Real Madrid vs Sevilla
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
Real Madrid moved lock on points with Sevilla thanks to a 1-2 victory over their city rivals Real Betis last weekend away at Estadio Benito Villamarin.
The current Champions League winners thus took advantage of Sevilla’s surprising slip-up and a 2-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao at San Mames. The mentioned loss was a huge blow to Sevilla’s title dreams.
Los Blancos have seen such blow to title hopes much earlier. The reality is that both teams are as many as ten points shy of Barcelona at the top of the standings.
Which of them will definitely get out of the title race after Saturday’s tie at Santiago Bernabeu?
Real Madrid vs Sevilla: Head-to-head
Real Madrid dominated this match-up historically, but Sevilla will come into this off the back of two successive victories over Los Blancos.
Los Rojiblancos scored three goals in each of last two affairs against Real Madrid, both at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan though.
Anyhow, we should really be in for goals here since all of past 12 H2H encounters between these two likes produced at least three goals.
Real Madrid vs Sevilla: Prediction
Madrid did not open the year in the best of fashions. They took only one point from games against Villarreal and Real Sociedad conceding two goals in each of affairs in the process. The mood in the dressing room was improved after a 3-0 thumping of Leganes’ in Copa del Rey.
That win served as a catalyst for a highly-important 1-2 victory over Real Betis last Sunday. It was not the best of performances we’ve seen from Real Madrid this season, but the former Betis’ midfielder Dani Ceballos beautifully took a free-kick from an ideal position to grant Santiago Solari’s men victory two minutes from time.
Looking at the head to head trend we just have to go for the Over 2.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 1.53. The value is string with Sevilla to net two or more goals at 2.62 if we know that Madrid allowed five goals in past three league affairs.
Real Madrid vs Sevilla: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15)
Sevilla Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.62 (13/8).