Sevilla Vs Atletico Madrid: Sevilla will take on Atletico Madrid in what is expected to be an action-packed La Liga clash on Saturday 1st October 2022.
Coach Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid is expected to use the La Liga game to regain momentum after a setback loss to Real Madrid at the Metropoolitano Stadium.
Sevilla Vs Atletico Madrid: Match Preview
Despite a poor start with a shock defeat at home to newly-promoted side Almeria, and a consecutive two defeats to Barcelona and Manchester City at home, things have began to turn around for Sevilla. Diego Simeone should expect a tough game going into this match.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid’s frontline led by Joao Felix and Alvaro Morata, including clause-bound Antoine Griezmann has been far from their best this season.
Joao Felix is yet to find the back of the net this season, while Alvaro Morata has not scored in his last four matches for the Diego Simeone side.
Antoine Griezmann has been reduced to cameo appearances off the bench due to a crippling clause in his contract from Barcelona that has prevented him from making a full appearance for his new club.
The two teams have met 51 times, with Sevilla having an edge with 18 wins while Atletico Madrid has 17 wins. They have recorded 16 draws.
Sevilla Vs Atletico Madrid: Team News
Julen Lapotoqieu’s men look set to host the highly-rated Diego Simeone side without Marcao in defense, who is yet to make an appearance since joining from Galatasaray. Nemanja Gudelj and Nianzou are expected to start.
Jesus Corona will not make the starting lineup after suffering from Ligament injury. Former Tottenham star Erik Lamela is expected to make a return to the team after missing out on the game against Villarreal.
New striker Kasper Dolberg, who scored in Denmark’s win against France in the international break, is expected to replace Youssef En-Nesyri, with Adnan Januzaj ready to push to make it to the starting lineup.
Atletico Madrid also has a backlog of injured players that will miss the game but have been boosted by a few returns, which Diego Simeone may possibly include in the starting lineup.
Stefan Savic was spotted in training with the squad last week and will be contending to make it to Diego Simeone’s starting IX. Jose Maria Gimenez is also set to be ready for the game after a series of individual training.
Sergio Reguilon has also recovered form surgery but will not make the team as he needs time to recover fully. Thomas Lemar will also be available for the game. Also available for the game is Hermoso who was red carded in the Madrid Derby.
Sevilla possible lineup
Bounou; Acuna, Gudeji, Nianzou, Montiel; Jordan, Fernando; Torres, Gomez, Isco; Dolberg
Atletico Madrid possible lineup
Oblak; Reinildo, Savic, Gimenez; Carrasco, Kondogbia, Koke, deed Llorente, De Paul; Morata, Felix
Sevilla Vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
Diego Simeone is more likely to dominate their host in the game, but a set of out-of-form strikers may not find the back of the net. Sevilla will definitely give the visitors a tough fight. The game will likely end in a 0-0 draw.