La Liga Match Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Sevilla

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Updated: September 25, 2014
Atletico Madrid week 5

Match Date: 28 September 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Estadio Vicente Calderon

(Featured image: Atletico Madrid | Source: ibnlive.in.com)

 

The last time Atletico Madrid and Sevilla met in a brawl, the final tally rendered the sides even. In the current La Liga rankings, they are positioned side-by-side and are only separated by two points, with the guests taking the lead.

 

Atletico Madrid

Defending champions Atletico Madrid have lost Diego Costa to Chelsea, which might explain their slightly unflattering performance in the new season of La Liga. Parking at number three, the side have won three of their last five league matches while the remainders were draws. Although they remain unbeaten in the Spanish top-flight football, they are in constant pressure by the current leaders, Barcelona, as well as their upcoming foes, Sevilla who have made impressive stunts to put themselves in the top two. In addition, they lost all the points to Olympiakos from their latest appearance in the Champions League.

 

Sevilla

La Liga’s breakthrough club of the new season, Sevilla made a comfortable ascent to the top two after earning victories [almost] week after week. They are currently level on points with frontrunners Barcelona and were only knocked off the table’s summit by goal difference. The Sevillistas have already scored a total of nine league goals, with triumphs against Espanyol, Getafe, Cordoba, and Real Sociedad. At the Europa League, they pulled off a two-goal clean sheet against Feyenoord, thanks to the brilliant passes by Gerard Deulefeu which were successfully converted by Grzegorz Krychowiak and Stephane M’Bia.

 

Football betting tip: Atletico Madrid will win all the spoils amid a very a tough encounter with Sevilla.