Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla predictions and match preview for Sunday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as two of the top four clash in Madrid.
|Sunday 15th May 2022
|19:30 (local time)
Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla Preview
The Wanda Metropolitano is set to host an all-star clash this weekend as Sevilla travel to the Spanish capital to take on Atletico Madrid. Atleti will be looking for a positive performance and result in front of their home fans after an underwhelming season whilst Sevilla will be looking to officially book their place in the top four with city rivals Real Betis on their tales.
Atletico come into this match after a 2-0 win away at Elche on Wednesday evening, a result which guaranteed Los Colchoneros a spot in next season’s Champions League. Atletico did enough to grab all three points but did not have to get out of second gear as Elche were lacklustre, probably as the Valencian side knew they were mathematically safe at half time due to results in other matches.
Atletico have had a poor season in regards to their title defence, however a top four spot is the minimum for the capital side and it has been achieved. After winning their first Madrid derby at the Wanda Metropolitano last weekend, another result against a top side here could allow the fans to have some enjoyment after the season they’ve experienced.
Sevilla enter this match after a 0-0 draw at home to Mallorca. Julen Lopetegui’s side created chances throughout but overall did not do enough to break down a Mallorca side fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table. The Sevillistas at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan made their feelings known with a flood of whistling after the match concluded.
In January, it looked as though Sevilla were heading to one of if not the greatest season in their history. In the title race as well as among the favourites to win both the Europa League and Copa Del Rey had the Andalusians in dreamland. However, a collapse in the second half of the season has seen Sevilla knocked out of both cup competitions early on while any serious hopes of winning La Liga ended long ago.
Similarly to Atletico, a top four spot is now the minimum Sevilla can hope for and losing out to city rivals Betis would cause outrage at the club, with former Granada boss Diego Martinez reportedly being spoken about as a possible replacement for Julen Lopetegui.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Atletico win, 2 Sevilla wins, 3 Draws.
- Sevilla won the reverse fixture 2-1 earlier this season with a late goal from Lucas Ocampos.
- Atletico won here last season with a 2-0 win on their way to winning LaLiga.
- Sevilla were unbeaten on 3 visits to the Wanda Metropolitano prior to that.
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Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla Predictions
Score Prediction: Atletico Madrid 2-1 Sevilla
We expect Atletico to give their fans something to cheer about after a tough season whilst Sevilla may be forced to wait to confirm a place in next season’s Champions League.
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