Ace Football previews the Europa League round 2 match between Sporting CP and Atalanta and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Sporting CP will be hosting an Estadio Jose Alvalade encounter this coming Thursday when Atalanta arrive for a test of their credentials.
Both Sporting CP and Atalanta made the best possible opening to a new Europa League season, claiming three points each in Group D. They now aim to keep their winning starts going this week.
Form: Sporting CP vs Atalanta
Sporting CP Form
Sporting CP are enjoying their football currently with three wins on the bounce, and it began with a 1-2 win against Sturm Graz. They went on to beat Rio Ave by 2-0, before also getting the better of Farense in a 2-3 victory. Sporting CP managed to win two of their past six home matches in the Europa League. In the remaining four, they drew three and lost one, as they scored nine and conceded nine goals.
In their three most recent outings, Atalanta won 2-0 and 0-1 against Cagliari and Verona, before drawing 0-0 against Juventus. In their last six Europa League away matches, Atalanta won four, while also drawing once and losing once, scoring 20 while also conceding six times.
Betting stats and facts for Sporting CP and Atalanta
Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on the data from the last couple of matches that Sporting CP and Atalanta played across all competitions.
- Sporting CP have not lost 29 of the last 31 matches
- Sporting CP have not lost the last 15 home matches in a row
- Sporting CP have scored in the last 17 home matches in a row
- Sporting CP have scored in 18 of the last 19 matches
- In 11 of the last 12 Sporting CP matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Atalanta have scored in 15 of the last 16 matches
- In 7 of the last 9 Atalanta away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Atalanta have scored in 11 of the last 13 away matches
- In 5 of the last 6 Atalanta matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Atalanta have not won 4 of the last 5 away matches
In-form players: Sporting CP vs Atalanta
As the new Europa League campaign has recently started, we are still a bit in the dark, as to which striker will dominate the top scorer table for Sporting CP and Atalanta this season. However, there might be some interesting prospects, when looking at the list of players who are in the best form at the moment.
Betting markets: Sporting CP vs Atalanta
In their last 10 matches at Estadio Jose Alvalade across all tournaments Sporting CP won six times, drew four and lost zero times. Atalanta claimed five wins, one draw and four defeats in their last 10 games away. Sporting CP won their last three matches on the trot. Sporting CP are on a fantastic streak of no less than 16 matches in a row without defeat as the home side.
Both teams to score
Of the previous 10 outings, Atalanta scored the opening goal six times, whereas Sporting CP were first on target in eight of their last 10 games. Sporting CP have won to nil in three consecutive home games. Atalanta have not conceded a goal in four consecutive games.
In the past ten matches, Sporting CP had over 2.5 goals in six of them and scored an average of two goals. Atalanta had over 2.5 goals in four of their last ten matches and scored 1.4 times on average. Sporting CP scored at least one goal in their last eight matches. Atalanta didn’t concede a goal in their last four matches.
Suggested bet: Sporting CP vs Atalanta
To summarize, the upcoming Europa League clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Sporting CP vs Atalanta mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.