Atletico Madrid hosts Sevilla to Vincente Calderon Stadium on Thursday as they play the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final match with a 3pm EST kickoff.Atletico Madrid reached the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey after edging out Real Betis by a 3-2 aggregate score in the last round, and the team has yet to concede a goal at home in the competition.
Atletico is the only team in La Liga to have a perfect record at home as its won all 11 league matches at Vincente Calderon while generating a sensational goal difference of +28. No team in La Liga has allowed less goals on its own turf and it is very hard to imagine that changing in the cup tilt with Sevilla.
An Atletico victory in the outrights sees Madrid favoured at 1.70 over at Uwin.com. The handicap -1 victory is slated for 2.78, and to get a clean sheet the hosts can be had a good 2.22, a bet I like very much.
The last time these two sides met was in league play when Atletico ran over Sevilla with a 4-0 rout.
The draw result is listed at a slightly higher-than-average 3.90 at the same firm.
A Sevilla victory is being offered at 5.45, and the only remote possibility this occurs is if Atletico sits most of its starters in favour of conserving them for a crucial league match against a tough Betis only three days later.
One of those who may sit out will be super striker Falcao, who would be leading the league in scoring with his 24 goals if wasn't for two guys named Messi and Ronaldo. The Colombian is paying out 3.65 to open up the scoring. Before you wager on that, make sure you use your tablet or mobile close to kickoff to see if he is included in the starting roster.
One last bet to look at is the both teams to score bet. Consider the no here, which at 1.91 are decent odds considering just how dominant Atletico has been at home.
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