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Prediction: Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions 25 Jan 2024

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Prediction: Atletico Madrid to win 3-1

Best Odds: 9/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid and Sevilla will lock horns with each other in the Copa del Rey this week. The quarter-final tie between Colchoneros and Los Nervionenses will be held at the Metropolitano Stadium and is scheduled to kick off at 8 pm UK time on Thursday.

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid are one of the biggest clubs in Spain who tend to challenge for the La Liga title and also compete in the UEFA Champions League. Although things have not been particularly great for the Madrid outfit this season, they could still have a very good chance of having a successful campaign.

Diego Simeone’s side are fourth in the La Liga table at the moment with 41 points from 20 matches. They are 11 points behind leaders Girona, who have played 21 games. Atletico will take on Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 in February.

Atletico will be confident of winning against Sevilla in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. They will head into the tie on the back of a 1-0 victory over Granada away from home in La Liga. Atletico beat Real Madrid 4-2 in the last round of the Copa del Rey.

Team News:

Atletico Madrid are likely to line up in a 3-5-2 formation. Oblak will be in goal for the former La Liga champions and will have Savic, Gimenez and Hermoso ahead of him in attack. Molina, Koke, De Paul, Saul and Lino will be the five midfielders. Morata and Griezmann will be the two centre-forwards for Atletico. Thomas Lemar (Achilles), Cesar Azpilicueta (knee) and Vitolo (ACL) are on the sidelines.

Sevilla

Sevilla are one of the biggest clubs in Spain and have been one of the most successful Spanish teams in recent years. Los Nervionenses won the UEFA Europa League in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020 and 2023 and have consistently played in the UEFA Champions League in recent seasons.

Quique Sánchez Flores’s side are in danger of getting relegated to the Segunda Division at the end of the season. Sevilla are 17th in the La Liga table now with 16 points from 21 matches, a point above third-from-bottom Cadiz.

Sevilla will head into the Copa del Rey tie against Atletico Madrid on the back of a 5-1 defeat to Girona away from home in La Liga. They beat Getafe 3-1 on the road in the last round of the Copa del Rey.

Team News:

Sevilla are likely to line up in a 4-3-3 formation. Dmitrovic will be in goal for the visiting team. Navas, Marcao, Ramos and Pedrosa will be the four defenders. Jordan, Sow and Rakitic will be in midfield and will have Lamela, Romero and Ocampos in attack.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Atletico Madrid have won 4 of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
  • Alvaro Morata has scored 18 goals and given 2 assists in 25 matches in all competitions for Atletico Madrid.
  • Antoine Griezmann has scored 16 goals and provided 4 assists in 26 matches in all competitions for Atletico Madrid.
  • Sevilla have lost 4 of their last 6 games in all competitions.
  • Youssef En-Nesyri has scored 7 goals and given 1 assist in 23 matches in all competitions for Sevilla.

Conclusion

Atletico Madrid are in better form than Sevilla and also have the better team. Playing at home will give Diego Simeone’s side an advantage. It is very likely that Atletico will win the tie against Sevilla.

Prediction: Atletico Madrid to win 3-1

Best Odds: 9/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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