Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two sides targeting a top four finish meet.
by Mark Sochon – @marksoc1
Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla Preview
Sevilla head to the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday afternoon in a significant game in the race for Champions League qualification. These two sides have to be seen as the current front-runners to secure 3rd and 4th this season in La Liga although Getafe currently separate the two clubs in the table while Real Sociedad are also firmly in the mix.
With Atleti currently only in 5th, they certainly can’t afford to take their eye off the ball here, despite a huge Champions League trip to Anfield this coming week. They’ve taken 4 points from their 2 league games since defeating Liverpool in the 1st Leg and they’ll be hungry to maintain that momentum by winning this game too.
It has been a turbulent few weeks at Sevilla with the fans starting to turn on Julen Lopetegui. That’s all the more curious given their recent results have actually been pretty good with Europa League progress secured as well as back-to-back league wins with 3 goals scored in both matches. Their recent 3-0 victory at Getafe may certainly act as a blueprint in terms of the tactics they are likely to employ here.
Atleti are starting to get some players back towards full fitness which has at least eased their attacking problems although Angel Correa now looks to have played himself into Diego Simeone’s regular starting XI. They are missing key midfielder Thomas Partey to suspension here though while Sevilla are also without their main holding midfielder Fernando for the same reason.
Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
The last 3 meetings between these clubs have all ended 1-1 and you can certainly see a repeat here. While they aren’t always entertaining, Sevilla have a bit more steel about them on the road under Julen Lopetegui and they really showed that well at Getafe a fortnight ago. They look capable of putting in a similar kind of display that should be enough for them to leave the Wanda Metropolitano with a result.
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Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Atleti Win, 2 Sevilla Wins, 3 Draws.
- The last 3 meetings have all ended 1-1.
- Both teams have scored in all of the last 6.
- The 3 competitive meetings at the Wanda Metropolitano have produced a win each and a draw with Sevilla’s victory coming in the Copa del Rey.
Predicted Line Ups
Atletico Madrid Team:
Oblak – Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Trippier – Koke, Llorente, Saul, Felix – Correa, Morata (4-4-2)
Vaclik – Reguilon, Carlos, Kounde, Navas – Gudelj, Jordan, Vazquez – Ocampos, En-Nesyri, Suso (4-3-3)