Atletico Madrid 1/3 to beat Sporting Lisbon in Thursdays Europa League quarter-final
Competition: Europa League
Market: Atletico Madrid to beat Sporting Lisbon
Odds: 1/3 @ Bet365
As the Europa League reaches the quarter-final stage, outright favorites Atletico Madrid will look to take one step closer to the semi-finals when they welcome Sporting Lisbon toEstadio Wanda Metropolitano on Thursday night.
For the hosts, although Atletico may have crashed out of the Champions League at the group stages, the Red and Whites stand as the favorites to lift the Europa League trophy this year. Currently sat second in the La Liga table, while Atletico may sit nine points adrift of runaway league leaders Barcelona, they do hold a four-point buffer over arch-rivals Real Madrid and have already confirmed their spot in the Champions League next season. As for their Europa League form, since dropping into Europe’s secondary tournament, Atletico have won all four of their matches, they have also scored 13 goals in those four games. In terms of their recent form, the Red and Whites have won 12 of their last 14 in all competitions and have lost just one home match since the start of January.
As for the visitors on Thursday night, much like Atletico, Sporting also dropped down to the Europa League after failing to qualify from a group that also held Barcelona and Juventus. Since joining the Europa League, Sporting’s form in the tournament has been mixed. Coming past Astana on the away goals rule, Sporting were also nearly knocked out by Viktoria Plzeň in the quarter-finals. As for their recent form, Sporting have lost two of their last three in all competitions and have also conceded seven in their last four matches in the Europa League.
Bet: Atletico Madrid 1/3 to beat Sporting Lisbon in Thursdays Europa League quarter-final 1/3 @ Bet365>>