Atalanta and Sporting Lisbon are back in action in Group D of the Europa League when they lock horns at the Gewiss Stadium on Thursday.
While the hosts have already guaranteed their spot in the knockout stages, the Portuguese outfit need just a draw to secure their place in the qualifying playoff.
Atalanta and Sporting (commonly referred to as Sporting CP) meet again 2 months after the Group D match which Atalanta won 1-2. Atalanta are aproaching the match after a defeat from Napoli last Sunday.
Sporting, on the other hand, are approaching the match in a good mood after claiming a 8-0 win in National cup against Dumiense.
Atalanta have lost to Napoli in their previous match while Sporting have won Dumiense in their previous match. Overall, Atalanta have won 10 of their last 18 matches, losing 4 and drawing 4, while Sporting have won 14 of their last 19 matches, losing 3 and drawing 2.
Atalanta have won twice (1-0 against Sturm on 10th of November and 0-3 against Empoli on 31st of October), lost twice (1-2 against Napoli on 26th of November and 1-2 against Inter Milan on 5th of November) and drew twice (1-1 against Udinese on 12th of November and 2-2 against Sturm on 27th of October) in their most recent 6 matches.
Sporting have won 5 times (8-0 against Dumiense on 27th of November, 2-1 against Rakow on 10th of November, 3-2 against Estrela Amadora on 6th of November, 4-2 against SC Farense on 3rd of November and 0-2 against Boavista on 31st of October) and lost once (2-1 against Benfica on 13th of November) in their most recent 6 matches.
Atalanta and Sporting have met once since October 2023. Atalanta have won that match. The most recent match between them took place on October 6, 2023 at the Group D of Europa League where Atalanta won 1-2. Atalanta have scored 2 goals in these 1 head-to-head match in total while Sporting have scored 1.