With Diego Simeone's side in superb defensive form, our man in Spain Phil Kitromilides believes they can record a win without concedingLast week's much anticipated clash between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona saw the two sides play out a goalless draw and confirmed the Rojiblancos' status as the division's best defence.
Diego Simeone's men have conceded just 11 goals in 19 matches and it is upon this defensive solidity that Atleti's title challenge is based.
Sevilla are the latest team to try and breach the Atletico back four with the Andalusians much improved in recent weeks particularly on the road where they boast three wins and a draw from their last four away matches. Paddy Power price a home win at 4/11 (1.36) while Sevilla are offered at 15/2 (8.50) for the win.
Backing against Atletico is extremely hard given their current form and perhaps investing in them to maintain their defence prowess with another clean sheet could be a profitable venture.
Atleti have kept an incredible six clean in a row at home in the league, and they are offered at 9/5 (2.80) to do so again whilst winning.
This bet has paid out in five of their last six home league games (the draw against Barca being the only exception) whilst proving the correct selection in 14 of their competitive fixtures this season. Given the statistics and the generous looking price this bet looks a shrewd selection for a small investment on Sunday night.
|Atletico Madrid to win and keep a clean sheet at 9/5 (2.80) 1.0pt stake with Paddy Power|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid