Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are clashing at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in round 37 of the Spanish LaLiga. Atletico Madrid has taken over 3rd place in the standings, and with a point from this game, they will secure the Champions League spot. Sevilla is now 4th, and they need a positive result here to stay in that Champions League spot.
Atletico is now on a 2-game winning streak, with one win against Real Madrid, and a win against Elche on the road earlier this week. Atletico’s defense has been their biggest problem this season with 41 conceded goals, and if it was even a little bit better, Atletico would have had a shot at defending the title more convincingly. As far as their offense goes, Atletico has been pretty solid with 62 scored goals so far. Suarez and Correa are still leading Atletico with 11 scored goals each. Correa has also added 5 assists. Felix, Lemar, and Vrsaljko are all injured. The last two games will be hard for Atletico, but the good news for them is they are pretty much safe in that Champions League spot, and that will have to be good enough for them this season.
Sevilla has been the best defensive team in the league so far, and it will stay that way, but their offense has slipped up too many times this season. At the moment, Sevilla is now on a 3-game draw streak, and they have jeopardized their Champions League spot. Sevilla is in 4th place right now, and a point from this game should be enough for them to secure that spot. Rafa Mir has scored 9 goals for Sevilla so far this season, while Rakitic added 6 assists. Fernando, Suso, and Martial are all injured. Martial is on loan at Sevilla, but he will be going back to Manchester United once the season is over. Sevilla was in the title race for a while in LaLiga this season, and I think they will do well next season also, but they were quite disappointing in Europe. I like Sevilla, they are a great club that likes to compete, and they are not the type of the club that would spend a lot of money on players, which makes their results even more impressive.
This is the game where both teams would be happy with a draw, and I think it will end like that. Atletico and Sevilla are two solid teams, and while Sevilla is better defensively, Atletico is better on the attacking end. I see a hard battle here, and I think we see the draw.