Real Madrid vs Sevilla predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two high-flying sides clash at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid vs Sevilla Preview
This game sees Julen Lopetegui return to the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time, a little over a year after he was sacked by Real Madrid. He does so as boss of a Sevilla side that remains within touching distance of Barcelona and Real Madrid at the midway point in the campaign. However defeat here would surely rule them out of a surprise title challenge.
Real Madrid return to the Spanish capital with yet another trophy under their belt after they defeated Atletico Madrid to win the Supercopa on penalties in Saudi Arabia last weekend. They have only won 1 of their last 4 league games though, a 3-0 victory at Getafe last time out so they will be determined to put another three points on the board here to at least put a bit more pressure on Barcelona heading into their first game under Quique Setien on Sunday.
Sevilla have impressed this season but their record away to the big clubs has been a very poor one for a number of years, something which has severely hampered their chances of competing with the likes of Real Madrid across a 38 game season. They’ve been excellent travellers this season though with an average of 2 points per away game, the best record in the league.
Sevilla’s main problem has been in the striker department and they’ve taken radical steps to try and rectify it this week. Moanes Dabour has been sold and fellow summer signing Javier Hernández looks set to follow him out the exit door. Coming in the other way is Youssef En-Nesyri who has joined from Leganes in a €20m deal and he could be involved here although the game may come too soon for the Moroccan to start.
As for Real Madrid, Fede Valverde is suspended while Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema are both doubts. Gareth Bale could be in line for a start having shaken off an injury.
Real Madrid vs Sevilla Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-0 Real Madrid
Sevilla’s track record of showing signs of developing into a top team and then folding when they go away to Camp Nou or the Bernabeu is a familiar one and makes it a bit hard to fancy them to break that curse here. In Jeddah, Madrid coped with their attacking injury problems by packing the midfield and and it worked out pretty well and that could allow them to gain control of this game and secure an important victory.
Real Madrid vs Sevilla Betting Tips & Odds (18+)
Home Win 31/50 | Draw 13/4 | Away Win 4/1 – odds via Betfair
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Real Madrid vs Sevilla H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Madrid Wins, 2 Sevilla Wins.
- Real Madrid were 1-0 winners at the RSP earlier this season.
- They’ve won 13 of their last 14 home games against Sevilla.
- Sevilla have conceded 15 goals on their last 4 league visits to the Bernabeu.
Predicted Line Ups
Real Madrid Team:
Courtois – Mendy, Militao, Varane, Carvajal – Modric, Casemiro, Kroos – Isco – Bale, Jovic (4-3-1-2)
Vaclik – Escudero, Carrico, Carlos, Navas – Torres, Fernando, Banega – Munir, De Jong, Vazquez (4-3-3)
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