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Sporting Lisbon vs Atalanta prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 6 March 2024
Kick-Off: 17:45 UK, 18:45 CET
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade
TV: TNT Sports

Sporting Lisbon vs Atalanta: Top free betting tips

Sporting Lisbon are set to face Atalanta in the Europa League round of 16 on Wednesday night in front of their home supporters at the Estadio Jose Alvalade. It will be the third meeting between the two teams this season after they both battled it out in Group D of the group stages with Atalanta finishing above Sporting by three points. Ahead of the clash, check out our Sporting Lisbon vs Atalanta prediction below.

Correct result prediction: Sporting Lisbon to Win

Sporting Lisbon are flying in the Portuguese Primeira Liga and are currently top with a game in hand on Benfica in second place. Ruben Amorim's men have been excellent of late and they are unbeaten in their last nine matches in all competitions. Atalanta, on the other hand, come into this one struggling for form after three games without a defeat. Their away record is a particular concern as they lost 4-0 against Inter Milan in their last match on away turf.

Both teams to score prediction: Yes

Both of these teams like to get on the front and attack which lends itself nicely to the both teams to score market. They have already covered this market twice this season in their two matches in the group stages so there is no reason to believe history won't repeat itself for a third time. Over the course of the entire season, Sporting Lisbon have only failed to score on one occasion while Atalanta have scored at least once in 11 of their last 12 matches.

​​Correct score prediction: Sporting Lisbon 2-1 Atalanta

Our final Sporting Lisbon vs Atalanta prediction is for the home side to in 2-1 in an entertaining and open match. Sporting only know one way under Amorim while Atalanta should have some confidence coming into the match despite their poor form due to how they performed at this stadium earlier in the season.

Estádio José Alvalade
Estádio José Alvalade, home of Sporting Lisbon – Photo by Icon Sport

How far will Atalanta fans travel to Lisbon?

Atalanta fans have a couple of options available to them for the trip to Lisbon for the match on Wednesday but the quickest and cheapest will be to fly directly from Bergamo to the Portuguese capital. There are regular direct flights between the airports with the flight time just shy of three hours. Alternatively, Atalanta fans could drive but it will take them close to 24 hours while public transport will take close to two days.

Sporting Lisbon vs Atalanta: Tickets

Sporting Lisbon have sold all of their tickets for the match against Atalanta with their passionate supporters keen to see them attempt to add more European silverware to their trophy cabinet. There are some hospitality packages still available which can be purchased through the club. Atalanta are expected to bring around 2,000 supporters to Lisbon for the match but both clubs are urging fans to ignore any third party ticket sales due to scams and touting.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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