young Boys, a Swiss club. With a 3-1 lead after the first leg, Sporting seemed poised to seal the deal at home in front of their passionate fan base.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Sporting CP to win: ⚽1.37 at Bet9ja
Both teams to score: 🥅1.65 at 1xbet
Over 3.5 goals: ✅2.08 at Sportybet

Sporting CP and BSC Young Boys: Previous Games 

In the first leg of their UEFA Europa League playoff match against Young Boys seven days ago in Switzerland, Sporting CP celebrated a massive 3-1 win. Last Thursday, the Portuguese giants solidified their status as favourites by dominating the match from start to finish.

With a second victory against the Swiss team, Ruben Amorim’s squad should have little trouble securing a spot in round 16. With twelve straight victories at Estadio Jose Alvalade, the hosts are riding high heading into this match. In their previous four victories at home, the margin was four goals or more. As part of the streak, they thrashed another team in the Europa League knockout round, Braga, 5-0.

The Young Boys’ defensive shortcomings persisted throughout the match in Lisbon. After a domestic league draw with Lugano ended in a 3-3 deadlock, this was their second game in a row in which they let in three goals. On Sunday, Raphael Wicky’s team kept a scoreless draw at home vs Stade-Lausanne-Ouchy, who are now in last place in the league. Wicky won the match by a slim margin of 1-0, taking advantage of the opportunity to rest his starting eleven.

Probable Sporting CP Lineup

Adan; Quaresma, Coates, Inacio; Catamo, Hjulmand, Morita, Santos; Trincao, Gyokeres, Goncalves

Probable BSC Young Boys Lineup

Von Ballmoos; Blum, Camara, Lustenberger, Hadjam; Males, Lauper, Ugrinic; Mvuka, Itten, Colley

Betting tips: Sporting CP x BSC Young Boys

Check out our predictions of the day for Sporting CP vs. BSC Young Boys

Prediction 1: Sporting CP x BSC Young Boys / Sporting CP to win

Sporting CP has been scorching hot lately, with nine victories and one defeat in ten matches. Ruben Amorim and his squad remain confident regardless of who they face or where they play. Their dominating performance in the opening match culminated in a 3-1 victory in Switzerland. Returning to their turf should make for a much more forgiving encounter. This concludes our prediction for the match between Sporting CP and Young Boys, and we advise you to wager on a Sporting CP victory.

Prediction 2: Sporting CP x BSC Young Boys / Both teams to score

Goals will be scored in this match, which is excellent news for those who prefer to gamble on such outcomes. Sporting are scoring goals like it’s nothing. They’ve been playing so well recently. The Portuguese side has cut in each half of their previous nine games. That shows their clinical play and power in front of goal.

Furthermore, Young Boys will have no choice but to assault nonstop to salvage a 3-1 loss from the first leg. Everything points to a goal-fest, and we’ve discovered that the goals in both halves’ betting options are worth considering. As a result, the match will end with a goal scored in each half.

Prediction 3: Sporting CP x BSC Young Boys / Over 3.5 goals

Sporting is a side that scores freely. The results of their past ten games have shown that much. Ruben Amorim’s squad is very efficient, both in transition and while attacking. Portuguese attackers are nimble and have been regularly finding the back of the net. With so much on the line, it’s conceivable that they will score in droves, as they have scored 19 goals in their past five games. Hence, this match will conclude with at least four goals scored.