Both teams are title contenders and they'll play against each other in La Liga's 2nd round as Sevilla are visiting Vicente Calderón. Unai Emery's side started the season with a draw against Malaga. Sevilla has a solid record when playing at home, counting 19 victories out of 26 games. Atletico is struggling to get positive results against Sevilla. In their last 5 meetings, Atleti at home lost twice to Sevilla and the other 3 ended with a tied score. In 5 out of 6 recent matches, Sevilla conceded at the hands of Atletico.
Atletico Madrid's face a huge test in their quest for honours as they begin a run of three crucial games in the space of a week at Valencia. La Liga leaders Atleti travel to the Mestalla with a four-point cushion over reigning champions Barcelona, while city rivals Real are two further behind in third, though they have a game in hand.
Following Sunday's encounter, Diego Simeone's men travel to Chelsea for their UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg, with the tie poised at 0-0 after the first encounter, and a trip to Levante rounds off a testing seven days.