Sevilla vs Real Madrid
La Liga 2016/17
15th January, 19:45 pm BST
Sanchez Pizjuán Stadium, Seville
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SEVILLA TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW
Sevilla host Real Madrid in La Liga this weekend and the home side will be looking to avenge their Copa Del Rey exit at the hands of Zinedine Zidane’s side earlier this week.
Jorge Sampaoli‘s men have won five of their last six league games and were beaten by Real Madrid over two legs despite their good form. They will be desperate to halt Real Madrid’s title charge here.
The home side will be without four of their first team players for today’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
Real Madrid are two points ahead of second-placed Barcelona and will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table. The Catalan giants have played two more matches and will be hoping for a favour from Sevilla.
Real Madrid have an excellent record against Sevilla and have won five of their last seven meetings against Los Nervionenses and will be aiming for the three points here.
The absence of Bale, Pepe, James Rodriguez and Isco will be a blow for the away side. But they have enough firepower to secure a win here.
Predicted Real Madrid Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Casemiro; Ronaldo, Benzema, Vazquez
SEVILLA VS REAL MADRID KEY STATS
Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 28 matches in La Liga.
Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in their last 8 matches against Sevilla in all competitions.
Sevilla have won 7 of their last 8 home matches in La Liga.
Sevilla have won with at least a 3 goal margin in their last 3 matches in La Liga.
Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 9 matches in La Liga.
Sevilla have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 home matches against Real Madrid in all competitions.
Real Madrid have beaten Sevilla in 5 of their last 7 meetings.
SEVILLA VS REAL MADRID BETTING TIPS
Real Madrid have been in supreme form in the league and are unbeaten for months now. Bet on Los Blancos to win.
The last few meetings between these two sides have been packed with goals. Over 2.5 goals seem likely.
Sevilla have a very good home record and held Real Madrid to a draw earlier this week. Bet on them to win or draw here.
SEVILLA VS REAL MADRID PREDICTION
Sevilla will be desperate for a win here. They were eliminated from Copa Del Rey by Real Madrid and Sampaoli’s men will be looking to improve on that showing here.
Los Blancos were held to a 3-3 draw against Sevilla last time out and they will need to improve defensively in order to edge this one.
It should be a close game with a draw likely once again.
Sevilla 2-2 Real Madrid