It’s fourth against fifth in La Liga this weekend, as Real Madrid travel to the Ramon Sachez Pizjuan to play Sevilla on Saturday afternoon. The hosts can overtake the champions with a victory, with Los Blancos struggling for form at present.
Where and when: Estadio Ramon Sachez Pizjuan – 5 December, kick-off 15:15
Where you can see Sevilla vs. Real Madrid: Premier Sports
Last time: Casemiro was the unlikely goalscoring hero for Real when these teams last met. The Brazilian midfielder netted a brace for Los Blancos, as Madrid beat Sevilla 2-1 at the Bernabeu in January.
Sevilla v Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid are looking for their fourth straight victory over Sevilla this weekend, as the champions aim to end their current winless run in La Liga. The hosts have been in great form of late though, and will be no pushover on Saturday afternoon.
Los Nervionenses have bounced back in style after losing three straight league games in the second half of October, catapulting themselves back up the table in the process. Sevilla won five matches in a row in all competitions, ahead of their home game against Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Madrid, on the other hand, have stalled in recent weeks following their mini revival. Zinedine Zidane has seen the injuries stack up, with the likes of Sergio Ramos, Eden Hazard, Dani Carvajal and Luka Jovic all out of this game, as his team look for their first win in four La Liga games this weekend.
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Real Madrid to win and BTTS
Real Madrid to win 2-1
Benzema to score first
Real have followed up their 4-1 mauling against Valencia with a draw at Villarreal and a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Alaves last weekend. They have a day extra to prepare for this game following Tuesday’s trip to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, with Sevilla facing a faster turnaround after Wednesday’s clash with Chelsea.
That can’t help the home team’s chances in this game, with Sevilla the 13/7 underdogs for the win on Saturday. Real Madrid are priced at 8/5 to make it four straight wins against Los Nervionenses, while you can back the draw this weekend at 27/10.
That won’t be easy for former Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui to get, with Sevilla potentially missing as many as five players for this game. Sergio Escudero, Marcos Acuna and Suso are all struggling with injuries, while Yassine Bounou and Carlos Fernandez have both tested positive for coronavirus.
One to watch for Sevilla: Lucas Ocampos has only netted once in nine La Liga appearances so far this season. That was a crucial goal though coming in Sevilla’s 1-0 victory over Osasuna, with the Argentine 6/1 to make another key intervention in this Sevilla v Real Madrid preview by scoring the opener.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema is the favourite to break the deadlock in these Sevilla v Real Madrid predictions, priced at 5/1. The French striker has four goals in his first eight league appearances this term, after bagging 21 in each of the previous two seasons.
Long shot: Real Madrid have won each of their last three games against Sevilla via 2-1, 1-0 and 2-0 scorelines. Los Blancos need a win to get back on track, and are 9/1 to get it courtesy of a 2-1 triumph this weekend. Those odds rise to a mouthwatering 53/1 if you add Benzema as the first scorer.