FK Sarajevo vs Atalanta
Europa League Qualifiers
Date: Thursday, 2nd August 2018
Kick-off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Stadion Asim Ferhatović Hase (Sarajevo).
Atalanta were firm favorites to win the double legged tie against Sarajevo and they still are. But Gian Piero Gasperini will be disappointed after seeing his men squander a 2 goal lead from first half to see the match ending in a stalemate. To summarize, Atalanta failed to make the home advantage count and face a tricky away trip to Bosnia.
Sarajevo are known for their inconsistency at this level, having won just 2 of their 10 qualifying matches before this season.
However, the Bosnians have made a good head start to the competitive season by defeating Banants Yerevan from Armenia in the previous round. They can be now recognized as team with firepower upfront having scored 12 goals in 5 competitive games so far this season.
Sarajevo vs Atalanta Head-to-head
The 2-2 stalemate at Bergamo last week is the lone meeting between Atalanta and FK Sarajevo.
Goals from Rafael Toloi and Gianluca Mancini give the Italians 2-0 lead at the break, before quick goals from Haris Handzic and Aladin Sisic restored the parity for the Bosnians midway through the second half.
Sarajevo vs Atalanta Prediction
Atalanta made their first ever Europa League appearance last season and impressed by qualifying for the knockout phase before surrendering to Borussia Dortmund.
They were sterile in the three away games played during the period, wrapped up by a 5-1 stunning win against Everton before 1-1 draws against Lyon and Apollon.
Despite the slip in concentration during the second half of the first leg, Atalanta remain as strong favorites to progress by winning a potential tricky affair in Bosnia
Sarajevo vs Atalanta Betting Tips
Atalanta to win at 1.40 odd is a banker.
Over 2.5 goals at 1.67.