For today we have selected the Atalanta – Borussia Dortmund soccer picks After a five-goal first leg match, Atalanta and Borussia Dortmund decide on Thursday 22 February to continue their bid for the 2017/2018 Europa League title. At the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia stadium in Bergamo, the showdown for the second round of the competition has kicked off at 17:05 (Brasília time).
In the first game in Dortmund, the Germans took the field and won 3-2. Thus, they can advance to the last 16 if they win or draw in Italy. If they can score three goals, even defeat by minimum margin serva. The local team needs to win by 1 to 0 or 2 to 1 to qualify. If you take three or more tries, you will have to increase the margin of the score to two goals.
Atalanta – Borussia Dortmund Soccer Picks
The recent performance of Atalanta
The classic against Fiorentina, also in Bergamo on Sunday, February 18, for the Italian Championship, was a good test before this difficult Atalanta mission. The staff was disapproved. It was in the 1-0 against the team of Florence, who played the last five minutes with one less athlete. Defender Nikola Milenkovic was sent off in the 40th minute of the final.
With equality, Atalanta climbed to 38 points (ten wins, eight draws and seven losses) in the Italian Serie A qualifying. It occupies the eighth position, outside the zone of classification for European tournaments, that is closed by Sampdoria, sixth placed, with three points more.
For the confrontation of this Thursday, coach Gian Piero Gasperini has an important doubt in the attack. He is in the infirmary the Danish Andres Cornelius (17 games in season 2017/2018 of the Italian League, three goals). He has been listed among Germany’s reserves, injured in training from outside the match against Fiorentina and if approved by the medical department must be promoted as a starter alongside Andre Petagna (22 goals, three goals).
The current form of Borussia Dortmund
Defeat has not been part of Borussia Dortmund’s vocabulary in 2018. After three draws after the German Championship’s winter stoppage, the team made a series of four wins. The most recent was obtained on Sunday, February 18, by 1 to 0, against Borussia Monchengladbach, at the rival’s home.
With 40 points (11 wins, seven draws and five losses), he is still in contention for the Bundesliga runners-up. It is the most he can covet since Bayern Munich, leader, has 19 points more. As well as being eliminated from the German Cup, the Dortmund team have in the Europa League their only hope of conquest.
The return of midfielder Marco Reus (two matches in the 2017/2018 German Championship, one goal) has raised the hopes of the fans. The player, who is often called up for the German national team, has had knee surgery at the end of last season. He returned to training at the end of January and participated in the last three matches. Against Borussia Monchengladbach scored his first goal after his return. It should be listed again among the holders this Thursday.
Also because coach Peter Stoger has many problems in the industry. Shinji Kagawa (18 matches, five goals), Maximilian Philipp (11 matches, six goals), Sebastian Rode (still without performances) and Jadon Sancho (six games without a goal) are handed over to the medical department. This is in addition to defenders Erik Durm (no performances) and Marcel Schmelzer (nine games, no goal) and striker Andriy Yarmolenko (16 games, three goals), who are also in the infirmary.
Our Atalanta – Borussia Dortmund Picks Bet Explained
Before the duels of the second phase of the Europa League 2017/2018, the only time the teams were face to face was in a friendly held at the beginning of the current season. Atalanta won 1-0.
Teams with offensive vocation, Atalanta and Borussia Dortmund are in a position to promote a very intense game on Thursday. Even because they can not rely too much on their faulty defensive systems. The advantage gained in their dominions could end up making life easier for Dortmund, who has players who are quick enough to pull counterattacks. It is therefore the best option for guessing with a quote of 3.00 in Bet365. Draw draws 3.40 and Atalanta’s win paid 2.30 per 1. Quotes were in effect at 15:48 on 2/19/2018.
Atalanta win @ 2.30