Spain La Liga Prediction: Atletico Madrid – Sevilla (23-12-2023)
On the afternoon of Saturday, 23 December, at 17:15, Spanish football starts. In La Liga, Atletico Madrid hosts Sevilla in a single match on this day. Last week, the teams finished the UEFA Champions League group stage differently.
Atletico qualified for the quarter-finals against Inter Milan, while Sevilla lost 1:2 to Lens, finished last in the group, and will not even play in the UEFA Europa League.
|Atletico Madrid – Sevilla: Atletico Madrid -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.85
Sevilla's poor performance in the UEFA Champions League means they are unlikely to feature in Europe next season.
Sevilla are now 13th in La Liga and 14 points away from sixth place, which would allow them to qualify for the UEFA Conference League. Sevilla has only 16 points from 17 games, which would require an impressive second half of the season.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid continues their struggles in the UEFA Champions League and looks quite solid in Spain. They are in third place with 35 points, and although 9 points separate them from Girona in first place, their hopes of challenging the title are not buried.
The last three of their four games have been unsuccessful, with two defeats and one draw. A more successful stretch could have added even more intrigue.
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Sevilla's stagnation in Spain for the second year is no coincidence. Last year, Sevilla finished 12th with 49 points but won the UEFA European Cup for the second time, which allowed them to compete in the UEFA Champions League.
This year will not be a repeat, and the question is how much motivation there will be in Spain when a few successful games would guarantee a La Liga place next year.
Since the beginning of this season on August 21st, Sevilla has won three times away from home: twice in the Copa del Rey and once in La Liga. The most recent win was against Granada CF in the last round. However, this season, the team has faced six defeats and four draws.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid has had an impressive start to the season at home, winning 11 consecutive games – three in the UEFA Champions League and eight in La Liga. In the last round, they drew 3-3 at home against Getafe, although they led 3-1 in the 69th minute.
This will be a good cold shower before the upcoming match against Sevilla. Last year, the odds were similar, and Atletico celebrated a 6-1 home win against Sevilla.
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