FOOTBALL BETTING: Live on Skysports3: 20.30: Kings Cup Final time in Spain as 2 teams who had relatively poor domestic seasons will try to make amends in what promises to be an exciting encounter.
The Spanish domestic season comes to an conclusion tonight at the Camp Nou in the final of the Copa Del Rey where Sevilla and Atletico Madrid come head to head.
Sevilla stumbled into 4th place in the league last weekend to conclude an underwhelming season for Los Rojiblanocos. The beginning of the season was full of optimism as there were whispers of upsetting the power-houses of Real Madrid and Barcelona but it all ended in negative football and coaching dismissals. The Copa Del Rey has offered an outlet though, beating Barcelona a highlight of Sevilla’s trip to the final.
Sevilla are 7/4 with Betdaq to prosper against an Atletico Madrid side who have themselves struggled in the league. Los Colchoneros flirted with relegation until late November before finding patchy form to lift them to mid table. However, it has been a season of cup success for Atletico and they are 9/5 with Totesport to add the Copa Del Rey to their Europa League gong in 90 minutes.
Sevilla have notched 6 wins in the last 9 games but are rocked by the news that Luis Fabiano is still injured and perhaps crucially that Alvaro Negredo is suspended. Negredo has really stepped up in the absence of Fabiano but tonight Rodri will step in. Sevilla will also sweat about the absence of defenders Federico Fazio, Fernando Navarro and Ivica Dragutinovic.
Sevilla on the other hand are without any major concerns and will hope Sergio Aguero will be influential as he was against Fulham in Hamburg. Aguero is 13/2 to score 1st with Blue Square.
Sevilla rarely fail to score and conversely have only kept 2 clean sheets in 15 games. Atletico are no strangers to goals either, having the 3rd highest goals per game average in the league (scored and conceded). Coral give 4/5 on both teams to score which is attractive and bet365 11/10 for over 2.5 goals.
Aguero and Forlan should provide too many problems for Sevilla at the back for them to concentrate on attacking and eventual pressure will tell. Madrid should add a 2nd silver lining to a disappointing league campaign.