It's the biggest game of what is left of the La Liga season with the title race wrapped up while relegation is all but done too with Atletico Madrid and Sevilla competing for third place with the 2021/22 champions narrowly ahead of Sevilla by a mere point.
There is barely anything separating either side here across the season. Diego Simeone's usual defensive brilliance in Spain has faltered this campaign and they have now let in 41 goals across the season from only 36 games, while Sevilla boast of the best defensive record in the table this campaign by getting in only 29 from 36 fixtures. The tables have turned dramatically in Spain in the past year, but nevertheless, despite the changes on the defensive front, Atletico have still managed to net 62 goals, which is 11 more than that of Sevilla, as they have also won three games more with Julen Lopetegui's men falling to a stunning 15 draws - this is a record a team in the top four at this stage of the season.
Worse yet in regards to their draws, three have now come on the bounce for the Sevilla side, as they had to settle for a point to relegation fighters Cadiz and Mallorca, while also drawing with Unai Emery's Villarreal in seventh. Levante were the last team to taste defeat at the hands of Sevilla, and even then, Lopetegui's side had to fight right until the end. Jesus Corona netted twice in the first half, before Jules Kounde sealed the deal with only eight minutes to go. Oddly enough for Sevilla, they have struggled against these sides and have often put up a fight against fellow Europe hopefuls for next season.
They have, however, lost to Barcelona and Real Madrid in the past five weeks, but with victories over the likes of Real Betis in fourth and a win against Atletico the last time they met, they will have a bit of confidence heading into this one. A defeat would spell the end of a third-placed finish for the club as well, so Sevilla must either draw here and win and hope Atletico lose on the final day, or get all three points in this one and then match their result next weekend.
As for Simeone's men, it's been a rough end to the season for them with them losing in the Champions League in quite ugly fashion, just as they conceded the title to their city rivals, Real. On the other hand, following on from their loss to Manchester City in Europe, they went on to beat Espanyol and draw with Grandad before losing to Athletic Club. More importantly, they beat the champions Real 1-0 just last weekend as Yannick Carrasco's penalty gave them all three points in one of their biggest results of the season.