Atletico Madrid can secure a second place finish for the second consecutive season when they play host to Sevilla in the La Liga at Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday night (IST).
ATL vs SEV Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Los Colchoneros suffered a shock 3-0 defeat against Espanyol last time around, but will be guaranteed to finish above city rivals Real Madrid if they avoid a defeat against Sevilla at home.
Indeed, Diego Simeone will be happy to finish above Madrid for the second consecutive season, but for the squad which boasts players like Antoine Griezmann, Jan Oblak and Saul Niguez, to name a few, the mere second place won’t satiate their thirst for the top prizes.
Sevilla, on the other hand, are sixth on the table with three points separating them from Getafe in fourth.
The visitors are also coming into this match on the back of a torrid performance from last weekend where they lost 0-3 to Leganes at home.
The La Liga match will be played between Atletico Madrid and Sevilla at Wanda Metropolitano, in Madrid. The ground has a capacity of 72,000.
The game will start at 10:00 PM (IST), on Sunday, May 12.
Facebook has the rights to broadcast La Liga matches in India, while selective games can also be watched across Sony Sports Network n India. Premier members can also enjoy the live action on the official SonyLiv App.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Atletico Madrid – L W W W W L
Sevilla – W W L W L L
Injured – Bayern Munich-bound Lucas Hernandez will be missing the game with an injury, with Jose Gimenez and Stefan Savic also miss out.
Suspended – Diego Costa is suspended following his eight-game ban for insulting referee during the clash against Barcelona.
Doubtful – Nikola Kalinic is carrying a knock and will be monitored.
Note: Nehuén Pérez is not available for selection as he is the part of the Argentina Under-20 set-up for the upcoming Under-20 FIFA World Cup.
Diego Godin will be starting at the back in his last home game as an Atletico Madrid player. He will be leaving the club in the summer.
Probable XI: Oblak GK), Juanfran, Godín, Montero, Filipe Luís, Koke, Thomas Partey, Rodrigo, Ñíguez, Griezmann, Morata
Injured – On-loan centre-back Maximilian Wöber picked up a torn meniscus in April and will be missing the rest of the season.
Suspended – Ever Banega is out for the rest of the season as well following his straight red card dismissal against Girona a fortnight ago.
Doubtful – Daniel Carriço and André Silva remain doubtful but Sergio Escudero should recover from a knock in time to feature at Wanda Metropolitano.
Note: Sergi Gomez should replace Daniel Carrico at the back, while Maxime Gonalons is expected to be given a nod in central midfield.
Probable XI: Vaclik (GK), Navas, Mercado, Gómez, Escudero, Sarabia, Gonalons, Mesa, Vázquez, Ben Yedder, El Haddadi
Potential Game Changers: Top fantasy picks and the points earned in the last three games
Antoine Griezmann – 3, 13, 4.5
Wissam Ben Yedder – 16.5, 7.5, 7.5
Pablo Sarabia – 14, 17, 19.5
Franco Vazquez – 3.5, 11.5, 4
Koke – 5, 5.5, 4.5
Stats and facts:
Atletico Madrid are on a six-game winning run in home games.
Sevilla lost their last two away fixtures, and three in the last five overall games.
With just 26 goasl conceded, Atletico Madrid boasts the best defensive record in La Liga this season.
Sevilla meanwhile have shipped 46 goals in 36 La Liga games, most by any team in the top-eight and joint-worst defensive record in the top-half.
Over the years, this has been an evenly contested fixture. Atletico Madrid have 15 wins to Sevilla’s 13, while 15 games ended in draws.
Breakdown on both team’s stats (2018-19 season)
Atletico Madrid | Sevilla
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Antoine Griezmann is the fulcrum of whatever good Atletico Madrid do in the final third. He is their biggest threat on any given day. He has also racked up a team-high 9 assists in the league this season, which shows his overall impact on the team.
Easily, Sevilla’s player of the season. He has taken his game to new heights this season and is currently battling with the all-time great Lionel Messi for most assists in a season. He has scored 15 goals to with 14 assists in the season (13 in La Liga).
A good option to name him your vice-captain.
Other options for captain and vice-captain: Gerard Deulofeu, Pedro, Ricardo Pereyra, Cesar Azpilicueta
While Wissam Ben Yedder could fetch you good points in this game, for he has is perhaps the most in-form player for Sevilla at the moment.
Defenders: Juanfran, F Luis, Navas, Mercado
Midfielders: Koke, Saul, Sarabia (VC), Mesa
Forwards: Griezmann (C), Yedder
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ATL vs SEV Dream11 potential winner:
Atletico Madrid are favorite to win the match.