Real Madrid vs Sevilla
Copa Del Rey.
Date: Wednesday, 4th January 2017.
Kick-off at 20:15 UK.
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.
Real Madrid enjoyed a 13-2 aggregate win in their first Copa Del Rey duty this season. The Blancos thrashed Segunda Division B side Leonesa 6-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, and 7-1 in the away leg. Going into this clash, Zidane tutored sides are unbeaten in 37 competitive games they were involved in. Besides, the Royals of Madrid are in search of their 20 Copa Del Rey tittle, having won their last one in 2014.
Sevilla missed a chance to the tittle when they lost in the final last season. However, the reds and white started this season campaign with a 14-2 aggregate win over non-league side Formentera. The Rojiblancos will be meeting Real Madrid in this terrain for the first time in 6 years; losing to Madrid in the 2010/2011 semi-final stage of the competition.
Real Madrid vs Sevilla: Head-to-Head Statistics
This two sides have long history together, but the most recent games will be considered for this review. Both sides met for the UEFA Super Cup final earlier in the season; Real Madrid enjoy a narrow win in that encounter.
Moreover, in the last 10 competitive meeting between both sides; Real Madrid gathered 6 wins, while Sevilla won in 3. Also, Sevilla are yet to get a win at the Santiago Bernabeu since 2008/2009 season; the Rojiblancos outscored Real Madrid in a 7 goal thrilling match that season.
Real Madrid vs Sevilla: Prediction
This clash will without doubt produce some interesting scenarios. Real Madrid are in great form and are definitely the better of the two in terms of form. But, Sevilla are a very cultured and competitive sides, especially when it comes to playing a top Spanish side.
The biggest news from Bernebeu is that Sergio Ramos is sidelined and Zidane has decided to left out Cristiano Ronaldo for this match. And the French manager’s decision could even things up when teams are taking up the field. It was not so long ago that Real with Ronaldo were struggling against Deportivo La Coruna at this very stadium. Therefore, it would be better to look into the goal markets for this match.
Real Madrid vs Sevilla: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 3.5 goals at 11/5 (3.20).