The teams approach this meeting in different forms and solve completely different tasks at this stage of the season. Surprisingly for many, Sevilla are trying to keep their position in La Liga, trying not to fall into the relegation zone, while Atletico traditionally for themselves fights for the top 4. The teams have already managed to meet each other twice, and quite recently, and in both matches the team from the capital was unconditionally stronger.
Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid Preview
Sevilla are performing extremely atypically for themselves this season, which has resulted in a struggle for survival in La Liga. A team that is used to fighting for places in the Europa League and the Champions League, now the main thing is to prevent falling into the relegation zone, which is only 3 points away. 15th place and an incoherent game - that's what the Andalusians represent this season, having won only one forced victory in the last 4 matches (1-2 over Rayo, given the complete superiority of the hosts in the game). It is not too clear how the team of Quique Sanchez Flores is going to fix the situation, given that the championship is slowly moving towards the end, but both players and fans have already listed this season in the category of historical failures.
Atletico Madrid Preview
Atletico started 2024 well in the championship, losing only to Girona in an exciting match (4-3) and winning three victories. In the last round, Diego Simeone's team managed to grab one point at the Santiago Bernabeu, drawing with Real Madrid (1-1), scoring in added time. Atletico's calendar is not the easiest, because after a difficult Madrid derby, the team played a cup semi-final match, where they lost to Bilbao (0-1). Diego Simeone understands that it will no longer be possible to catch up with Real Madrid or Girona in the table, so the main goal of the team is the top 4. Considering that Bilbao, which is 5th, is coming on its heels (3 points difference), Atletico is obliged to score points.
Betting Tips for Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid
Total Yellow Card Over 6
Both teams are never against a tough game, and sometimes face-to-face meetings between Sevilla and Atletico turn into a real massacre. The calibre of the players in the squads of both teams, such as Sergio Ramos, Koke, Marcos Llorente and others, also contributes to a high degree of tension. The last 2 face-to-face meetings are indicative in this context - the teams received 10 yellow cards in each game. William Hill evaluates this Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid prediction with odds of 2.75.
Total Under 2.5 Goals
Given Atletico's difficult calendar, the team has dramatically reduced the number of goals scored. After two shootouts with Real Madrid (5-3, 4-2), Atletico have never scored more than two goals. Sevilla, on the other hand, cannot boast of a well-coordinated attacking game throughout the season. At the home stadium, the team scores a little more than a goal per game (16 goals in 12 matches). In this match, we can hardly expect more than two goals, given all these factors. The Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid odds for this outcome are pretty decent - 1.85 from William Hill.
Atletico Madrid to Win
Given all the problems and low morale of Seville, Madrid look preferable in all aspects of the game. Simeone's team knows what kind of football they play and, unlike the opponent in the upcoming match, has a strong character that the head coach has instilled in the players for many years. Sevilla still look like a team that doesn't know what to do on the pitch, which resulted in one of the worst seasons in recent years. William Hill evaluates this Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid tip with odds of 2.05.
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