Sevilla have finished in the top four in each of the last three seasons.
Atlético Madrid have finished in the top four in each of the last ten seasons!
However, both these streaks are under serious threat, with neither firing on all cylinders just now.
Of the two, Sevilla are much closer to pushing the panic button, given that they sit down in 15th place.
Los Nervionenses’ only victory so far, in the league or Champions League, came at Espanyol three weeks ago.
Even then, José Ángel Carmona’s brace helped them lead 3-0 at half time, only then for Sevilla to be clinging on at 3-2 towards the end.
Last time out, los Hispalenses earned a credible 1-1 draw away to Villarreal; Óliver Torres breaking the deadlock.
Nevertheless, Julen Lopetegui remains under serious pressure and he’ll surely be gone if results don’t rapidly improve.
Atlético Madrid meantime find themselves seventh, having been beaten by league-leaders Real in el Derbi Madrileño last time out.
The hosts were outclassed on and off the pitch, in a game that’ll be remembered for the barrage of unacceptable racist abuse aimed at Vinícius Júnior as oppose to any football.
Los Colchoneros came into the season with hopes of reclaiming the title, but another top four battle looks likely for Diego Simeone’s team.
Who will claim a much needed victory at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.