February 21, 2024 1:18 AM
Alex Lawes

Sporting CP vs Young Boys Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 UEFA Europa League | Knockout Round Play-Off

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When is Sporting CP vs Young Boys on and what time does it start? Sporting CP vs Young Boys will take place on Thursday 22nd February, 2024 – 20:00 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for Sporting CP vs Young Boys? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information

What channel is Sporting CP vs Young Boys on in the UK? Sporting CP vs Young Boys will be televised on TNT Sports in the UK

Where can I stream Sporting CP vs Young Boys in the UK? Sporting CP vs Young Boys can be streamed live on discovery+


  • Sporting CP have won their last 12 home matches in all competitions.
  • Sporting CP have won seven of their last nine UEFA competition matches against Swiss teams (D1 L1).
  • Sporting CP have lost only one of their previous seven UEFA competition matches at home against Swiss teams (W4 D2).
  • Sporting CP have lost only two of their last 13 UEFA competition matches (W5 D6).
  • Sporting CP have lost the second leg in only two of their last ten two-legged UEFA competition ties.
  • Sporting have triumphed on aggregate in 11 of the 13 UEFA competition ties when they have won the first leg away from home, most recently against Astana in the 2017/18 Europa League round of 32 (3-1 a, 3-3 h). That is the only previous tie in which they won 3-1 away from home in the first leg, and a sixth overall victory when winning by a two-goal margin in the away first game.
  • The last time Sporting won away from home in the first leg and did not progress was against Halmstads in the 2005/06 UEFA Cup first round, when they bowed out on away goals after a 2-1 first-leg win was followed by a 3-2 home defeat.
  • Sporting CP have kept five clean sheets in their last six home matches in all competitions.
  • Young Boys have won only one of their last seven UEFA competition matches (D1 L5).
  • Young Boys have not won any of their previous five UEFA competition matches against Portuguese teams (D2 L3).
  • Young Boys are aiming to progress from a European tie after losing at home in the first leg for the first time having lost all ten previous contests. The closest they came to turning round a tie after a home first-leg loss was in their most recent, the Europa Conference League qualifying play-off tie against Anderlecht last season when they lost 3-1 on penalties in Belgium after each leg had finished in a 1-0 away win.


Ruben Amorim is a young coach rebuilding his good reputation after a plateau in recent years. His Sporting CP side come into this one on the back of continuing their impressive title challenge in the Primeira Liga with a comfortable victory over Moreirense. They have now enjoyed five successive victories across all competitions, scoring 21 goals in that time. That included a 3-1 win against Young boys in Switzerland last week and Sporting are overwhelming favourites to make it six wins in a row and complete knockout playoff victory with wins in both legs of this tie on Thursday evening at the Jose Alvalade.


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