Sporting CP vs Atalanta: Preview, kick-off time and where to watch on TV and online – Europa League 2023/24

Atalanta and Sporting CP are the favourites to progress from their Europa League group and they face off in Lisbon on Matchday 2.

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Atalanta face their toughest test in the Europa League group stage as they head to Lisbon to take on Sporting CP at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on Thursday night.

Both Sporting and Atalanta won their opening matches in Group D against Sturm Graz and Rakow Czestochowa respectively, so they are fighting to go into Matchday three in top spot.

Sporting have enjoyed a very positive start to their domestic campaign, winning six and drawing one of their opening seven games. That leaves them top of the Primeira Liga with Benfica and Porto not far behind. Atalanta, meanwhile, are fifth in Serie A after a mixed start to their season.

Atalanta’s Charles De Ketelaere celebrates a Europa League goal with Beat Djimsiti. (@Atalanta_BC)

Sporting CP vs Atalanta: Predicted lineups

There are not many fitness issues for Sporting to contend with at the moment, with the only player certain to miss out against Atalanta being centre-back Jerry St. Juste as he has a muscular issue.

As for Atalanta, their issues lie in the attacking department. Record signing El Bilal Toure is not expected to play for the club until 2024, whilst Gianluca Scamacca has a hamstring injury and will not be back until later in October.

Sporting CP predicted lineup vs Atalanta (3-4-3): Adan; Diomande, Coates, Inacio; Esgaio, Hjulmand, Morita, Santos; Edwards, Gyokeres, Goncalves

Atalanta predicted lineup vs Sporting CP (3-4-1-2): Carnesecchi; Toloi, Djimsiti, Scalvini; Zappacosta, De Roon, Ederson, Bakker; Koopmeiners; Lookman, De Ketelaere

Atalanta’s Curva Nord puts on a display ahead of a Europa League game at the Gewiss Stadium. (@Atalanta_BC)

Sporting CP vs Atalanta: When does the Europa League fixture start?

Kick-off in the Europa League Matchday 2 fixture of Sporting CP vs Atalanta is set for 17:45 WEST, local time in Portugal, on Thursday, October 5.

For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 17:45 BST. That is 12:45 EDT / 09:45 PDT in the United States.

Sporting CP vs Atalanta: Where to watch the Europa League fixture?

For fans in the United States, Sporting CP vs Atalanta will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Europa League Matchday 2.

Sporting CP vs Atalanta will be shown on TNT Sports 9 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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