Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla: prediction, preview and team news

Atletico Madrid will be looking to record their fifth straight La Liga victory when they continue their 2020-21 campaign at home to Sevilla on Tuesday night.

Atletico Madrid are back in action in La Liga this week as they play one of their games in hand against a resurgent Sevilla outfit at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Diego Simeone’s outfit has been exceptional this season and will want to win this game.

Diego Simeone’s side are currently top of the table, having picked up 38 points from their opening 15 fixtures, while Sevilla occupy sixth position, two points behind fourth-placed Villarreal.

Sevilla are currently in sixth place in the La Liga standings with two games in hand and have made commendable progress under Julen Lopetegui. The Andalusian outfit edged Real Sociedad to an exhilarating 3-2 victory over the weekend and will be confident ahead of this fixture.

Atletico Madrid are at the top of the table at the moment and will view this season as an excellent opportunity to pip Barcelona and Real Madrid to the La Liga title. Los Colchoneros have registered four consecutive victories in La Liga and face a crucial test on Tuesday.

Key Stats:

  • Their last four meetings in the league have ended in a draw.
  • Both teams have scored in their last seven fixtures.
  • The host has recorded three of their last five overall wins.
  • Their previous encounter resulted in a 2-2 draw at Madrid.
  • The host has been unbeaten in their recent five clashes.
  • Atletico Madrid have lost just one of their last 19 LaLiga games against Sevilla, 1-0 at Ramos Sanchez-Pizjuan in October 2016.
  • Atletico Madrid are unbeaten in their last 19 Laliga home games, the best current run of any side at home in the competition.

Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are on an even footing as far as the head-to-head record is concerned and have won 16 games apiece out of a total of 47 matches played between the two teams.

The previous meeting between the two sides in March last year ended in an exhilarating 2-2 draw.

Sevilla haven’t won a La Liga away game against Atletico Madrid since September 2008, thanks to Luis Fabiano’s direct free-kick goal.

Sevilla are one of just five teams to have won against Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano in all competitions.

The fact that the Red and Whites have three games in hand over both Real Madrid and Barcelona but are still top is incredible, indeed, Atletico sit one point ahead of second-placed Real Madrid and four clear of third-placed Barca, which is an indication of their strength at the summit.

Atletico Madrid have always been a giant in La Liga but have managed to exceed expectations with their exploits this season. The likes of Joao Felix and Luis Suarez have been exceptional in the past few weeks and have a point to prove in this match.

Sevilla are known for their robust and reliable performances against Spain’s biggest clubs and will present Atletico Madrid with a stern challenge. Sevilla are certainly capable of upsetting Atletico, but it is difficult to back against Simeone’s side, who have been excellent this season.

Our Prediction: Atletico Madrid @ 2.00

Source: BetInAsia Black

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