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The rematch between Atalanta and Sporting starts from match zero, so the odds are pretty clear.

One of the most interesting matches of the Europa League second leg will take place in Bergamo, where Sporting will visit. Even though they’re coming off a clean sheet, the Portuguese side are 2.54 times odds at 20bet, which gives you an idea of what to expect on Thursday night.

Even though there is a massive difference in form in favour of the visitors, it was clear in Lisbon that Atalanta are still a top league side. Gasperini’s men far outclassed Sporting on all counts, with a 14-4 shots on goal ratio and 10-4 from corners in favour of the visitors, which is quite telling. The blue and black have been much better, though, as Lookman’s side have failed to win in five games in a row, while the Portuguese have not lost a game of real importance for a long time – and rarely do they play a team of this level.

The most interesting question could be the Portuguese goalkeeper, as 23-year-old Franco Israel will be the goalkeeper.

The Uruguayan netminder has defended in 13 games this season and has 10 goals in total, so he will be in the mix against Scamacas in the opening leg. And speaking of Scamacca, it is interesting to note that Atalanta’s preliminary starting line-up includes the Horizonte international striker as a wedge, who despite having a very poor season, was the best player of the match in Lisbon and scored for Israel.

For us, this match is very much in Atalanta’s favour, despite their seemingly poor form – let’s not forget that they have not won against Italy’s top teams. At 1.95, we’re taking the home side, which we’re offering two tips on the shots. We also recommend Scamacca, who have 4 attempts on the road, and we also offer a good tip on the home side’s shots at this line.

Pick 1: Atalanta win @1.95
Pick 2: Atalanta over 4.5 shots on target @1.72
Pick 3: Scamacca over 2.5 total shots @1.72