TIP OF THE DAY: Sporting Lisbon – Atalanta: Can the Lions take revenge on Atalanta for the recent defeat in the capital of Portugal?

On Wednesday, we are expecting a very interesting betting offer, and this time we have analyzed the match that will be played in Lisbon, where Sporting footballers will host Atalanta. Of course, this is the first leg of the Europa League round of 16, and the match at the “José Alvalade” stadium is scheduled to start at 18:45.

Sporting: The Lions Prepare Revenge Against Atalanta!

After a long time, last season Sporting had to settle for the fourth position in the table, which means that this time we did not have the opportunity to see the team from Lisbon in the highest quality European club competition, which has been the primary goal of this team for years. They had to be content with the Europa League, where the popular Lions finished second in the table, behind the top-placed Atalanta. In the round of 32, the Portuguese representative played a great two-legged tie against Young Boys, who participated in the Champions League last autumn, thus Sporting scheduled a round of 16 tie against Atalanta, reminding that these two teams were also in the group stage.

Once Atalanta celebrated, and that was during their visit to Lisbon, and once there was no winner, as the match in Bergamo ended with a 1:1 score. Looking back at the performances of Ruben Amorim’s charges in this year’s edition of the Primeira Liga, it seems there are plenty of reasons for satisfaction, and currently, the green and whites are in first place in the table with a one-point advantage over second-placed Benfica, which interestingly has one more match played and which also suffered a heavy defeat in the last round during their visit to Porto with a score of 5:0.

As for Sporting, the Lisbon team in the last round at their stadium defeated the tough Farense, and that match ended with a score of 3:2. It is also worth mentioning that recently the team led by Ruben Amorim celebrated in the first match of the Portuguese Cup semifinal, as they defeated city rival Benfica 2:1, and it remains to be seen whether this will be enough advantage before the upcoming second leg. Unfortunately, before that triumph in the last round over Farense, Sporting only drew in their visit to Rio Ave, and that match ended with a score of 3:3. Finally, at home in the league so far, this team has played twelve matches and achieved as many victories, which is certainly a fact that deserves high praise.

Atalanta: Entering a Crisis at the Worst Possible Time!

Last season, Atalanta played at a very high level for most of the championship, and that was enough to qualify for the group stage of the Europa League, which was indeed the primary goal of this team. Speaking of the second-highest quality European club competition, it’s worth remembering that the Italian representative played phenomenally in the group stage, and in the end, the team from Bergamo managed to secure first place in the group, which for the past few seasons means direct qualification to the round of 16. Thus, Gian Piero Gasperini’s squad skipped the round of 32 and in the fight for the quarterfinals will face Sporting, with whom they were also in the group, along with teams like Sturm and debutant Rakow.

The draw so happened that Atalanta and Sporting will once again face off in the round of 16 of the second-highest quality European club competition, and we will see who emerges as the winner this time, noting that Atalanta achieved one victory and one draw in those two encounters.

About a month ago, the club from Bergamo was playing at a very high level, but it seems that everything started to go downhill from the draw in the visit to Milan, which ended 1:1, not even a bad result. After that, Atalanta experienced a real disaster in the postponed match during their visit to Inter, where the current leader of Serie A easily celebrated a 4:0 victory at Giuseppe Meazza.

Finally, in the last round, the team from Bergamo in a direct duel for a place in the Champions League suffered a somewhat unexpected defeat at their stadium against Bologna, ending 1:2. Now it won’t be a surprise if next season we see Bologna in the highest quality European club competition, although it’s certain that Gasperini’s pupils won’t give up easily.

What’s not good is the fact that the popular Goddess has been without a win in the last three matches, during which the currently sixth-placed team in Serie A has suffered two defeats, along with a draw against Milan at San Siro, which is not such a bad result.

The only thing that can be good news before this two-legged tie with the Lions is the head-to-head matches against the Portuguese representative, where in the last two encounters, the club from Bergamo has a positive record and it’s certain that Atalanta’s players will give their all to continue this trend this time.

Our Betting Suggestions

As is well known, these two teams were in the same group in this year’s edition of the Europa League, and Sporting in those two matches failed to defeat the Italian representative. Now, things are a bit different, as Sporting has been playing at a very high level recently, while Atalanta has fallen into a crisis of results at the worst possible time, so we highly recommend trying your luck with a home win (1), for which betBonanza has prepared odds of 2.00.

It seems likely that, regardless of the huge stakes, we can expect goals on both sides again, so we highly recommend focusing on the GG (Both Teams to Score) bet, for which betBonanza has prepared odds of 1.75.

Finally, it might be ideal to try your luck with the combination bet 1X and Total OVER 2.5, all with a fantastic odds of 2.40 at betBonanza.

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