Preview - Sevilla vs Atlético Madrid 06 January 19

Started by Harry85, Jan 06, 2019, 02:19 AM

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Match Day 18
Sevilla vs. Atlético Madrid
Sunday, January 6th 2019
23:15pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium

Last five matches form: W D D W D
Average goals per match: 1.76
Average goals against per match: 1.00
Top Scorer: Wissam Ben Yedder & André Silva ( 8 )

Atlético Madrid:
Last five matches form: D D W W W
Average goals per match: 1.47
Average goals against per match: 0.71
Top Scorer: Antoine Griezmann (7)

La Liga resumes this week following the winter break in action. No doubt about the biggest game on Match Day 18; it comes at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, as third placed Sevilla play host to second placed Atlético Madrid. With just two points between the sides, a win for Sevilla will see them assume second position in the standings.

Atlético did the double over Sevilla in La Liga last season, winning 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano and running away with it 5-2 in this game. Sevilla did beat Atlético home and away in the cup though.

Franco Vázquez and Gabriel Mercado are both suspended for Sevilla who must also do without the injured Maxime Gonalons. Diego Costa and Filipe Luis are the absentees for Atlético.

Sevilla started a little slowly at home this season, drawing with Villarreal and losing to Getafe, but have been in pretty formidable form since and arrive here seeking a seventh home league win on the spin. They have only conceded more than one at home on one occasion in their eight games to date.

Atlético as ever are proving to be a mightily tough team to beat, with just the one loss in their 17 La Liga games to date. Five of their eight away games have ended in a draw though, with their only wins coming at Real Vallodolid and Getafe.

We suspect Atlético will give Sevilla plenty of respect here and aim to starve their hosts of space. Diego Simeone's men have become adept at picking up a point on the road and may do so again here.

Prediction: Sevilla 1 - 1 Atlético Madrid

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