Sevilla vs Real Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 15th January 2017
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Sevilla.
The top two teams in Primeira Division standings will meet each other in the derby match of the 18th round of the competition. Sevilla have the opportunity to make the season super entertaining with the potential win which would bring back both Barcelona and Atletico in the race for the very top of the standings. The potential victory would get Sevilla on a single point distance behind the Champions League winners.
Jorge Sampaoli can be thrilled knowing that his team is currently holding the second position. It is mainly thanks to the impressive attacking line which ended the last year in some style destroying their opponents’ defensive lines. The last victim was Real Sociedad (who have had an amazing season with a single defeat at Anoeta since the start of the campaign) on Saturday evening when this season’s acquisition Wissam Ben Yedder completed a hat-trick to become the team’s leading scorer.
What should we say about Real Madrid on the other side? Los Blancos are undefeated in 31 consecutive games. Zinedine Zidane has been enjoying a fantastic first part of the season and he knows that the potential win over Sevilla at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan would be a huge step towards the 33rd La Liga title. Real entered the New Year in a fabulous way, demolishing Sevilla in Copa del Rey and Granada in the La Liga clash.
Sevilla vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head Stats
The Sunday’s match will be the thirds within 10 days for the two teams. Zidane came out with the mixed lineup without Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema up front in the first leg of Copa del Rey clash, but it did not bother Real Madrid to outplay the rivals with 3-0. James Rodriguez was inspired netting a brace, while Raphael Varane added another to seal the deal and make the rematch a formality. However, Sevilla have won the last game between the two sides at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, back in November 2015 when they claimed a 3-2 win.
Sevilla vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Sevilla have been fantastic on home court this season and if someone has the capacity of hurting Real Madrid, it’s them. However, as much as 5/2 odds seem attractive, we can’t back the home win against the team which is undefeated in 31 straight games. The Both teams to score somehow seems to be the best betting option because we can’t see how teams with such amazing attacking form could produce a low scoring game.
Sevilla vs Real Madrid: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 4/6 (1.66).