Saturday lunchtime sees the Bianconeri’s first Champions League Group A opponents Malmo enter the final straight of their title charge when they host Mjallby at the Swedbank Stadion.
With just five games remaining of the domestic campaign, Åge Hareide’s men command a healthy eight-point lead at the top of the Allsvenskan and will be aiming to fend off any last minute challengers by picking up a victory against their mid-table opposition.
In the evening, Atletico Madrid welcome Sevilla to the Vicente Calderon for what looks set to be an enthralling clash between the defending champions and free-scoring early pace setters.
The visitors have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the campaign, winning four and drawing one, and appear likely to represent an intriguing test for Diego Simeone’s men on their own patch.
An Atletico triumph would see them leapfrog Sevilla, who currently sit joint top of La Liga with Valencia and Barcelona on 13 points.
Buoyant Greek Super League leaders Olympiacos are also in action on Saturday, making the short trip to face fellow Athens-based side Atromitos at the Peristeri Stadium.
Just three points separate the front runners and their seventh-placed opponents, who enjoyed a midweek cup win away at Iraklis Psachna.