Sevilla will be looking forward to overtake 3rd placed Atletico Madrid in the La Liga as they host the Los Colchoneros on 2nd November. The match is set to kickoff at 20:30 GMT at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.
Sevilla come off a spirited 2-0 win over Getafe thanks to Hernandez brace. They currently are placed 5th on the La Liga table behind Real Sociedad. With only 1 point separating them from second placed Granada and 3 points clear of league contenders Barcelona.
Coach Julen Lopetegui is set to have a headache with how he sets the forward with a lot of crop talent rising. Oliver Torres was also impressive in the match against Getafe bagging an assist. It will be quite difficult to set up the lineup against in form Atletico Madrid.
Diego Simone fell victim to the curse of Alaves as the team was held to a 1-1 draw. Sevilla remains the only team to secure a win over Alaves. There will be a shift in the lineup following the failure of the midfield and attacking options combination.
Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid Head to Head
Both teams have played 34 games together. Sevilla has secured 10 games with 10 games endings in a draw. Here is a look at the past 8 encounters:
Atletico 1-1 Sevilla
Sevilla 1-1 Atletico
Sevilla 2-5 Atletico
Atletico 2-0 Sevilla
Atletico 3-1 Sevilla
Sevilla 1-0 Atletico
Atletico 0-0 Sevilla
Sevilla 0-3 Atletico
Sevilla Team News
New signing Javier Hernandez put up a spirited performance by scoring a brace that saw side Sevilla register a win over Getafe. The former West Ham striker is set to carve a name for himself in Sevilla after an unsuccessful spell in the Premier League.
Centre back Daniel Carrico will remain unavailable after picking up a sprain ankle missing 4 matches. Defensive midfielder Fernando risks a suspension after picking up 4 yellow cards.
Atletico Madrid Team News
There is still a cloud of doubt over the future of forward Morata over stints with Chelsea. The forward has been impressive in La Liga scoring the winning goal that secured Atletico Madrid a place in the Champion’s league top table.
New signing Felix Jaoao will likely feature in the match after being sidelined in the Champions League games. Diego Costa will also feature in the game with midfielders Correa, Herrera, Vitolo and Lemar available for selection.
Prediction and Odds
Atletico Madrid Win – 3.26
Goals Under 2.5 – 1.59
Double Chance – 1.38
Both Teams to Score – 2.07