The Saturday afternoon action in La Liga sees title contenders Real Madrid play host to a high-flying Sevilla, who have lost just one of their last 11 league games. Madrid are favourites to win but this could prove a potential banana skin for their title ambitions.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid – 18 January, kick-off 15:00
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Sevilla: William Hill
Last time: A second half goal from Karim Benzema edged the game out in Madrid’s favour during the meeting in Seville between the sides back in September.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Sevilla double chance||13/10||Offer|
|Under 1.5 goals||15/4||Offer|
|Karim Benzema anytime scorer||23/25||Offer|
Real Madrid vs. Sevilla Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid have undergone a turbulent campaign so far but are unbeaten in 16 across all competitions – winning 11 in that time – with just one defeat in their last 22, at Real Mallorca.
Zinedine Zidane’s side sit behind Barcelona at the top of the table on goal difference only but have drawn three of their last four league matches.
Sevilla have won just once in their last four league games – a 2-0 win at Real Mallorca – but conversely have lost just once of their last 11.
The Andalusian side sit fourth in the standings – five points off the summit of the league table.
The hosts are unsurprisingly favourites for this encounter at odds of 4/7 with a Sevilla victory priced at 9/2 and the draw available at 10/3.
Madrid have 10 clean sheets in 16 and 12 in total all season, so under 1.5 goals at 15/4 appears to be a solid bet with under 2.5 at 11/8.
A ‘double chance’ on Sevilla to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 13/10 while a Madrid win/draw outcome is at 3/20.
If you fancy the Madrid side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 5/4.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema netted a highly credible 30 goals last campaign for Madrid and already has 16 from 24 in all competitions this time out. Is priced at 23/25 to find the net in this game.
One to watch for Sevilla: Luuk de Jong remains the main goal threat for Sevilla, playing as main striker, despite just two La Liga goals this campaigns and is at 16/5 to score here.
Long shot: Madrid have kept 10 clean sheets in 16, while Getafe have the fourth strongest defence in the division. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 14/1.