Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 6 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Sevilla).
Sevilla host Atletico Madrid in the most exciting affair of the Matchday No 18 on Sunday afternoon at Ramon Sabchez Pizjuan. The hosts will be looking to take advantage of their impressive form in front of their crowd to pick up a three pointer which would see them go off the Mattressers in the second place of the league ladder.
Atleti are currently two points above Sevilla, but three behind reigning champions Barcelona at the very top of the standings. A loss here could thus hurt Diego Simeone’s title ambitions badly. The Argentine manager has reasons to be worried ahead of the trip to Andalusia knowing that his men only claimed two wins in eight away matches this season in La Liga. They did lose just one, but five draws in eight away outings is certainly not a record title hopefuls can be proud of.
Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head
Teams are lock at 17 wins apiece coming into landmark 50th H2H encounter.
Atletico Madrid celebrated a demolishing 2-5 victory on their previous visit to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in late-February last year.
At least three goals were seen in all of past three head to head affairs between these two sides.
Sevilla won 11, drew 8 and lost only 5 of 24 home matches against the Mattressers.
Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
Los Rojiblancos have been very tough to break down on the home patch this season. They won 6, drew 1 and lost 1 of 8 home ties conceding just 5 goals in the process. They shipped just two in last five games in all competitions.
They are up against the league’s best defensive line which only allowed 12 goals in 17 league affairs this term. We could thus likely see an end to the high-scoring streak in this H2H match-up. Under 2.5 goals FT is our main betting call and you can back it at the odds of 1.66. Alternatively, the draw looks to be the most likable of three outcomes and is worth backing at 3.10.
Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6)
Draw @ 3.10 (21/10).