Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 25 February 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Sevilla).
Sevilla have eliminated Atletico Madrid out of Copa del Rey winning both of their quarter-final legs. Can Los Rojiblancos halt the Mattressers’ chase for Barcelona at the top of La Liga standings when the two sides meet each other in the most appealing clash of the Matchday on Sunday evening at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan?
Vincenzo Montella’s men have produced a fantastic performance in the first leg of their Champions League R16 clash with Manchester United, but David De Gea did miracles helping his team hold on to a goalless draw before the rematch at Old Trafford.
Overall, Montella seems to have managed to instill the winning mentality into his players as Sevilla have won three on the bounce across competitions before the mentioned draw with the Red Devils. What we especially have to notice is the obvious improvement in team’s defensive efforts since Los Rojiblancos have allowed just one goal in last four matches in all competitions.
Given that Atletico Madrid’s attacking line has been anything but impressive in spite of the winning streak, we could be in for a low-scoring affair to be decided by one or even none goals on Sunday evening.
Diego Simeone’s side owns the best defensive record in the league conceding just nine goals in 24 matches so far. Moreover, the Mattressers have only allowed one goal in last eight matches on the road in Primera Division.
Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head
Trips to Andalusia have rarely been a pleasant experience for Atleti who have only won 4 of 23 matches at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Atletico Madrid came on top when the two teams met on this term of Primera Division (2-0 at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano).
As mentioned above, Los Rojiblancos have won both of their Copa del Rey legs with Atletico netting five goals along the way.
Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
Since Atletico Madrid have only won 4 of 23 away matches with Sevilla, and since the hosts have generally been enjoying a terrific run of form lately, we have to back Montella’s men not to lose at the odds of 1.66 here.
We will alternatively go with the Under 2.5 goals FT bet knowing that both teams have been very tough to break down recently.
Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips
- Sevilla or Draw Double Chance @ 1.66
- Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66