Third place in LaLiga in the table will be at stake when Atlético host Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Sunday at 18:30 GMT.
Can Atlético make it three wins in a row to seal their fourth position?
Atletico Madrid are about to seal their place in the top four and qualify for next season’s Champions League.
The clash with Sevilla will be a winner take all, with the team emerging victorious and likely finishing third, while the losing team will have to win the final match to avoid being overtaken by fifth-placed Real Betis.
Following wins over Real Madrid and Elche following a 2-0 loss to Athletic Club, Atletico bolstered their credentials in the top four and will seal their place with a win at home to Sevilla on Sunday.
Can Sevilla return to winning ways after three consecutive draws in the league?
Sevilla have lost six points in their last three outings in the league after three consecutive draws.
This run of form has seen Sevilla fall to fourth in the table with 66 points, one point behind Atlético de Madrid, third, and five ahead of fifth, Real Betis, fifth.
This means that Sevilla have to win one more match if they want to ensure they finish the season in the top four.
Atletico Madrid’s form has been stop-start in the last six outings in La Liga; they have suffered two defeats in this streak; 1-0 against Mallorca and 2-0 against Athletic Club.
Diego Simeone’s team collected 10 points and lost eight in the process with three wins, one draw and two losses in the process.
With two games remaining in the La Liga season, Atletico need at least a draw to seal their place in the top four heading into the final two matches.
Sevilla have lost just once in their last six La Liga games in a 3-2 reverse against eventual champions Real Madrid.
They’ve won twice, drawn three times and lost once in this streak, meaning they’ve picked up nine points and lost nine in the process.
Sevilla come into the clash with Atlético needing a win to seal their place in the top four.
Diego Simeone will be without second striker Joao Félix, who is recovering from a muscle injury; the 22-year-old has missed four games since he was sidelined with injury on April 18the2022.
Atlético will also miss the services of attacking midfielder Thomas Lemar in the clash with Sevilla; the 26-year-old Frenchman is also recovering from a muscle injury he suffered on April 18the2022.
Center-back Felipe also wants to miss Sunday’s game due to an indirect card sanction since April 14the.
Sevilla will be without the services of experienced defensive midfielder Fernando for the match at the Wanda Metropolitano; the 34-year-old is recovering from an ankle injury and is expected to be back fit by July 1St..
Central defender Karim Rekik is also a big doubt for Sunday’s game against Atlético. The 27-year-old is recovering from a muscle injury and is expected to be back fit in early July.
Possible starting lineups
Oblak; R Mandava, J Gimenez, S Savic; Y Ferreira Carrasco, Koke, G Kondogbia, R De Paul, S Vrsaljko; M Cunha, a Griezman
bonds; Navas J, Koundé J, Carlos D, Acuña M; Jordan J, Gudelj N, Papu Gomez; E. Lamela, R. Mir, J. Corona
players to watch
The France international has failed to reach the heights he reached before moving to Barcelona; however, his lap time at Atlético has been productive with seven goals and five assists in 33 appearances for Diego Simeone’s side.
Griezman will be crucial for Atletico as they try to seal their place in the top four on Sunday.
The striker has 10 goals in 41 games for Sevilla this season. It will be crucial as Sevilla look to win away to Atlético and secure qualification for next season’s Champions League.
Atlético will take their typically compact, high-energy approach to the match. Sevilla will seek to dominate tempo and possession by taking the initiative against Diego Simeone’s men.
It is very likely that this match will end in a draw.
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