Sporting vs Atlético de Madrid: 2nd leg of the Europa League’s quarter-finals on the
Iberian duel that has put Atlético de Madrid against Sporting.
And that on the first leg started off with a 2-0 win for Atlético. After that match, chaos is reigning at the Portuguese club.
The history of this match is around two very strong aspects in my opinion:
1) Atlético’s individual and tactical power, with a team that is almost perfect tactically and that knows how to defend like no other, much thanks to the ideas of their manager Diego Simeone.
Adding to those abilities, we still have the individual qualities of players like Griezmann, Diego Costa and their goalkeeper Oblak.
On the past weekend, Atlético played at the Bernabéu against Real, on a match that finished with a 1-1 draw and that left Ronaldo’s team 4 points behind this Atlético, which means it was a large step towards finishing in 2nd place of La Liga.
2) Sporting is living one of the worst periods in their history, with a huge crisis between the chairman and the roster.
Everything happened after the match in Madrid, with the president pinpointing mistakes to some of the players that played in Madrid and implying that some of them saw yellow cards on purpose not to play in the 2nd leg (Coentrão and Bas Dost).
After those accusations, the players rose up and came out publicly against the club’s leader, which made him suspend the players, which put on the table the possibility of Sporting utilizing the reserves on the match against Paços de Ferreira.
Everything was “solved” and their main players played, but the tension is still there, with the fans making a lot of pressure for the president to quit, and that way, it is impossible to work properly, let alone perform well against a team like this Atlético that will certainly know how to take advantage of all of this.
Sporting vs Atlético de Madrid – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Sneakiness and technical quality on one side, suspicion, concern and tension on the other.
We have all the ingredients to see Atlético winning again, and that will precisely be the suggested bet here, since I think it has a lot of value.
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