Match Time：1/13/2021 04:30 Wednesday (GMT+8)
Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are playing a postponed game of round 1 of the Spanish LaLiga at Wanda Metropolitano.
Atletico’s game last weekend in LaLiga was postponed, and that should give them the advantage because they have had more rest. Overall, Atletico is the best team in the league so far this season, and they are at the top of the table with 38 points, 29 scored goals, and only 6 conceded goals which makes them the best defensive team in LaLiga this season, by far. In their last LaLiga game, Atletico Madrid was playing against Deportivo Alaves on the road, and they were the better team with 59% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a decent 82% of the correct passes. Atletico Madrid was a much better team here, and they have deservedly won this game 0-2. Herrera is now the only injured player for Atletico Madrid, while Gimenez and Felix are still questionable, but they should be ready for this game. Luis Suarez has scored 9 goals for Atletico, while Trippier and Correa added 4 assists each. Atletico is no longer just a defensive team, and it’s paying off massively. I believe Atletico has the quality to win the title in LaLiga, and I hope they will.
Sevilla is also in fantastic form, and they haven’t lost any of their last 9 games, including their latest derby against Real Sociedad in LaLiga. Sevilla was the dominant team in this game with 60% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a decent 82% of the correct passes. The beginning of this game was exciting, and we saw 4 goals in the first 15 minutes, 2 on each side. Sevilla has scored another goal in the 46th minute, and the final score was 3-2 in favor of Sevilla. With 30 points, 21 scored goals, and 13 conceded goals, Sevilla is now in 6th place in the LaLiga standings. With a hat-trick from the previous game, En-Nesyri’s total is now 8 goals, and he is Sevilla’s leading goalscorer. Ocampos has 3 goals and 4 assists so far. Escudero, Vaclik, and Fernandez are all injured for Sevilla, and they will moss this game. The latest news from Sevilla is that they have extended the contract with their current head coach, Leoptegui, and they had no reason not to because Sevilla is doing great both in LaLiga and the Champions League this season. I believe Sevilla will get to the Champions League spot, but they need to improve their offense because they will need it.
Atletico’s home record this season is 7-1-0, while Sevilla hasn’t lost any of their last 8 away games. The last 4 games between Atletico and Sevilla have ended in a draw. The trends are pretty even here, but because Atletico has had more time to rest, I would give the advantage to them, but I will add goals as well because I think we could see quite a few of them here.