Atletico Madrid 4/5 to beat Sporting Lisbon in Thursdays Europa League clash
Competition: Europa League
Market: Atletico Madrid to beat Sporting Lisbon
Odds: 4/5 @ Bet365
As the Europa League reaches the quarter-final stage, Atletico Madrid will travel to Sporting Lisbon for the second leg with a two-goal advantage in the bank.
For the hosts 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 three of their last five in all competitions and have also conceded nine in their last five matches in the Europa League.
As for Atletico Madrid, 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 11 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 five of their matches, they have also scored 15 goals in those five games. In terms of their recent form, the Red and Whites have won 12 of their last 15 in all competitions and have lost just one home match since the start of January.
Bet: Atletico Madrid 4/5 to beat Sporting Lisbon in Thursdays Europa League clash 4/5 @ Bet365>>