After losing to Real Madrid, Sevilla has won two consecutive La Liga games against Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao. They’ve had a fantastic season, finishing second in La Liga with 34 points after 16 games, with ten victories, four ties, and two defeats. They have the fourth-best home record in the league, with six victories and one tie in seven games. They’ve scored 26 goals and conceded 11 in La Liga so far. With five goals, Rafa Mir leads the Sevilla goal-scoring rankings, while newcomer Erik Lamela has four. Ivan Rakitic is suspended, while Ludwig Augustinsson, Suso, Youssef En-Nesyri, Erik Lamela, Marcos Acuna, and Jesus Navas are all injured.
Atletico Madrid is coming off of two consecutive losses to RCD Mallorca and Real Madrid. They are in fourth place in La Liga, with 29 points after 16 games, including eight wins, five draws, and three losses. They are four points behind Real Betis, although they have a game in hand. They have the fourth-best away record in the league, with four wins in seven games (two draws and two losses). They’ve averaged just over 1.68 goals per game while allowing just over one goal per game. Luis Suarez, who has seven goals to his name, is the team’s leading scorer. Yannick Carrasco and Angel Correa lead the assists list with four each. Some key players will be unavailable, including Antoine Griezmann, Sime Vrsaljko, Jose Gimenez, and Stefan Savic.