Feb 20, 2018
Feb 20, 2018

La Liga preview: Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid

Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid odds

Inform your Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid prediction

Analysing the Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid stats

La Liga preview: Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid

Sevilla play Atletico Madrid this weekend in the highlight fixture from La Liga. Looking for value in the Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid odds? Read on to inform your Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid prediction.

A close look at the Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid odds

The odds suggest an away win for Atletico Madrid but imply a less than 50% chance of this result occurring. Sevilla are favourites on the +0.5 handicap at 1.699* so it is expected to be a close game.

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Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid stats: What you need to know

Time: Sunday 25th February 19:45 GMT kickoff

Venue: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium

  • Sevilla’s La Liga home record: seven wins, three draws, one loss
  • Atletico Madrid are undefeated away from home in La Liga: eight wins, four draws
  • Atleti have conceded one goal in their last seven La Liga matches
  • The Madrid side have scored over 2.5 goals just three times in La Liga this season
  • No player from either side has scored more than 8 La Liga goals
  • Sevilla have won three of their last ten games
  • The Seville side have conceded over 2.5 goals six times this season

Inform your Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid prediction

Second meets fifth in a big matchup in La Liga. Sevilla are chasing a European qualification place whilst Atletico Madrid are aiming to maintain the pressure on Barcelona at the top of the La Liga table.

Sevilla started the season strongly but have eased off in the last ten games. The Sevillanos have suffered from poor defensive displays at times, conceding over 2.5 goals six times this season.

Atletico have maintained their title run and are still undefeated away from home. Their defence has been superb this season with goalkeeper Jan Oblak beaten just nine times so far in the league.

As good as they have been in defence Atleti do not often score high numbers of goals. They have scored three or more goals only three times this season. For comparison title rivals Barcelona have scored this number of goals ten times this season already.

The game could open up if Sevilla score the first goal but the clinical finishing of Costa and Griezmann alongside Oblak’s brilliance makes this unlikely. Should Atleti score first expect them to maintain possession and attempt to see out a low scoring game.

Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid: Where is the value?

The game is a tough one to call with the betting market undecided on a clear winner.

Sevilla have struggled in defence at times this season. Their opponents have conceded just a single goal in their last seven La Liga games. Conceding even one is likely to put a win out of Sevilla’s reach short of an unexpected defensive collapse from Atleti.

It is not Atletico’s style to open up and overcommit in attack so a low scoring game could be in store. Under 2.5 goals is available at 1.709* and offers value given the likelihood of a narrow Atleti win or low scoring draw.

Atletico Madrid are available at 1.680* on the -0.0 handicap. Given their defensive strength and Sevilla’s relative weakness at the back it would be surprising to see a home win. Covering both the draw and an Atletico Madrid win could be a smart move as a result.

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