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Atalanta will come up against Sporting Lisbon in Thursday’s upcoming Europa League meeting.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Atalanta v Sporting Lisbon game - along with the latest match odds.
Atalanta won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 1-2 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of SSC Napoli.
In that match, Atalanta had 44% possession and 16 shots on goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Atalanta was Ademola Lookman (53'). At the other end, Napoli got 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (44') and Elif Elmas (79') scored for SSC Napoli.
Atalanta haven’t had any problems with scoring, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve totted up the amount of 9 during that time while also conceding a total of 7.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Benfica in Primeira Liga competition, Sporting Lisbon will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Sporting Lisbon had 47% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Sporting Lisbon was Viktor Gyökeres (45'). Benfica had 15 attempts on goal with 4 on target. João Neves (94') and Casper Tengstedt (97') scored for Benfica.
Looking at their form, and Sporting Lisbon have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 7 goals in total. Defensively, Sporting Lisbon have seen their frailties exposed. Even so, we’ll just have to find out if the trend shall continue on in this upcoming match.
Head to head
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Europa League match day 2 on 05/10/2023 which ended up with the score at Sporting Lisbon 1-2 Atalanta.
In that match, Sporting Lisbon had 49% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Viktor Gyökeres (76').
Atalanta had 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Giorgio Scalvini (33') and Matteo Ruggeri (43') scored.
The referee was Alejandro Hernández Hernández.
Team News: Atalanta
Davide Zappacosta (Ankle sprain) and El Bilal Touré (Hamstring injury) aren’t available for Atalanta manager Gian Gasperini.
Team News: Sporting Lisbon
Due to a mostly available group of players, there is just the lone fitness problem for the Sporting Lisbon manager Rúben Amorim to be concerned about. Iván Fresneda (Shoulder injury) won’t be in action.
We’re inclined to think that Sporting Lisbon will have to play well to get anything against this Atalanta team who we reckon will just have the edge.
Therefore, we predict a narrow 1-0 win for Atalanta when the full-time whistle blows.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gewiss Stadium (24,950)
Captain: Rafael Tolói
Chairman: Antonio Percassi
Manager: Gian Gasperini
Competitions: Serie A position 5, Coppa Italia (3rd Round), Europa League (Group D)
⭐ Star Player: Ademola Lookman
Normally used in the Right Wing position, Ademola Lookman was born in Wandsworth, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Charlton Athletic in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Forward has managed 4 league goals in the Serie A 2023 - 2024 season so far coming from a total of 13 appearances.