The league leaders Atletico come into the Tuesday night encounter hoping to make it 5 straight wins as they host sixth-place Sevilla, who have not lost in their last 5 either.

Atletico were due to play Athletic Bilbao at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, but the contest had to be postponed due to bad weather, meaning that Simeone’s team have only played 15 league games this term.

Still, with three games in hand, Atletico lead the log with 38 points, one ahead of city rivals Real Madrid.

Sevilla will undoubtedly be targeting another top-four finish in La Liga this season, while they will also be looking to make an impression in the Champions League, facing Borussia Dortmund in the last-16 stage of the competition over two legs at the end of February and beginning of March.

What time does Atletico vs Sevilla start?

The game kicks off at 11:30pm Kenyan time at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

Atletico vs Sevilla team news

Kieran Trippier is banned for the game and joins Jose Gimenez and Hector Herrera on the absentee list for the encounter.

Portuguese sensation Joao Felix is expected to start ahead of Angel Correa to partner Luis Suarez up front, after the Uruguay forward has scored nine times in the league this season.

Youssef En-Nesyri is expected to start ahead of Luuk De Jong but the debate will be whether Suso or Munir El Haddadi will start to lead the attacking line.

Atletico vs Sevilla head to head

There is not much separating these two sides in terms of recent matches, both clubs winning 16 times and another 15 resulting in a stalemate, including an entertaining 2-2 draw the last time they met.

Atletico vs Sevilla current form

The visitors have won three and drawn two from their last five matches, giving them a boost in confidence as they go up against the leaders who have the best defense in the league.

Atletico have won four straight games and one loss to Real Madrid on December 12 last year.

Atletico vs Sevilla prediction

Both teams to score is the safest wager for this encounter but also Atletico have been on such superior form and could possibly edge their opponents.

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