Atletico Madrid v Sporting Lisbon Betting Preview | 5th April
In our Atletico Madrid v Sporting Lisbon betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Thursday’s Europa League clash.
Atletico Madrid v Sporting Lisbon Betting Preview
Venue: Metropolitano Stadium
Channel: BT Sport 3
Atletico Madrid certainly proved their worth in the round of 16, as they demolished Lokomotiv Moscow in an 8-1 win over two legs. The Madrid side will look to continue this level of success as they will be hoping over the border to take on Portuguese side, Sporting Lisbon. Atletico currently sit second in the La Liga table – although they wont be able to catch Barcelona, they do have comfortable breathing space between themselves and Real Madrid who sit in third.
On the other hand, Sporting Lisbon are considerably lucky to find themselves at this stage in the tournament. The Portuguese side recorded a routine 2-0 victory over Plzen in the first leg but seemed to struggle in the second. The Czech side stunned Sporting as they beat the Portuguese side 2-1, however, Lisbon’s efforts in the first leg helped carry them through to the Quarter Final.
Both sides have fully fit squads for this fixture, with both William Carvalho and Sebastian Coates returning from suspension for this fixture.
Potential Atletico Starting XI: Oblak: Munoz, Savic, Godin, Gomez; Fernandez, Thomas; Correa, Greizmann, Saul; Costa
Potential Sporting Lisbon Starting XI: Rui Patricio; Piccini; Coates, Mathieu, Coentrao; Fernandes, Carvalho; Martins, Ruiz, Acuna; Dost
Stats & Facts
- The last time the two teams played each other was in 2010, where the game finished 2-2.
- The two teams have only ever played each other twice.
- Atletico – 3/10
- Draw – 19/5
- Sporting Lisbon – 11/1
- Costa to score first – 10/3
- Over 4.5 goals – 6/1