Atletico Madrid vs Sporting CP Preview

Atletico Madrid vs Sporting CP

Competition – UEFA Europa League

Stadium – Wanda Metropolitano

Date: 5th April 2018

Kick-off time – 20:05 GMT

Atletico have become one of the Champions League’s biggest teams in recent seasons, however, a poor start to the season saw them leave the Champions League in the group stages after coming 3rd behind AS Roma and Chelsea.

With 9 points separating them and Barcelona in the La Liga and no hope of winning the Copa del Rey, Diego Simeone’s men know this is their only hope of finishing the season with a trophy.

Atleti won over Deportivo 1-0 at the weekend to claim their 12th win from their last 14 games, a run which included Europa League wins over Lokomotiv Moscow and FC Copenhagen.

They have 14 wins from their last 16 games at the Wanda Metropolitana, keeping 13 clean sheets.

Sporting Lisbon haven’t been on their very best form most recently as they have lost 3 of their last 6 competitive games including to Braga at the weekend and to Viktoria Plzen in their previous Europa League game.

As a matter of fact, they have lost 5 of their last 8 games on the road and they have not netted a goal in 3 of those games.

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

Atletico Madrid

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Villarreal 2-1 Atletico Madrid 18 Mar, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Lokomotiv Moscow 1-5 Atletico Madrid 15 Mar, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W Atletico Madrid 3-0 Celta Vigo 11 Mar, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Atletico Madrid 3-0 Lokomotiv Moscow 8 Mar, 2018 UEFA Europa League
L Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid 4 Mar, 2018 Spanish Primera División

Sporting CP

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Sporting CP 2-0 Rio Ave 18 Mar, 2018 Portuguese Liga
L Viktoria Plzen 2-1 Sporting CP 15 Mar, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W GD Chaves 1-2 Sporting CP 12 Mar, 2018 Portuguese Liga
W Sporting CP 2-0 Viktoria Plzen 8 Mar, 2018 UEFA Europa League
L FC Porto 2-1 Sporting CP 2 Mar, 2018 Portuguese Liga

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Sporting CP 2-2 Atletico Madrid 18 Mar, 2010 UEFA Europa League
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Sporting CP 11 Mar, 2010 UEFA Europa League

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