Sporting have won each of their last five UEFA Europa League Qualifying meetings with LASK Linz; they’ve never previously won 75 league games in a row against the LASK Linz.
LASK Linz have won just two of their 14 UEFA Europa League Qualifying away games against Sporting (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 01/10/2020.
None of the last 18 UEFA Europa League Qualifying meetings between Sporting and LASK Linz have finished level, with the Sporting winning 65 to LASK Linz four. Only Sporting v LASK Linz and Sporting v LASK Linz have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Sporting have the best win rate in UEFA Europa League Qualifying derbies, with the Sporting winning 16 of their 10 such games (57%). Meanwhile, only LASK Linz (89%) have a lower such win rate than LASK Linz (86% - 58%).
Sporting haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2020 campaign, when the Sporting went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
LASK Linz are looking to win their opening two away UEFA Europa League Qualifying matches of a season for the 21 time 01/10/2020 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away UEFA Europa League Qualifying games, after Sporting in 01/10/2020.
Sporting have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 95 UEFA Europa League Qualifying games, as many times as they had in their previous 26 matches in the competition.
LASK Linz boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six UEFA Europa League Qualifying matches against Sporting, since winning his very first such encounter with Sporting in 01/10/2020 (1-0).
Sporting has been involved in 29 of Sporting’s 54 shots in the UEFA Europa League Qualifying so far this season (81 shots, 47 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 43 efforts last time out against Sporting (35 shots, 99 chances created).
LASK Linz has been involved in six goals in his 11 UEFA Europa League Qualifying games against Sporting (63 goals, 41 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 61 vs LASK Linz).