PREVIEW & PREDICTION – Dortmund vs Atalanta 15/02/2018

PREVIEW & PREDICTION – Dortmund vs Atalanta 15/02/2018

In the first leg of the Europa League 16-th tuesday, starting at 18:00, the Dortmund-Atalanta game will be played.

After a start of the year they did not find themselves, the hosts managed to win the second consecutive success after being forced into the game with Hamburger, score 2-0. Borrowed this winter at Chelsea, Michy Batshuany opened the score, while Gotze closed the table in the 90 + 2 minute. Thus, the Belgian scored for the third time in the two games played in the “yellow-black” shirt. With this victory, Dortmund maintains the third position in the Bundesliga, but the fight for the podium is announced this year more tight than ever. Qualifying in the European Spring came after finishing third in Group H in the Champions League. In the three games played on his own ground there was a draw and two defeats.

On the other hand, the guests come after the draw in the Crotone move, score 1-1. The draw was scored in the extreme after Palomina scored in the 88th minute. It was the first goal scored by the 28-year-old defender, from his transfer in the summer of 2017 from Ludogorets. The wrong step cost Atalanta, which is now four points away from the last place that can ensure participation in the Europa League. The Italians got their qualification in 16th after finishing first in Group E, ahead of teams such as Lyon and Everton. In the three moves he did not score a defeat, winning two draws.

Dortmund (4-3-3): Burki – Piszczek Sokratis Toprak Toljan – Dahoud Weigl Kagawa – Pulisic Batshuayi Schurrle

Atalanta (3-5-2): Berisha – Masiello Caldara Palomino – Castagne Cristante Roon Freuler Spinazzola – Gomez Petagna

The two bands met in the summer of 2017, in a friendly framework. Atalanta was then set to the 1-0 scoring limit.

PREDICTION: Dortmund to win @ 1.76