Real Madrid will be looking to continue to build upon their strong start to the season but face a testing away visit to in-form Sevilla on Wednesday night. Madrid have 13 points from their opening five games while the Andalusian side have netted 11 goals in the past two games.
Where and when: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville – 26 September, kick-off 21:00
Where you can see Sevilla vs. Real Madrid: Eleven Sports, William Hill
Last time: Sevilla won an enthralling 3-2 encounter between the sides back in May, although Madrid were heavily weakened that day with a number of first-team changes. The reverse fixture in the Spanish capital ended 5-0 to the European champions.
|Sevilla double chance||11/10||Offer|
|Over 3.5 goals||11/10||Offer|
|Gareth Bale anytime scorer||15/16||Offer|
Sevilla vs. Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid will look to continue their recent strong form – five wins from their last six, in which they are unbeaten – but face a trip to a notoriously difficult away ground.
They have failed to win in their last four visits to the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán while they have lost in each of their last three league visits.
Sevilla have not shown consistency this year – winning 4-1 at Rayo Vallecano and 6-2 at Levante, but losing 2-0 at home to Getafe and losing 1-0 at Real Betis.
The away side are favourites to win this encounter at odds of 3/4, with Sevilla priced at 3/1 and the draw available at 16/5.
This is like to be a frenetic affair with goals always expected in these games – the last 19 have produced an incredible 89 goals (4.68 per game).
With this in mind, over 3.5 goals at 11/10 appears to offer great value while over 4.5 goals is available at 12/5.
A ‘double chance’ on Sevilla to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 11/10 while a Madrid win/draw outcome is at 2/9.
If you fancy the away side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 17/10.
One to watch for Sevilla: Wissam Ben Yedder scored against Madrid in this fixture last year while he netted a hat-trick against Levante on Sunday. He is 19/10 to score at any point in this game.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Gareth Bale has scored ten goals in his last 10 appearances for Madrid as he aims to take over the scoring mantle from Cristiano Ronaldo and is 15/16 to score anytime here.
Long shot: Sevilla have failed to score in three of their last four league games while Madrid may employ more conservative tactics than usual in this encounter. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 25/1.