Atletico Madrid and Sevilla will square up this Sunday in a winner-takes-t-all clash of the 2021/22 La Liga season.
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid)
Atletico Madrid are unbeaten in their last eight home games in all competitions (five wins and three draws).
The hosts have kept three clean sheets in their last four home games.
They have scored 2+ goals in seven of their past ten home matches.
Both teams have scored in eight of the eleven H2Hs since the start of 2017/18.
Sevilla have lost just one of their last six games (two wins and three draws).
The visitors have the best away defensive record in the league this season, having conceded just 12 goals.
But they have one of the worst away record for goals scored, having scored just 16 goals away from home. Only seven teams have scored fewer away goals than them.
Head to head
The last 15 head-to-head meetings between both sides have produced six wins for Sevilla and five wins for Atletico Madrid.
Latest performances in all competitions
Atletico Madrid: W-W-L-D-W
Atletico Madrid will look to make it three wins in a row when they welcome Sevilla to Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday.
The hosts secured a top-four finish for the tenth consecutive year with a comfortable 2-0 La Liga victory at Elche last time out.
With UEFA Champions League group stage appearance now secured, Diego Simeone’s side can now play the role of a villain by making Sevilla’s top-four pursuit a little more difficult, whilst going a long way towards securing a third-place finish ahead of their opponents.
Given their home record this season, they will fancy their chances of winning. Roji Blancos alongside Real Madrid are the two clubs to secure at least 12 home wins for ten straight La Liga campaigns and so will be a hard nut to crack at their home stadium.
Possible Atletico Madrid starting line-up
Jan Oblak; Marcos Llorente, Felipe Monteiro, Stefan Savic, Renan Lodi; Koke, Rodrigo De Paul, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Yannick Carrasco; Joao Felix, Angel Correa.
Injured: Thomas Lemar
Sevilla will look to win their first game in four tries when they travel to the capital to take on Simeone’s side.
The visitors have endured a miserable run of form in recent times, dropping points in four of their last five games and endangering their chances of finishing in the top four of the La Liga table.
Julen Lopetegui’s side were at one point this season among the title contenders, but with two games to go, they are currently sitting in fourth position, five points ahead of the chasing pack.
However, they need just two points to guarantee them a place in the UEFA Champions League group stage next season. And so, they will hope to continue with the cautious approach that has seen them score just eight goals and concede only seven from their last nine LL away trips (W2, D6, L1) since January.
Possible Sevilla starting line-up
Yassine Bounou; Jesus Navas, Diego Carlos, Jules Kounde, Marcos Acuna; Ivan Rakitić, Joan Jordan; Erik Lamela, Dario Gomez, Jesus Corona, Rafa Mir.
Injured: Karim Rekik, Suso
Atletico Madrid 1-1 Sevilla