Best Odds: 39/20
While the Premier League season continues to go through a few roadblocks as a result of the ongoing pandemic, many fans are beginning to turn their attention to what’s happening overseas – which includes in Spain. The La Liga campaign has thrown up a parade of surprises up to this point and we’re expecting a few more before we hit Christmas, especially when Sevilla meet Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
They may have dropped into the Europa League but as we’ve come to learn, that’s exactly the kind of competition Sevilla feel comfortable in. Within the context of their league form, they’re the only ones who are giving Real Madrid a run for their money right now. They’ve conceded the fewest goals in La Liga and if they can continue to strike a nice balance, a surge for the title isn’t off the cards.
Fernando is currently out due to a suspension with the following players being on the shelf through injury: Lamela, En-Nesyri, Navas and Suso.
Atletico Madrid seem to have lost a bit of their spark in recent times which is a shame, because they’ve got the kind of squad at their disposal that is capable of dispatching anyone in Europe. There’s just a disconnect within the spine of their team right now and if that trend continues, they could be on for an unbelievably disappointing campaign for a club that currently holds the position of Spanish champions.
Trippier is back in the mix but probably won’t be risked as his match fitness isn’t where it needs to be. Vrsaljko and Griezmann are both injured with Gimenez being tipped to shake off his recent knock.
Factors to Consider
- Sevilla are 2nd in La Liga whereas Atletico are 4th.
- Sevilla have won three, drawn one and lost two of their last six games.
- Atletico have won three and lost three of their last six games.
- Sevilla have scored five goals and conceded four in their last six games.
- Atletico have scored nine goals and conceded seven in their last six games.
Both sides tend to feature in pretty close games and that’s what we’re expecting to see when they meet over the weekend. Atletico are likely going to be the ones who control the game, especially in their opposition’s half, and Sevilla will attempt to frustrate them. We think this is going to be a chess match type of encounter that ends in either a 0-0 or a 1-1 draw.
Best Odds: 39/20
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