The La Liga title race is reaching a breathtaking conclusion, with defending champions Real Madrid hosting fourth-placed Sevilla on Sunday night. This game comes a day after Barcelona’s clash with Atletico Madrid, as the top four all bid to stake their claim on a monumental weekend of action.
Where and when: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano – 9 May, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Sevilla: Premier Sports, Bet365 live streaming
Last time: An own goal from Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou was the difference between the sides, as Madrid won 1-0 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in December.
Real Madrid v Sevilla Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid come into this massive fixture looking for their fifth straight victory over Sevilla. Achieving that could put them into pole position in the title race, with only three matches remaining after this weekend.
It’s a season-defining week for Los Blancos, with this game coming hot on the heels of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second-leg clash with Chelsea. Madrid are currently tied on 74 points with Barcelona, with Atletico top of the pile by just two points from the Clasico rivals.
Sevilla, meanwhile, are just four points behind Madrid and Barca. Los Nervionenses are guaranteed a place in the top four and Champions League football next term, but they could have a major say in where the title ends up.
A victory for the away team could see Julen Lopetegui’s side move within four points of top spot, depending on how the other game pans out. Sevilla haven’t won away to Madrid since a 4-3 thriller in 2008, but this fixture will take place in an empty Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano and the visitors certainly have a chance at 45/17.
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The home team are the 27/25 favourites in these Real Madrid v Sevilla predictions though, as they look to put a minor blip behind them. Los Blancos drew two of their three games following their victory over Barcelona in El Clasico, returning to winning ways against Osasuna last weekend.
That result took Madrid to 14 unbeaten in La Liga, winning 10. The champions have only conceded one goal in recording four successive victories over Sevilla, although three of those wins have been by a single goal. It could be tight, but a home win is the likeliest outcome on Sunday night. A draw, meanwhile is priced at 19/7.
Madrid do have a few injuries to contend with, most notably in defence with Raphael Varane and Dani Carvajal both out. Federico Valverde and Lucas Vazquez are further doubts for Zinedine Zidane’s side, while Sergi Gomez is the only absentee for the visitors.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Casemiro was on the scoresheet against Osasuna last weekend, while the Brazilian midfielder has opened the scoring in each of Madrid’s last two homes games against Sevilla, netting three in total. He is worth a look at 15/1 in the first scorer market this weekend.
One to watch for Sevilla: Youssef En-Nesyri has enjoyed his best goalscoring season by far, averaging a goal every other game in netting 17 times in 34 appearances to date. The Moroccan forward is 15/8 to score anytime in these Real Madrid v Sevilla tips.
Long shot: If you’re on the lookout for big odds this weekend, a scorecast could be the way to go. Only Lionel Messi has scored more goals in La Liga this season than Madrid striker Karim Benzema. In what could be a tight and low-scoring affair, the Frenchman is 37/1 to net the only goal of the game.