Atalanta vs Sporting CP Prediction & Match Preview

Atalanta go head-to-head against Sporting CP on Thursday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 14/03/2024 at 17:00

Atalanta vs Sporting CP

Atalanta will look to put an end to their five-game winless run in all competitions when they take on Sporting CP in the Europa League last 16, return leg. The Orobici produced a fine display in a 2-2 draw with Juventus at the weekend, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Sporting. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Teun Koopmeiners, who scored a brace against Juve, while Ademola Lookman is pushing for a recall to the starting XI.

The Lions, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-0 win over Arouca. Ruben Amorim’s men are leading the chase for the Primeira Liga trophy and seeing that their main goal is to win the domestic title; home win should be considered. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the trip to Bergamo.

How the bookies view it

Atalanta have the upper hand among the bookies with a home win priced at 11/10 by izzi casino. A victory for Sporting CP is valued at 23/10 by izzicasino while a draw is set at odds of 14/5 by wjcasino.

Atalanta x Sporting CP

Head to head

This will be the fourth meeting this season between Atalanta and Sporting CP with the Italians claiming one win while the other two have ended in draws. Both teams battled to a 1-1 scoreline in the last meeting at Gewiss Stadium.

Players to watch

Gianluca Scamacca has scored in his last two matches against Sporting CP and is priced at 7/4 by yyslot to find the net on Thursday. Teun Koopmeiners has five goals in his last seven matches across all competitions and is priced at 10/3 by wjcasino to maintain his scoring run.

Viktor Gyokeres is usually the most dangerous attacker for Sporting CP and has nine goals in his last 10 matches across all competitions. The striker was also on target in one of the group stage meetings with Atalanta and is priced at 21/10 by izzi casino to get on the score sheet on Thursday.

Recent Meetings

Atalanta and Sporting CP faced each other in the group stage as well. The Italian outfit have managed to claim four points from two meetings with Sporting CP along the way.

The teams played a 1-1 stalemate in the first leg of this R16 tie last Wednesday at Estadio Jose Alvalade.

Each of the previous three head-to-head matches between these rivals provided goals at both ends.

Atalanta vs Sporting CP Prediction

Both Atalanta and Sporting CP generally play attacking-minded football but La Dea have surprisingly limited the Portuguese outfit to very few open looks in the first leg in Lisbon. The Italians were also better in the group phase and they have generally played more high-profile matches this season due to the competitiveness of Serie A. With the home court advantage, we simply have to shoot for Atalanta’s win as the main betting option at the 2.00 odds.

This match has goals in it. Despite Sporting’s poor attacking display in the first leg, we would not be surprised to see the visitors on the scoresheet on Thursday. After all, five of Sporting’s last six games across competitions produced goals at both ends. The fact they notched two or more goals in all but one of the previous eleven away games in all competitions speaks volumes as well. You can get the Over 2.5 goals FT pick at the 1.70 odds.