Atalanta BC and Sporting CP will renew their rivalry in a crucial Europa League Group D encounter at the Gewiss Stadium on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Both teams are vying for a place in the knockout stages, making this match a must-win for either side.
Atalanta, currently first in the group with 10 points from four matches, are determined to secure their place in the next round. They have been in impressive form this season, winning their last four games across all competitions.
Sporting CP, on the other hand, are second in the group with seven points from four matches. They have shown their resilience in recent matches, winning their last three games in the Primeira Liga.
This match promises to be an exciting affair, with both teams having something to play for. Atalanta will be buoyed by their home advantage and recent form, while Sporting CP will be looking to capitalize on Atalanta's attacking style of play.
Injuries: Hans Hateboer and Berat Djimsiti are doubtful due to recent injuries.
Suspensions: None reported.
Team Form: Atalanta has been in good form in Serie A, securing wins in their last three games. Their European campaign has been equally strong, with a series of impressive performances.
Injuries: Pedro Gonçalves is sidelined due to a hamstring injury.
Suspensions: Sebastian Coates is suspended following his red card in the last match.
Team Form: Sporting has shown mixed results in the Primeira Liga but have been consistent in their European outings, making them a formidable opponent.
This match is a toss-up, with both teams having a chance of winning. However, Atalanta's home advantage and recent form could give them a slight edge.
Atalanta to win
Sporting CP to win
Both teams to score
Over 2.5 goals
Atalanta to score the first goal
Atalanta vs Sporting Possible Line-ups
Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Musso, Scalvini, Djimsiti, Kolasinac; Hateboer, De Roon, Ederson, Ruggeri; Koopmeiners, Lookman; Scamacca
Sporting CP (3-4-2-1): Adan; Diomande, Coates, Neto; St Juste, Hjulmand, Morita, Santos; Goncalves, Paulinho; Gyokeres
Atalanta vs Sporting CP Head-to-Head
This will be the third meeting between the two teams. Atalanta won the first encounter 2-1, while Sporting CP won the second encounter 3-1.
Time, Venue, and Where to Watch
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
Time: 6:45 PM WAT
Venue: Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo, Italy
Where to Watch in Nigeria
Football enthusiasts in Nigeria can catch the live action on DSTV's SuperSport 3, or stream it through the Showmax app.