The Athletic is having a bumpy start to the year. On Saturday he could not play against Athletic because of the storm Filomena, who barely allowed him to train. So his last game was on Three Kings day in Cornellà, a painful and unexpected defeat, that seems distant even. This Tuesday the team will compete again and receives Sevilla. Match of day 1, postponed on its day and one of the three that the team has pending (Levante and Athletic are the others).
It is a meeting with crumbs for Atlético. He is a leader with one point advantage over Real Madrid, but everyone, both the mattresses and the pursuers, look expectantly at those three extra balls. If Simeone’s men win all three games, the cushion would be important. If they win tonight the first will go four points behind the second.
For this, Cholo will be able to count on his best eleven. Trippier is one more, because FIFA suspended his sanction. As well Savic returns, who was out against Alavés by penalty. AND Giménez and João Félix, who left Cornellà with strong blows to the ankle, they already have better sensations. So, the only confirmed absence is that of Héctor Herrera, who has been dragging a muscle injury since before Christmas. Manu Sánchez is low, but for the rest of the season, Well, it has been transferred to Osasuna.
Possible eleven of Simeone for Atlético de Madrid-Sevilla
In this way, everything indicates that the eleven that will be formed by the Athletic It will not be much different from the last few weeks, that formation in 1-5-3-2 with very long lanes: Oblak, Trippier, Savic, Giménez, Hermoso, Carrasco; Llorente, Koke, Lemar; Luis Suárez and João Félix.
He Seville, meanwhile, you could date: Bond; Jesús Navas, Koundé, Diego Carlos, Acuña; Rakitic, Fernando, Jordan; Suso, In Nesyri and Ocampos.