Sevilla vs Real Madrid
Copa Del Rey 2016/17
12th January, 20:15 pm BST
Sanchez Pizjuán Stadium, Seville
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Sevilla Team News & Preview
Sevilla host Real Madrid in the Copa Del Rey this week and the home side will be looking to pull off an upset in front of their own fans.
They were beaten 3-0 in the first leg of the tie and are unlikely to go through to the finals, but the home side will look to salvage some of their lost pride with a positive performance here.
Los Nervionenses have been in good form over the last few weeks and have the ability to pick up a win here. Jorge Sampaoli‘s men have won four of their last five matches and will be determined to get a result here.
The home side will be without four of their first team players for Thursday’s vital game. Krohn-Dehli, Carrico, Fernandez and Tremoulinas are all ruled out with injuries.
Predicted Sevilla Starting Lineup (3-5-1-1): Rico; Mercado, Pareja, Rami; Mariano, Vazquez, Vitolo, N’Zonzi, Escudero; Nasri; Yedder
Real Madrid Team News & Preview
Los Blancos are heading into this game on the back of three consecutive wins and they will be looking to add to their outstanding run of form with another win.
Real Madrid have an excellent record against Sevilla and have won five of their last six meetings against Los Nervionenses. Furthermore, the away side have a 3-0 lead from the first leg, going into this game.
Zinedine Zidane‘s side will look to protect their comfortable lead here and will try to hit Sevilla on the break. Sevilla need to score goals here and therefore they will be vulnerable to counter attacks.
The away team are without several first team players for this game. Bale, Pepe, Kovacic, Vazquez, Isco are all ruled out with injuries.
Predicted Real Madrid Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Casemiro; Ronaldo, Benzema, James Rodriguez
Sevilla vs Real Madrid Key Stats
Real Madrid have won their last 3 matches in all competitions.
Real Madrid have beaten Sevilla in 5 of their last 6 meetings.
Real Madrid have won 14 of their last 16 matches in Copa del Rey.
Real Madrid have scored at least 3 goals in their last 4 matches in Copa del Rey.
Sevilla vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
Real Madrid have been winning at both half time and full time in 14 of their last 16 matches in Copa del Rey. Bet on them to win both halves here.
Sevilla have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 6 matches against Real Madrid in all competitions. A high scoring game seems likely.
Sevilla vs Real Madrid Prediction
Sevilla do not have a very good record against Real Madrid and are already under immense pressure here. They were beaten 3-0 in the first leg and will need a miraculous performance to get through the tie.
The away side are likely to sit back and hit Sevilla on the counter. Considering the current form and situation of both sides, Real Madrid should be able to edge this battle once again.
Sevilla 1-2 Real Madrid