Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 15 May 2022
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano.
The outcome of this matchup will possibly determine who finishes 3rd on the podium along with Real Madrid and Barcelona. For defending champions Atletico Madrid this is a matter of pride.
Because anything less than a podium finish should be unacceptable to their fans, especially after they had won the title just an year back.
As of now they are placed 3rd in the table and they have already ensured participation in the next edition of the Champions league. This will allow them to play without pressure, and especially since they are at home, we can expect them to put on one of their finest performances.
However, Sevilla are placed 4th and they have not yet confirmed their ticket to the Champions league. They do have a 5-point lead over the 5th placed Real Betis, and with 2 games remaining anything can happen.
It is in the best interest of the team to go for the kill this Sunday, and to ensure a top-four finish at any cost. Leaving such a thing for the final match-day would be an extremely risky affair.
Likely, expect a fierce encounter between the 2 this Sunday at the Wanda Metropolitano. Moreover, in this final phase of the campaign, this is also going to be a humongous ego clash between 2 of the best teams in the league. Chances are high for goals to come in plenty.
Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla Head-to-head (h2h)
- 8 of the last 10 encounters had goals from both teams.
- 6 of the previous 12 meetings had 3 or more goals.
- It’s been 6 years since the visitors have kept a clean sheet at this ground.
- The latest meeting at this ground had finished in a 2-0 win for the hosts.
Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla Prediction & Analysis
Diego Simeone’s men won 0-2 on the road the last match day against Elche, and they are also on a 2-game winning streak. Do also not that they are on an 8-fixture unbeaten run at home and 5 of these were wins.
On the other hand, Sevilla were held to 0-0 draw at home the past game week by Mallorca. However, they are on a 4-fixture unbeaten run, and they were invincible in ten of their past 13 fixtures. In fact, of their total 3 losses during this stretch, 2 had come against Real Madrid and Barcelona.
As these two teams lock horns with each other in anticipation of a podium finish, expect a very nervous affair. Goals are expected to come from both sides of the pitch this weekend.
Key Stats for Betting
- Atleti have lost just twice at this venue all through the campaign.
- Meanwhile Sevilla had lost just thrice on the road.
Tips for Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).