Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are all set to fight each other in a battle for second position in La Liga tonight.
Barcelona are currently the leader of La Liga with 37 points from 17 games. Right below them are Los Rojiblancos with 34 points from 17 fixtures. While Los Hispalenses are in the third position with two points less than Atletico.
If Atletico defeats Sevilla, then they will match Barcelona’s 37 points but will stay in the second position due to goal difference. Also, Blaugrana are playing against Getafe later in the evening, which gives them a chance to get back their three points lead. While if the hosts emerge victorious tonight then they will sit in the second position at the end of this week fixtures.
In the last La Liga fixture, Los Hispalenses played a 1-1 draw in an away fixture against Leganes. While Los Rojiblancos won 1-0 against Espanyol at home.
Sevilla haven’t lost a single match out of their last six home games and Atletico are undefeated in their last 14 league battles. Moreover, the hosts have scored at least two goals against the visitors in their last three games in all competitions.
Los Hispalenses have been able to find the back of the net on 30 occasions while Los Rojiblancos have found it 25 times. In addition, Atletico have conceded least number of league goals, 12, this season.
All these stats of the two sides make this fixture more interesting and suggests us that it will be a thrilling battle. Both the sides will thwart each other just to reach close to their major league competitor Barcelona.
As for Atletico, Maxime Gonalons is set to miss this fixture due to injury while Franco Vázquez and Gabriel Mercado are suspended. Ever Banega and Pablo Sarabia are going to return from the ban while Simon Kjaer will make a comeback from injury tonight.
Diego Costa, Filipe Luis, Lucas Hernandez, and Jose Gimenez are all going to miss this crucial battle due to injury.