Atletico Madrid – Sporting CP
Atletico Madrid hosts Sporting CP in a match from the 1/4-finals of the Europa League. Let’s examine this game in our winning soccer predictions for it.
It’s not surprising that Atletico Madrid are considered the number one favourites of winning this trophy. Diego Simeone’s team reached the Champions League final twice in the last five years, proving to be a big force in European football. This season they dissapointed in the Champions League and finished 3rd in their group, but this gave them chances to continue in the Europa League.
In the previous round Atletico dominated over Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow, scoring 8 goals in the two legs and conceding just one. This was another huge showdown from the Spaniards, who already won this competition with Diego Simeone as a manager. Now their big goal is to do it again.
In the Spanish La Liga Atletico Madrid are currently 2nd, being only behind the convincing leader Barcelona. Beating Barca for the title is not possible anymore, but this season would be successful, if Atletico win the Europa League.
Sporting CP on the other hand are third in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, being behind Benfica and Porto. The Lisboa Lions made some mistakes in their last few games in the league, which hurt their ambitions to win the title.
In Europa League Sporting reached the 1/4-finals after eliminating Czech side Viktoria Pilzen. They needed to play extra time against Viktoria, but a crucial goal from Rodrigo Battaglia allowed them to reach the next round.
Sporting will have to make a lot of effort to stop Atletico Madrid’s offensive power. The Spanish side is very motivated to win this competition and to prove once again that they are a big shark on the European scene. We wish you good luck. These are our winning soccer predictions for this clash.