Sevilla vs Real Madrid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 22 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (Sevilla).
Surprisingly in the Spanish League, overshadowing the likes of Real, Barca, and Atleti, the Sevillistas are at the top of the table, and that too with a 100% unbeaten run. The record could have even been 100% wins, if not for their draw against the overly defensive Celta Vigo.
Last time around the team had finished just sixth in the table (low according to their standards) and failed to qualify for the Champions League. The squad seems determined to make amends for that miss this season.
While the hosting of Real will be their toughest obstacle so far this campaign, taking into account the current situation of the 13-time European champions, the hosts do have reasons to be hopeful.
Madrid’s away form has been thrown wide open to be questioned these days, and the loss last day against the severely under-powered PSG in their CL opener has just added fuel to fire.
Without the likes of Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappe, and Edinson Cavani, the Parisians dealt a heavy 3-0 loss at home for the Spanish contingent. The defeat will surely throw doubts into the minds of even hardcore supporters of the Zidane regime.
Sevilla vs Real Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last six matches in a row had the hosts of the particular day winning.
- 21 of the former 22 meetings saw the home teams scoring twice or more.
- The previous three encounters at this venue returned home wins.
- 15 of the prior 18 clashes at this stadium saw the Sevillistas scoring twice or more.
Sevilla vs Real Madrid Prediction
People are slowly coming to terms just how much of an influence Cristiano Ronaldo was in the hattrick Champions League glory of Zinedine Zidane. Ever since the Portuguese parted ways with the French-man, the old charm seems to have stopped working.
At the moment, against age-old tradition, Sevilla holds the upper hand. They have the home advantage, are at the top of the table, are unbeaten so far this campaign, and have lost just once in front of the home crowd in the last eight years against this opponent.
On the other hand, the Madrid outfit is plagued with injuries, is still trying to gel together with several new arrivals as a cohesive unit, and is fresh off a huge defeat on the road against PSG.
Also, home teams, in general, have scored two or more goals in 21 of the previous 22 h2h clashes, and the same occurred in 15 of the previous 18 clashes at this venue.
By the looks of things, we’re about to witness one of the titans of World Football struggle on the road this weekend.
Sevilla vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
Double Chance: Sevilla or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
To Win Either Half: Real Madrid @ 1.83 (5/6).