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Aug 18, 2013 at 10pm UK at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Sevilla
1-3
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
Perotti (37')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Costa (35', 76'), Rodriguez (89')

Preview: Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid

Sports Mole looks ahead to Atletico Madrid's La Liga opener against Sevilla, with David Villa in line for his debut.

Sevilla and Atletico Madrid meet in an intriguing fixture on La Liga's opening weekend, as both sides face up to life without their last season's talismanic top scorers.

Alvaro Negredo and Radamel Falcao have moved on during the summer, with replacements Kevin Gameiro and David Villa under instant pressure to find the target.

Gameiro should make his Sevilla debut alongside Carlos Bacca in a new-look strikeforce on Sunday night, while Marko Marin and Nico Pareja will also hope to make competitive home bows.

Villa's maiden Atletico appearance should come with the support of Brazilian forward Diego Costa, who turned down Liverpool's advances earlier this summer.

Atleti coach Diego Simeone also has Leo Baptistao fighting for his debut, but he will be without experienced midfielder Tiago through suspension.

Possible lineups:

Sevilla: Beto, Moreno, Pareja, Fazio, Coke, Jairo, Kondogbia, Rakitic, Marin, Bacca, Gameiro

Atletico: Courtois, Luis, Godin, Miranda, Juanfran, Turan, Suarez, Gabi, Koke, Costa, Villa

Sports Mole says: 1-2

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CReal Madrid38269370254587
2Barcelona38257686384882
3Atletico MadridAtletico381816451272470
4Sevilla381913654342070
5Villarreal381861463491460
6Real Sociedad38168145648856
7Granada38168145245756
8Getafe381412124337654
9Valencia381411134653-753
10Osasuna381313124654-852
11Athletic Bilbao381312134138351
12Levante38147174753-649
13Real Valladolid38915143243-1142
14EibarEibar38119183956-1742
15Real Betis381011174860-1241
16AlavesAlaves38109193459-2539
17Celta Vigo38716153749-1237
RLeganes38812183051-2136
RMallorca3896234065-2533
REspanyol38510232758-3125

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