Take a peek at the latest form and team news from RB Leipzig and Atalanta:
RB Leipzig Form and Team News
RB Leipzig have clicked in the business end of the season and are beginning to look like strong contenders to go all the way in the Europa League. The Germans are the team to beat in the EL, and a 12-match unbeaten run since early February suggests they have found their best form.
They recorded three draws and nine wins in that run, although 2 of those victories were walkovers after Spartak Moscow were excluded from European competition for being a Russian team. They scored 30 goals across the 10 matches they played in that run, averaging 3 goals per game. Emil Forsberg has scored the most goals for them in the EL with two goals.
RB Leipzig will be without Amadou Haidara and Yussuff Poulsen, who have to sit out this encounter due to injuries.
Atalanta Form and Team News
The club from Bergamo have suffered erratic form recently, showing flashes of brilliance but failing to live up to the expectations of football fans all over the world. They have already eliminated one German team, though, gaining home and away victories over Bayer Leverkusen in the previous playoff round (4–2 on aggregate).
Three wins and 1 draw in all competitions came with all wins by a 1-goal margin, but their loss to Napoli brought Atalanta crashing down to earth. With their chances of European qualification getting slimmer by the day, victory in the Europa League is an assured ticket to the Champions League next season. Ruslan Malinovski has been their standout performer in the Europa League with 3 goals and 2 assists.
Atalanta will travel to Germany without Rafael Toloi, who remains on the sidelines due to an injury.