Real Madrid vs Sevilla Match Preview & Predictions

Real Madrid vs Sevilla

Real Madrid vs Sevilla predictions and match preview for Sunday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups ahead of this top four showdown in the Spanish capital.

Date Sunday 9th May 2021
Kick-Off 21:00 (local time)
Stadium Alfredo Di Stefano
Competition LaLiga

Real Madrid vs Sevilla Preview


Real Madrid's Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium
Alfredo Di Stefano via Brgesto, CC BY-SA 3.0

Real Madrid and Sevilla clash in a crunch top of the table affair in LaLiga this Sunday. Both sides have suffered damaging defeats this week and will be desperate to bounce back in the right manner here. Realistically Sevilla’s hopes of a surprise title look over after they lost on Monday to Athletic but they will still think they can finish higher than 4th which would be a fantastic achievement.

As for Real Madrid, they will now firmly believe they can defend their league title having watched on as both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have squandered chances to open up clear advantages on them. Much will depend on the outcome of the clash between those two at Camp Nou on Saturday, but regardless of the result, Los Blancos will know they have to put three points on the board here.

They come into the game after a tired and all-round poor display in London against a much superior Chelsea side in midweek. They were deservedly sent packing from the Champions League at the Semi-Final stage and the worry will be that they’ve burned too much gas trying to compete on two fronts with a squad that was already stretched to the limit. Zinedine Zidane also received criticism for his selection policy in that game, particularly in his decision to start Eden Hazard who has offered precious little during his time with Los Blancos and perhaps more than anyone could do with a strong end to this season.

Sevilla meanwhile suffered defeat on Monday in LaLiga against Athletic. It was always going to be tough for them to compete with the “big three” all the way until the final weekend but with six points to make up on top spot heading into this matchday, they will need a miracle to clinch the title from here, but could still have a major say in who ultimately wins it, if they can bring their A game to Madrid.

Julen Lopetegui’s side had 18 attempts on goal and 74% possession against Athletic but couldn’t make their superiority count with Inaki Williams scoring the game’s only goal late on. Sevilla are already secure of their place in next season’s Champions League though and will reflect on another strong campaign no matter what happens from here, but they’d love to get an elusive away win against Los Blancos.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Real Madrid Wins, 2 Sevilla Wins.
  • Real Madrid have won all of the last 4 meetings.
  • They won 1-0 at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan earlier in the season.
  • Los Blancos have won 14 of the last 15 meetings in Madrid.

Team News

Lucas Vazquez, Dani Carvajal and Raphael Varane are out injured for the home team.

Sevilla are monitoring the fitness of key men Youssef En-Nesyri, Jules Kounde and Joan Jordan heading into this, but at least two of the trio are likely to be risked even if not 100%.

Predicted Real Madrid Starting Lineup:

Courtois – Mendy, Militao, Ramos, Nacho – Modric, Casemiro, Kroos – Hazard, Benzema, Asensio (4-3-3)

Predicted Sevilla Starting Lineup:

Bono – Acuna, Carlos, Kounde, Navas – Rakitic, Fernando, Gomez – Ocampos, En-Nesyri, Suso (4-3-3)

Real Madrid vs Sevilla Prediction: Real Madrid to Win 1-0

Much will depend on just how much fatigue there is in the Real Madrid camp. Sevilla will certainly sense an opportunity but that loss to Athletic would have hit them hard and their overall away record against the “big three” has been very poor for a long time. Los Blancos may just have enough energy in reserve to find a crucial win here.

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has also lived in Seville and Barcelona and has written extensively about Spanish football. His work has been published by the likes of Guardian Sport & World Soccer.