Real Madrid will be hoping to build on their recent league victory at Real Betis as they play host to Sevilla, who sit one place above them in La Liga. The hosts have a number of injury absentees but are favourite against a side without a win in six away trips in the league.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid – 19 January, kick-off 15:15
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Sevilla: William Hill
Last time: Sevilla ran out 3-0 victors when the two met each other in Andalusia earlier this season, while they won 3-2 at the venue in May last season. Sevilla have lost their last 13 matches at the Bernabeu, including a 5-0 defeat at the stadium on their last visit in December 2017.
|Over 3.5 goals||6/5||Offer|
|Sevilla double chance||23/20||Offer|
|Andre Silva anytime scorer||43/20||Offer|
Real Madrid vs. Sevilla Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid have a host of injury absentees for this clash with Thibaut Courtois, Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio among those to have missed recent games.
Their recent 2-1 win at Real Betis lifted them back above Alaves and into the top four while a victory in this clash would lift them into the top three.
Sevilla sit third in the standings, one place ahead of Madrid with a better head-to-head record, having been held 1-1 in four of their last six games – at Alaves, Valencia and Leganes, before a draw against Diego Simeone’s side, and a recent defeat against Athletic Bilbao.
Pablo Machin’s side had won ten home games in a row in all competitions before that Atleti draw, but are without an away victory in six attempts.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 17/10.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Vinicius Junior only made his second league start of the campaign at Betis but once again impressed and will start here due to Madrid’s injury worries. The in-form forward is at 43/20 to find the net in this game.
One to watch for Sevilla: Andre Silva has been on fire for Pablo Machin’s side this season following his season-long loan arrival from Milan. The Portuguese international has netted eight league goals already this season including two against Madrid earlier this season and is priced at 43/20 to net here.
Long shot: Madrid have struggled in recent home games – failing to score against CSKA Moscow and Real Sociedad and netting just once against Rayo Vallecano, while Sevilla have conceded just seven goals in their last 10 games. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 23/1.