Date Time League Season
February 22, 2024 9:00 pm UEFA Europa League 2023/2024


Sporting CP vs Young Boys: Match Preview and Prediction

Sporting CP vs Young Boys:

Sporting CP comes into the match having played twelve straight home games across all competitions. In their last four home games, Sporting CP scored 22 goals. In each of the three away games during the UEFA Champions League group stage, Young Boys conceded two goals or more.

Seven days ago in Switzerland, Sporting CP celebrated a decisive 3-1 win against Young Boys in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League knockout stage playoff match. Last Thursday, the Portuguese powerhouses validated their status as the favorites by dominating the game from the opening until the very end.

Ruben Amorim’s team should advance to the final 16 with a win over Switzerland. Twelve straight wins at Estadio Jose Alvalade are the home team’s record. Four of their past four home wins have been by four goals. A 5-0 win over Europa League knockout opponent Braga was part of the streak.

The Young Boys had defensive problems throughout the Lisbon match. After a 3-3 domestic league tie against Lugano, they conceded three goals again. Raphael Wicky’s club beat bottom-place Stade-Lausanne-Ouchy at home on Sunday with a clean sheet. Wicky rested his key players after winning 1-0.

Sporting CP vs Young Boys: Betting Analysis

Prior to this Europa League match, Sporting CP and Young Boys had not had the opportunity to meet. Seven days ago, in Bern, Sporting Lisbon won the opening leg of this tie 3-1.

Under Amorim, Sporting CP is scoring goals for joy this season. With 58 goals in 20 games, they have by far the greatest attacking record in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. In their last four home triumphs across all competitions, Amorim’s team scored 22 goals.

Last week in Bern, they also defeated Young Boys by three goals. Young Boys conceded at least two goals in each of their three away games during the UEFA Champions League group stage. Taking the 1.95 odds for Sporting CP to win by two or more goals on Thursday night is our only choice.

In the return leg, we can only anticipate another open match from the very beginning. The opening half of the first game saw three goals scored. Given how well Sporting CP’s players have been at home thus far this season, we have to recognize the importance of supporting them. Here, at 2.10 odds, is the first half total of over 1.5 goals.

Sporting CP vs Young Boys: Head-to-Head

Sporting CP vs Young Boys

Who will win the match between Sporting CP and Young Boys?

We think BSC Young Boys will score against Sporting Lisbon, but not as many as they could concede. A competitive game with a Sporting Lisbon win is our prediction. There shouldn’t be much either way.


Our Prediction: Home Win

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What are the best odds for the game?

Looking at the 90-minute outcome market’s betting rates for this match, you can get 1.37 if you bet on Sporting Lisbon, 5.65 if you bet on the draw, and 8.5 if you bet on BSC Young Boys to win. At the moment, those are the most competitive returns available.