Sevilla-Atletico Madrid Betting Preview: Why the home side should be backed to score at least twice

After another winner in the Copa del Rey last night, our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides believes Sevilla's goalscoring form will continue tonight
The prize for tonight's victors is a place in the Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid in May and for both of these sides it would represent quite a prospect.

Atletico would relish a capital club derby in a showpiece final, while for Sevilla the chance to salvage some silverware from what looked like being a disastrous campaign would be extremely welcome.

Coral price the home side as slight favourites tonight, and the uniquely raucous atmosphere at the Sanchez Pizjuan will no doubt help Sevilla, who can be backed at 6/4 (2.50), while Atleti are offered at 13/8 (2.63) and the draw at 5/2 (3.50).

Sevilla need to score this evening, as they trail 2-1 on aggregate, and their recent home form will give them real encouragement. Unai Emery's side have won each of their last four matches in their own stadium, scoring a healthy 12 goals in the process.

Coupled with the Andalusians' impressive record at home is Atletico's less than exemplary form on the road, with Diego Simeone's men winning just two of their last 10 matches away from the Vicente Calderon.

Indeed, Atletico have kept just four clean sheets in their last 13 away games and therefore backing Sevilla to score this evening could be a wise investment.

Over 1.5 goals for the hosts is offered at the attractive looking price of 11/8 (2.62). This bet has paid out in Sevilla's last four home games, and in nine of their total home matches this season.

For some slightly higher odds back four or more goals in the game at 2/1 (3.00), a bet which has paid out in two of the last three meetings of the sides in Seville.

Sevilla over 1.5 goals at 11/8 (2.62) with Coral
Four or more goals at 2/1 (3.00) with Coral

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports anchor working on TV in Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.