Atletico Madrid 6-1 Sevilla – Betting Review
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Atletico was a strong preference and won even easier and more convincing than expected @ 1.71. The size of the win does not really flatter them either.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Atletico played like a team giving up a 2 or more goal start. They outbattled and outplayed the opponent, Atletico -0.75 won @ 1.92 here.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all where the line was set at 2.25. Mostly due to how good Atletico were going forward, Over won easily @ 1.96. It must also be noted how poor Sevilla defended, especially in the second period.
Atletico Madrid put up their strongest attacking performance of the season with a remarkable 6-1 win over a sad looking Sevilla.
The host tore their opponent apart all game but especially in the rampant second half.
Sevilla was unable to cope with Atletico, who put on a real show for their fans and their manager.
Due to the nature of this defeat, Sevilla boss Sampaoli is under severe pressure now and reacted badly to questions over his future.
Atletico’s boss however, will be able to freely dine out on this performance and result for days. It was a landmark day in which Diego Simeone broke the Atlético Madrid record for games managed, the previously under-fire boss celebrated his 613th game in charge with this emphatic 6-1 victory.
Considering the fantastic atmosphere and sell out crowd, it was little surprise to see the fired-up home side start on the front foot in search of a victory that would solidify their spot in the top-four.
The first goal to set the ball running came from Antoine Griezmann’s sumptuous through pass to Memphis Depay. The Dutchman made no mistake in firing home under the keeper in just his second goal for Atlético.
Depay did not have to wait long for his 3rd for the club and 2nd in the game. This goal was a stunner from a nice move, with a power shot into the top corner.
Both goals Depay gestured to his own crowd who had booed up, something which won’t have gone down well with the otherwise ecstatic support.
Two goals to the good and cruising, it already looked like a question of how many but that briefly was in doubt, when Sevilla grabbed a goal from nothing.
Just before the break Gueye kept the ball alive at the by-line and teed up Youssef En-Nesyri to halve the deficit.
In the second half it was the Griezmann show. In no mood to be outdone by Depay, the Frenchman unleashed a thunderbolt that beat Bono into the corner from around 35 yards out.
Perhaps to mark the occasion for their boss, Atlético wanted to make this a party atmosphere and never stopped seeking goals. This was in stark contrast to the side which has in the last two months, almost exclusively won its games 1-0.
They got the 4th just before the 70th-minute mark, as Pablo Barrios’s mis-hit shot fell kindly for Yannick Carrasco to stroke into an empty net.
Sevilla did have a chance to grab a consolation when Marcos Llorente clipped Gueye in the area, but Ivan Rakitić hit the post on his penalty
The spot kick failure was punished just moments later, when substitute Álvaro Morata fired home at the second time of asking for 5-1.
Gueye saw red but before things couldn’t get any worse for the visitor, a sixth goal came in stoppage time by Morata.