Atletico Madrid have to step up their title defense as they get ready to host Sevilla for the 6th round of La Liga. Sevilla are currently on the third place on the table, and Atletico Madrid are trailing two points behind them. The bookmakers favor the hosts to win this match because they have quality players in the midfield and that’s where this match might end up being decided.
Atletico had problems at Almeria and it took Miranda to get the three points home. Same player has warned Sevilla, that there will be much more set pieces on Saturday and hopefully more goals. Mario Mandzukic is back in training with a mask on, following his nose surgery, but even if his rehab is only taking 10 days he still remains a doubt. Griezmann is still adapting at the team, and Cerci needs to work on his finishing touches. Koke is the person to provide the most assists, and Miranda in great form is their main goalscorer.
Sevilla remain unbeaten so far in la Liga, summing up 13 points out of five matches. The only draw coming from the match against Valencia, and while Emery is using a rotation system, this match will have to use only the best he has to offer. Mariano Barbosa, Sebastian Cristoforo and Kevin Gameiro will be the only absentees from Sevilla, while Carlos Bacca is already relishing his chance to score against the current La Liga champions.
Even with everything mentioned above, we still think Atletico Madrid are the favorites to win outright. Titan Bet gives them 1.72 odds, while giving Sevilla 4.75. They need to make amends with their supporters for the match against Celta, and provided Mandzukic starts, the goals should come naturally. Over 2.5 goals can be backed up at 2.05 odds, Atletico Madrid for both halves at 2.65, Sevilla at 8.00 and both teams to score at 1.95. Atletico Madrid with a -1 Handicap is at 2.90, Sevilla with a +1 at 2.10, and we’re betting 5 units on both teams to score and Atletico Madrid to win at 3.85 with Titan Bet.