Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Metropolitano Stadium will be the centre of attention when Atletico Madrid and Sevilla go head to head in the La Liga derby on Saturday afternoon. Los Rojiblancos made a promising start to the season, with the team beating Granada 3-1 in their opener and they must be high on confidence following a 7-0 crushing of Rayo Vallecano. Even though Memphis Depay has joined Koke, Jose Jimenez, and Reinildo Mandava in the recovery room, home win should be considered as Diego Simeone’s troops produced a splendid display in the local derby on Monday.
Los Sevillanos, on the other hand, suffered a loss in each of their first three games of the season and given their shaky defence, home win should be considered. It has to be noted that the Andalusians suffered a 4-3 loss to Alaves in their first away match of the process. The likes of Fernando, Acuna, Marcao, Kouassi, and Pastor should miss out with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Antoine Griezmann):
Anthony Griezmann is a French forward born on 21st March 1991 in Macon, and he is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting footballers at the moment. The pacey striker started showing his potential shortly after coming through Real Sociedad’s youth academy and he went on to score 46 goals in 179 league appearances for La Real. Excellent displays in Spanish la Liga saw him become a target for a number of top clubs, but he eventually choose to sign for Atletico Madrid, and that proved to be a very good decision.
Griezmann continued the rich vein of form at Vicente Calderon, scoring some important goals as los Colchoneros enjoyed domestic and European success, while also becoming a key member of the France national team.
Playing as a winger or second striker, Griezmann possesses impressive technical skills, he is a strong finisher and still finds time to work hard for his side, so no wonder he is widely regarded as one of the leading forwards on the continent. He won the U19 European Championship with France and is tipped to lead Les Bleus to glory on senior level as well.
Highlighted Team (Sevilla):
Sevilla Futbol Club is a Spanish football club from the city Andalucia. The club is playing in the Spanish Primera Division and is playing his home games in Estadio Ramo Sanchez Pizjuan. An impressive venue with the capacity to hold 45 500 football fans. The biggest rival of Sevilla FC is city rival Real Betis Sevilla.The current second team of Sevilla is called Sevilla Atletico and is playing in the Segunda Division B. Nicknames for Sevilla are Los nervionenses and Los Rojiblancos.
Sevilla won the Spanish title once in 1946. In Spain Sevilla won the Copa del Rey 4 times. In European competitions the team had more success. The club managed to win the Europa League 4 times and is currently the most successful club in the Europa League.
The most remarkable players that played for Sevilla FC are: Suker, Zamorano, Alves, Ramos, Rakitic and the legendary Diego Maradona.