Borussia Dortmund vs Atalanta Preview

Borussia Dortmund vs Atalanta

Competition – UEFA Europa League

Stadium – Signal-Iduna-Park

Date: 15th February 2018

Kick-off time – 18:00 GMT

Borussia Dortmund failed to secure a single win in the Champions League group before dropping down to the Europa League. While Atalanta did not lose a single game in their Europa League group stage matches.

Dortmund will likely be a tougher opponent to Everton and Appolon Limasol.

Dortmund are the most experienced side heading into this game as they have even reached the Champions League final before and have many years experience in European competitions.

Atalanta have struggled to combine domestic and European games this season as they currently lie in 8th position heading into this game, but they have been consistent in Europe and their fans would be looking forward to this game.

These two teams have never met each other competitively before now but they did play a preseason game together in the year 2017 and Atalanta won 1-0 – that was just a fitness game and the result can’t mean much heading into a game of this stature.

Atalanta come into this game off the back of three wins, two losses and one draw from their last 6 games.

Dortmund have drawn 3, lost once, and won twice in their last 6 games.

This game could be a high scoring game as four of Atalanta’s group games saw both teams score, while 4 of Dortmund’s last 6 games have also seen both teams score.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Borussia Dortmund

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W FC Cologne 2-3 Borussia Dortmund 2 Feb, 2018 German Bundesliga
D Borussia Dortmund 2-2 SC Freiburg 27 Jan, 2018 German Bundesliga
D Hertha Berlin 1-1 Borussia Dortmund 19 Jan, 2018 German Bundesliga
D Borussia Dortmund 0-0 VfL Wolfsburg 14 Jan, 2018 German Bundesliga
W Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Zulte-Waregem 8 Jan, 2018 Friendly

Atalanta

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Atalanta 1-0 Chievo Verona 4 Feb, 2018 Italian Serie A
L Atalanta 0-1 Juventus 30 Jan, 2018 Italian Coppa Italia
W Sassuolo 0-3 Atalanta 27 Jan, 2018 Italian Serie A
L Atalanta 0-1 Napoli 21 Jan, 2018 Italian Serie A
W AS Roma 1-2 Atalanta 6 Jan, 2018 Italian Serie A

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Atalanta 1 Aug, 2017 Friendly

 

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