PREVIEW & PREDICTION – Atalanta vs Dortmund 22/02/2018

PREVIEW & PREDICTION – Atalanta vs Dortmund 22/02/2018

In the second leg of the Europa League 16th round, on Thursday, starting at 20:05, the Atalanta – Dortmund game will be played. The hosts try to return the unfavorable outcome of the tour (2-3).

At the end of a new evolution less successful, the host team ended the match with Fiorentina in the last stage of the championship, score 1-1. Running in the 16th minute managed to make a comeback thanks to A. Patagna’s 45th + 1’s victory. At the first success this year, the 21-year-old striker has closed the table. With 38 points accumulating, Atalanta missed the chance to get closer to the places leading to the European Cups, staying in the eighth position. If in Serie A, home-made evolutions were not extraordinary, not the same thing happened in the Europa League, where it was imposed in the confrontations with Lyon, Everton and Apollon. With the public on their side, the Italians hope to achieve the success that would allow them to join in the next phase.

On the other hand, guests are coming up with high morale after winning the fourth consecutive success of the weekend, 1-0 away from M’Gladbach. The only goal of the game was scored by Reus in the 32nd minute. It was for the second time in the last three games, when the defensive finished without a goal. Thanks to this success, Borussia climbed to the second position, but the fight for qualification in the Champions League remains extremely intense. Located only at the shelter of a goal’s advantage, it has all the reasons for worrying about the qualification. In the 3 moves he made in the Champions League he scored only one good result, 1-1 with APOEL. Instead, both Madrid and Tottenham each time scored exactly three goals.

Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Berisha – Toloi Caldara Masiello – Hateboer Roon Freuler Spinazzola – Cristante – Gomez Ilicic

Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Burki – Piszczek Sokratis Toprak Toljan – Castro Dahoud – Pulisic Reus Schurrle – Batshuayi

In the tournament, Dortmund scored 3-2. Led by 1-2 in the 56th minute, the “yellow-blacks” returned thanks to the successful doubles of Batshuayi, in minutes 65 and 90 + 1 respectively.

PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.43