12th January 2021 – 21:30, Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
Atletico Madrid will host Sevilla in the postponed match of the La Liga 1st round on Tuesday evening. The home side is looking forward to increasing their advantage in the title race, while the visitors want to challenge the top four spots.
Match Preview & Team News
Although they didn’t play last weekend due to the snowstorm in Madrid, the hosts remained the La Liga leaders after Real Madrid’s hiccup against Osasuna in Pamplona. However, Diego Simeone’s side suffered a shocking elimination from Copa del Rey after being beaten by minnows Cornella. Nevertheless, that bad day in the office cannot overshadow the great campaign by Los Colchoneros. Luis Suarez and the lads are one point ahead of the defending champions Real Madrid, but they also have three games in hand. Atletico tied four victories in a row, while their defense is pure perfection – the hosts conceded only six goals. Nobody managed to beat them at Wanda Metropolitano yet, and only Huesca got away with a point in their pocket. The home side doesn’t have significant injury troubles, and they want to continue their winning streak.
Sevilla sits in 6th place, but they are only two points behind the fourth-placed Villarreal, having two games in hand. The visitors are enjoying an unbeatable run that lasts for the previous nine games in all competitions. During that time, Sevilla failed to celebrate only on two occasions. Julen Lopetegui’s side booked a vital 3:2 victory over Real Sociedad last weekend in a thrilling match. Youssef En Nesyri netted a hat-trick and again brought all three points to his team. Although the visitors haven’t been too efficient so far, their defense is the second-best in the league. Sevilla missed the chance to win only once on the last four outings, and they will try to remain undefeated again against the league leaders.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
It is going to be a very tight clash between two in-form sides. Atletico Madrid is a slight favorite, and they should capitalize on having a bit more time for preparation for this game. Therefore, we believe they are going to secure all three points.
Goals Market Prediction
This is a clash of the two tightest defenses in the competition. However, we didn’t see any of the sides keeping the clean sheet in their last seven head-to-head clashes. The odds of an efficient game are very attractive, and we hope to see at least three goals in total.
Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla
Atletico Madrid to win @ 2.00
Over 2.5 FT @ 2.60
Correct score 2:1 @ 9.50