Atletico Madrid – Sevilla | 12/01/2021

Atletico Madrid will be looking to record their fifth straight La Liga victory when they continue their 2020-21 campaign at home to Sevilla on Tuesday night. Diego Simeone’s side are currently top of the table, having picked up 38 points from their opening 15 fixtures, while Sevilla occupy sixth position, two points behind fourth-placed Villarreal.

Although Atlético Madrid’s last match saw them eliminated from the cup by a third-tier team for a second consecutive season, their fans will claim they have more important matters to attend to – such as maintaining their lead at the top of La Liga (LL). With three games in hand over their nearest rivals and the best defence across Europe’s top five leagues (0.4 goals conceded on average per match), Atlético are in exceptional form this campaign.

They’ve been unbeatable at home this LL season (W7, D1), keeping six clean sheets so far, and leading at HT in five of their seven wins. An average of 2.38 goals scored per LL home game, coupled with an average of just 0.25 conceded, has been devastating for opposition teams and sets them up nicely to extend an 11-game unbeaten top-flight H2H home run over Sevilla (W5, D6).

However, they may be about to meet their match in a Sevilla side that’s gone unbeaten in nine games across all competitions (W7, D2), and that’s scored in seven straight competitive H2Hs at all venues (W2, D4, L1). The sixth-placed visitors will look to cause a second-half shock to their hosts, and are certainly capable considering a mammoth eight of their nine LL victories this term actually involved a level HT scoreline.

A Sevilla win will put them fourth and into the UEFA Champions League places, and while the odds are against them here, they do travel to Atlético on a four-game unbeaten LL away run (W3, D1). Any Sevilla surge will likely come late though, as they’ve scored five of their nine LL away goals after the 75th minute.

 

Date: 12/01/2021
Time: 23:30
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid)
Pick for this match:
“1” – @ 2.12 ( 1Xbet )

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