Accurate prediction for the match between Sevilla and Atletico Madrid on 18 December 2021. Sevilla face Atletico Madrid at Ramon Sanchez Pizhuán in the centrepiece of the 18th round of the Spanish championship. All odds and statistics for the match can be found at download 1xbet app nigeria.
Sevilla beat Athletic Bilbao
Julen Lopetegui’s side sit in 2nd place in the La Liga table with 34 points. In 16 rounds, the Red and Whites have achieved 10 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses.
Sevilla are proving to have serious ambitions in the national championship this season. Lopetegui’s side are now only five points adrift of Real Madrid in terms of points lost. For the sake of the Spanish championship, the Andalusians have relegated their performance in the Champions League, forcing them to relegate from the group stage of that tournament to the Europa League play-offs.
On 11 December, the Nervión secured their second successive win in the Spanish league. “Sevilla barely beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0 away. The only goal of the game was scored by Thomas Delaney, who scored for the first time this season.
Atletico lose to Real Madrid in the derby
Diego Simeone’s side sit fourth in the Spanish league table with 29 points after 16 meetings. The Madrid side have eight wins, five draws and three defeats.
Atletico are far from marking a title defence in La Liga. “The Indians are 10 points behind Real Madrid in terms of points lost. Simeone’s men could have narrowed that gap on 12 December when they faced neighbours Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. However, Atlético de Madrid suffered a 0-2 defeat for the second successive matchday without a point.
Madrid lost their last meeting in Seville
A draw is the most popular outcome between the teams from Sevilla and Madrid. In the 6 encounters in La Liga it has happened 4 times and once more one of the teams has emerged victorious. Interestingly, 5 of the 6 encounters have been decided by a total of less than 2.5.
In the last La Liga draw, Sevilla and Atletico each won 1 meeting. On January 12, the reigning champions defeated the Red and White in Madrid (2-0), while Sevilla registered a 1-0 victory at home on April 4.
Oblak and Koque might not feature for the Spurs
Sevilla have lost their leading midfield player Fernando due to suspension. Defender Jesus Navas, midfielder Eric Lamela and forward Youssef En-Neciri will miss the home game through injury, while defender Marcos Acuña and striker Suso are still likely to play against the Indians.
Atletico are without 3 injured players in their next games – defenders Stefan Savic and Shime Vrsaljko and forward Antoine Griezmann. Goalkeeper Jan Oblak, defender José Jiménez and midfielder Coque also have minor health problems.
Prediction and bet: Sevilla win with a handicap (0)
Sevilla’s chances of winning the upcoming match will be slightly higher. This is due to the Red and White’s excellent statistics in La Liga home games. Lopetegui’s side have defeated all their opponents in seven games, with the exception of Alaves (2-2).
Atletico have been losing points regularly in recent fixtures. In addition, they frequently fail to score on the road. In 8 away encounters, Atletico have won 4 games, with 2 draws and 2 defeats. In the last 5 games, the Indians were defeated only by relegation-zone side Cadiz (4-1). Therefore, a draw or defeat for Atlético Seville would not be sensational.