On Thursday, the betting offer is somewhat weaker than it was in the past two days, and this time we have prepared for you a duel at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium where Atletico Madrid and Sevilla will measure their strengths in the quarterfinals of the Spanish Copa del Rey. The start of the match between these two teams is scheduled for 9 pm.
Atletico Madrid: Simeone Has Completely Changed the Philosophy!
Unlike the previous few years, it seems that Diego Simeone has drastically changed his philosophy at the start of this season, and his team is playing for one more goal. For instance, if we exclude the last match in the Spanish league, where the Colchoneros celebrated a not-so-pleasant visit to Granada with a 0:1 victory, in the last four matches of the capital club in all competitions, a total of 25 goals were scored, giving us an average of more than six per match, which is certainly an incredible statistic. However, when all is said and done, the big question is whether this new philosophy will bring Atletico a place in the Champions League, which has been the primary goal for this team for years.
Speaking of this competition, it should be noted that the Spanish representative managed to reach the knockout phase of the Champions League, finishing first in the group with four points more than the second-placed Lazio. In the round of 16 of the elite competition, Diego Simeone’s men were drawn against Inter, noting that the Nerazzurri reached the final last season, where the Italian representative was defeated by Manchester City with a 1:0 score. As for the Spanish league, at this moment, the Colchoneros are in fourth place on the table with the same number of points as the fifth-placed Athletic Bilbao, so the impression is that these two teams will lead a big battle for the fourth position and direct qualification to the most prestigious European club competition until the end of the season.
As we have already mentioned, in the last round, this team celebrated a victory in their visit to Granada, ending the match with a 0:1 result. The only goal was scored by Morata, early in the second half of the game. It should be highlighted that Atletico Madrid recently managed to eliminate their city rival, Real Madrid, in the round of 16 of the Spanish Copa del Rey, with a 4:2 result, and interestingly, Diego Simeone’s squad was eliminated by the same team in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup. Before that triumph in the last round of the Spanish league against Granada, Atletico Madrid was defeated in their visit to the top-placed Girona, and in that match, we saw a total of seven goals, as it ended 4:3 in favor of the most pleasant surprise of this year’s edition of the Spanish La Liga.
Sevilla: The Andalusians Play to Save Their Season!
The impression is that even the biggest pessimists could not have imagined that Sevilla would perform so poorly in this year’s edition of the Spanish league. At this moment, the situation is such that the team currently finds itself in a disastrous seventeenth place on the table, with only a one-point advantage over the teams in the relegation zone. As things stand, it seems that the current Europa League winners face a great battle for survival until the end of the season, something absolutely no one could have predicted. So far, the Andalusians have played 21 matches in the championship and achieved only three victories, seven draws, and as many as eleven losses, which is certainly too many.
In the last four matches in the top tier of Spanish football, Sergio Ramos and his teammates have suffered the same number of defeats. In the last round, Sevilla experienced a real disaster in their visit to the top-placed Girona, which celebrated a 5:1 victory, despite the visitors from Sanchez Pizjuan taking the lead first in that match. Before that, Kike Sanchez Flores’ men, who is the third coach to be trusted by Sevilla’s management this year, were defeated at home by Alaves, with the match ending 2:3. This gives us the data that this team has conceded as many as eight goals in their last two league matches. Currently, the Europa League winners have played ten away matches, achieving only one victory, three draws, and as many as six losses. It seems that the Andalusians are in for a tough time in their visit to the capital of Spain, where Atletico Madrid is evidently the big favorite.
It should not be forgotten that Sevilla represented Spain in the Champions League in the first part of the season, where, unfortunately, they finished last in their group. This means that the team did not even manage to continue competing in their beloved Europa League. The only competition where things currently look favorable for coach Flores’ men is undoubtedly the Spanish Copa del Rey, where they managed to eliminate Getafe in the suburbs of Madrid in the round of 16, a place where this team rarely loses. By the way, it should be mentioned that the Copa del Rey will be the only hope for Sevilla to win this competition and secure a spot in European competitions. However, after everything we have seen from the Andalusians in the course of the championship so far, the impression is that it will be an incredibly difficult task.
Our Betting Suggestions
Atletico Madrid has been playing quite well lately, while Sevilla comes to this duel with the intention of reaching the semifinals, which will evidently be a very difficult task, and we believe that the Andalusians will not celebrate in the capital. Atletico generally scores a lot of goals this season, while Sevilla’s defense is also the weakest part of this team, so we believe that the home team will score at least two goals in this quarterfinal match of the Spanish Copa del Rey, which is why we advise you to try the t1 over 1.5 bet with odds of 1.50.
The visitors must attack, and this will certainly leave a lot of space for counter-attacks by Diego Simeone’s men, and it’s very likely that this match at the Wanda Metropolitano will bring a lot of goals, so we boldly advise you to try the over 3.5 goals bet, which Mozzartbet pays with an odds of 2.55.
Finally, it seems that the Colchoneros could come to a victory and thus a place in the semifinals of the Spanish Copa del Rey much easier than expected, so we advise you to play the htft 1-1 bet, all with an odds of 2.10 at Mozzartbet.