Atletico Madrid hosts Sevilla
Atletico Madrid hosts Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano in a really interesting derby from the 27th round of La Liga. In these La Liga predictions we will give you a short, but solid preview of this fixture in the Spanish capital.
Atletico Madrid are looking for a win in order to return to La Liga’s Top 4. Right now Los Colchoneros are 5th with 44 points, but just two points behind Sevilla and one point behind Getafe. A win on Saturday will guarantee Atletico a return among the first four in the standings.
Atletico are unbeaten in their last four games in the league, winning twice and doing two draws. Last week Diego Simeone’s team missed a good opportunity to win, though, doing a 1-1 draw during the visit to Espanyol in Barcelona. Saul scored Atleti’s goal in the match while Stefan Savic scored himself an own goal.
Just four days later Atletico Madrid will have a hard visit to Anfield against Liverpool in the Champions League. Have this in mind because Cholo Simeone might prioritize the match on Wednesday in England.
Sevilla are currently third in La Liga with 46 points, fighting for a Top 4 finish and a return to the Champions League. So far Julen Lopetegui’s debut season in Andalusia is going well. If Los Rojiblancos finished in the Top 4 this is going to be a successful campaign for them.
Sevilla had a difficult game in the previous round of the league when they hosted Osasuna. The match ended with a 3-2 win for the hosts. The new signing Youssef En Nesyri scored two goals for the hosts, while Lucas Ocampos also put the ball behind Sergio Herrera’s back.
In these La Liga predictions we must warn you that this is a very difficult game to make a prediction to. Atletico Madrid are very strong at home, but they have a Champions League game four days later. Sevilla on the other hand are a team which can hurt everyone.