Sevilla and Atlético Madrid face at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, in a match for the 25 th round of the First Division. Atlético Madrid won at home (2-0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 09-23-2017. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 7 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 23-01-2018, for the Copa del Rey, which ended with the victory of Sevilla by (3-1). The goals of the match were scored by Sergio Escudero (1 ‘), É. Banega (48 ‘) and Pablo Sarabia (79’), for Sevilla, and A. Griezmann (13 ‘), for Atlético Madrid. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Sevilla presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 12 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses, the home team is currently in the 5 th position, with 39 points won. In their last match, they won in an away match against Las Palmas by (1-2), after in the previous match they won (1-0) at home, against Girona. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last match played, for the UEFA Champions League, they drew with Manchester United at home (0-0). In the last 10 home matches for the championship Sevilla won 7, tied 2 and lost 1, so they won 23 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 11 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 24 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
Sevilla comes to this game after a home draw, to zero, in the reception to Manchester United, to count for the Champions League. The club of the house usually acts in a 4-3-3, favoring a style of game faster, of constant transitions. In this tactical drawing, the three players responsible for throwing the panic in the opposing defense are Correa, Muriel and Sarabia. In any case, Sevilla manages to practice good football possession of the ball, progressing on the field through short passes. The homemaker’s coach will not be able to count on Corchia and Kjaer, because they are injured.
After 16 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss, the away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 55 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Málaga, by (0-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Athletic Club, by (2-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 23 goals scored and 8 conceded; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 6 conceded. In their last match, for the UEFA Europa League, they got a home win against FC Copenhagen by (1-0). In the last 10 away matches for the championship Atlético Madrid has 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 23 points out of 30 possible. In their home matches there are some frequent results: at half-time 0-0 (5 out of 12 matches) and at the end of the match 0-1 (5 out of 12 matches). The defense has been strong and has only had goals in 2 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of the last 12 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 18 of its last 24 matches for the First Division, of these 18 came to the break in advantage in 9 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 15 .
Atlético Madrid enter this day motivated, after a home win, 1-0, at the reception to Copenhagen, to count for the Europa League: Gameiro, at minute 7 ‘, scored the only goal of the game. The greatest valence of the visitor is their ability to conduct their attacks through rapid transitions. The Frenchman Griezmann is the player responsible for making sense of the opponent’s defensive, the highest quality being the ability to take advantage of spaces. The foreign technician will not be able to count on Savic, for being injured.
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