Barcelona faced an untimely elimination from Copa Del Rey and now Sevilla can cause another upset by sending Atletico Madrid home. They only need to offset a 2-1 defeat in the first leg, so basically a narrow margin of victory will see them compete in the finals against Real Madrid.
Match: Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid
Odds: Ladbrokes 2.50
The visitors travel to Sevilla with their morale boosted by the home victory, but underestimating the hosts would be a severe mistake. Falcao was rested in the first leg and his replacement scored twice, but it is hard to believe that coach Simeone will keep his top scorer on the bench. Diego Costa did a fine job in Madrid, and he might be given a chance to prove his worth in the first half, but if things don’t go according to the plan, Falcao will replace him.
The bookmakers are justly regarding Atletico Madrid as favorites to move further in the competition, but Sevilla is a hard nut to crack at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Their home record is second only to Barcelona, Real and Atletico and with eight victories in 12 games, they are a force to be reckoned with. The latest performance against Barcelona was uplifting, and despite the fact that Sevilla eventually lost at Nou Camp, it proved that the squad can easily play against the best teams in Primera Division.
Sevilla has been a streaky team this season, and this explains why they are struggling at the middle of the tables, but it should also provide them the motivation they need to triumph. With the European cups fading away, the hosts need a trophy and the only one that appears to be within their grasp is Copa del Rey. Go with Ladbrokes and back the hosts to win, because they offer the best odds of 2.50.