EUROPA: Europa League – Play-off
Match start: 21:05 (GMT+1)
From the quartet of the Italian teams that take part in the first round of the playoffs of the Europa League according to the results of opening matches only Milan had managed to guarantee its getting into the next round ahead of the schedule. But the only leader of the current champion race of Serie A Napoli had lost at home arena to the vice-champion of Germany Leipzig (1:3). It is obvious that now for Maurizio Sarri's team the most important tournament is the national championship.
Atalanta Bergamo (the head coach Gian Piero Gasperini)
But two other Italian clubs Lazio and Atalanta are still facing the fight against their rivals for getting into 1/8 finals.
In the first away match with Borussia Dortmund Gian Piero Gasperini 's team has surprised the football Europe when after a missed goal it has managed to break the match course and even took the lead (1:2). And though at the end of the match the hosts of Westfalenstadiongave fantastic comeback and the final score (3:2) isn't now hopeless for the Italian club.
Borussia Dortmund (the head coach Peter Stöger )
It is obvious that if to compare the squads of current opponents by the number of big names one of the most popular German clubs will have considerable advantages to the opponent.
Today's team of Peter Stöger consists of some participants of the Champions League final 2013 which is headed by Marco Reus and Łukasz Piszczek, plus defending champions of the world Mario Götze and André Schürrle are still playing.
But, as it is well known, star names don’t always guarantee full success. Now, prior to the return leg of two clubs in Reggio nell'Emilia, the victory in the first match had made Borussia a favorite of all two legged fight. And still, Atalanta in the first away match had perfectly proved that it can fight with the star team of Peter Stöger as an equal rival.
Atalanta – 2.30, draw – 3.40, Borussia D – 3.00;
Our tip: both teams to score yes - odds 1.49 10Bet