Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla match preview and predictions for Tuesday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups ahead of this heavyweight clash at the Wanda Metropolitano.
- DATE: Tuesday 12th January 2021
- KICK-OFF: 21:30 (local time)
- STADIUM: Wanda Metropolitano
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla Preview
There’s a big game in LaLiga on Tuesday as Sevilla travel to the Wanda Metropolitano. Atleti have topped the table for most of this season with a small advantage but a number of games in hand. Now comes the time when they really need to make those matches count in order to open up a genuine lead on Real Madrid and a resurgent Barcelona.
Atleti have played three fewer matches than those two after their weekend game against Athletic fell victim of a heavy snowstorm in Madrid. Last week’s embarrassing Copa del Rey exit at Cornella at least ensures they have a bit of space in their calendar to try and squeeze in these rescheduled games and despite that cup loss, they have the chance to make it 5 league wins on the spin here.
After Real Madrid dropped points at the weekend, Atleti would have a 10 point advantage at the top were they to win all of their games in hand. They are clearly in pole position in this title race but that brings its own pressures and even against tough opposition here, they really need to claim maximum points to fully assert themselves as the team to beat this year in LaLiga.
Sevilla are made of stern stuff these days though and they are well capable of competing in this match having drawn all of their last 4 league games vs Atleti. Julen Lopetegui’s side won a 3-2 thriller against Real Sociedad at the weekend with Youssef En-Nesyri scoring a hat-trick. That result reestablishes them as firm favourites to join the ‘big three’ in the top four this season although they may face real competition from Villarreal.
Overall, they are still perhaps a bit short of the kind of quality needed to mount a serious title challenge. This match should give us some indication as to whether they are even outside contenders and a surprise victory at the Wanda Metropolitano would certainly lay down a real marker, whilst also moving Sevilla into the top four and within 5 points of their opponents in 1st place.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Atleti Win, 1 Sevilla Win, 4 Draws.
- All of the meetings in the last two seasons in LaLiga have been drawn.
- Sevilla are unbeaten on their last 3 visits to the Wanda Metropolitano since a 2-0 defeat in September 2017.
- The last meeting between the two which didn’t end up level, was Atleti’s thumping 5-2 win in Seville in February 2018, almost three years ago.
Héctor Herrera may be the only absentee here for Atleti with Stefan Savic returning from a ban. Kieran Trippier is expected to be available with his betting ban on hold.
Jesus Navas is fit following a hamstring injury for Sevilla who may rotate in midfield with Oliver Torres potentially starting against his former club.
Predicted Atleti Starting Lineup:
Oblak – Hermoso, Gimenez, Savic – Carrasco, Llorente, Koke, Trippier – Correa, Suarez, Felix (3-4-3)
Predicted Sevilla Starting Lineup:
Bono – Acuna, Kounde, Carlos, Navas – Fernando, Torres, Jordan – Ocampos, En-Nesyri, Suso (4-3-3)
Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla Predictions
Score Prediction: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Sevilla
Sevilla have shown this season that they can go to grounds they might have been rolled over at in recent years, and get results. Away draws against the likes of Chelsea and Barcelona ought to give them the confidence they need to approach this one with the expectation of getting a result and while Atleti ought to be the fresher side, they may struggle to open up a resilient Sevilla and this one may end up all square.
Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla Betting Tips (18+)
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