Sporting vs Sturm Graz Prediction: Europa League

Sporting, who have already qualified for the knockout stage of the Europa League will welcome SK Sturm Graz to the Estadio Jose Alvalade on Thursday at 20:00 GMT for a one-on-one clash that will determine top spot in Group D and determine who drops down to the Europa Conference League. 

Key Highlights

Sporting are unbeaten in their last three matches. They have won twice, drawn twice, and lost once in their five outings in Group C. They have collected 8 points from the available 15, and they sit second in the group, four points ahead of their Thursday opponents Sturm Graz.

Sturm Graz are winless in their last three Group D matches; they have drawn once and lost two consecutive matches. In the five outings in the group, Sturm Graz have won once, drawn once, and lost three times.

The four points Sturm Graz have collected means that they will need a win to ensure they remain third and drop down to the Europa Conference League, thus avoiding an exit from Europe altogether.

The match will be important for the two sides for two different reasons, Sporting are looking to challenge Atalanta for the top spot in Group D, whereas Sturm Graz want to remain in Europe ahead of currently bottom Rakow.

Injury Report

Neither side have reported fresh injury issues ahead of the one-on-one clash on Thursday.


Sporting will have the edge in this match. They will win and take the three points to give themselves a chance of topping the group.

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