Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid : Match Preview

Introduction

After scoring the only goal by Suarez against Alaves, Atletico Madrid are looking confident at their away game against Sevilla tonight. The Madrid side is playing top quality football and Suarez is their lucky charm in the attack who is providing goals. Sevilla drew their last away game against Valladolid and are willing to get a victory. If Sevilla wins they will close the gap to Real Madrid. An Atletico Madrid win today will make them 7 points clear at the top. While Atletico Madrid have strength in their attack and defence, Sevilla too are a stable team with quality forwards and midfielders.

Season so far..

Sevilla fought hard in the last game to draw against Valladolid, wherein Bounou scored a last minute equaliser .Lopetegui would be looking forward to a victory over Atletico tonight. Atletico Madrid are having a great season in 2020-21.

Just two defeats against Real Madrid on Dec 2020 and the other against Levante on Feb 2021. Simeone’s side have continued their winning streak. And Simeone is one who doesn’t underestimate his opponent at any cost.

Sevilla FC’s LaLiga form: W-L-L-W-W-D

Atletico Madrid ‘s LaLiga form: L-W-D-W-D-W

Team News and tactics

Lopetegui would be worried with the injury of Aleix Vidal, as he will not be available for the game. Ivan Rakitic, Joan Jordan will be available from the starting. Furthermore, Suso and En-Nesyri should start the game along with Lucas Ocampos. Possible Starting Lineup of Sevilla FC- 4-3-3.

For Atletico Madrid, Savic, Gimenez, Hermoso and Trippier can be seen in the defence, while Koke, Lemar, Saul and Marcos Llorente are expected to start. In addition, Angel Correa and Luis Suarez would complete the forward line. This is because Joao Felix is unavailable due to ankle injury. Possible Starting Lineup for Atletico Madrid – 4-4-2.

Head to Head

Sevilla FC and Atletico Madrid have played 48 matches. Sevilla won 16, Atletico Madrid won 17 and 15 ended in draw. Last match of Sevilla was the aforementioned draw against Valladolid . On the other hand, Atletico Madrid have won their last meeting against Alaves.

Players to watch out

Sevilla FC

Youssef En-Nesyri

En-Nesyri Sevilla

The young Moroccan forward has scored 15 goals in 20 matches, this season. Lopetegui will have a lot of expectation from him tonight.

Ivan Rakitic

The former Barcelona midfielder has been a revelation for his former club so far. Sevilla will be counting on him in the middle of the park tonight.

Atletico Madrid

Luis Suarez

Suarez Atletico Madrid

The Uruguyan forward has been instrumental to Atletico Madrid ‘s season so far. With 19 goals and 2 assists in 25 games, Suarez will look to add more to his tally.

Angel Correa

Atletico Madrid Correa

With Joao Felix missing this game due to injury, Diego Simeone will look upto his compatriot to fill in. Correa has scored 4 goals and 6 assists in La Liga so far, and he will look to prove his dependability in the squad once again.

Conclusion

The Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is going to witness a great clash tonight wherein no team is in the mood to lose points. While Sevilla will be aiming for a Champions League spot, Atletico will be looking to widen the gap at the top.

Consequently, we expect a fiesty encounter between two top sides tonight.

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