Sevilla vs Real Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Kick-Off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Sevilla).
Sevilla host Real Madrid in the highest of spirits after bagging as many as 11 goals in last two matches. The stage is thus set for a mouth-watering sixth round clash at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan where the Andalusian crowd will surely make an electrifying atmosphere to welcome the Champions League holders.
Madrid started the Julen Lopetegui era in a decent way. They did slip up ten days ago playing a 1-1 draw to Athletic Bilbao away at San Mames, but managed to bounce back and see off Espanyol 1-0 at Santiago Bernabeu this weekend.
Los Blancos took advantage of Barcelona’s slip-up in the previous round to move lock on points with the reigning champions. However, Lopetegui’s men have a very challenging trip to Sevilla to make in this mid-week fixture. Can they leave Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan unharmed?
Sevilla vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head
Real Madrid dominated this match-up over the years.
They lead the head to head tie by 20 wins coming into 53rd meeting with Los Rojiblancos.
However, Real Madrid have really been struggling in their most recent trips to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Sevilla won three and drew one of last four H2H games with Los Blancos on the home patch.
Three or more goals were seen in all of last 11 head to head outings.
Fans saw five or more goals scored in four of last five H2H matches.
Sevilla vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Sevilla’s attacking form promises another spectacular evening for the local fans. Their main striker Wissam Ben Yedder stole the show in back-to-back impressive wins over Standard Liege and Levante, bagging five goals in the process. The Frenchman will no doubts be the main target for the team led by Pablo Machin in the final third here.
Real Madrid obviously have super powerful attacking options of their own in the likes of Karim Benzema and Gareth bale who have been thriving ever since Cristiano Ronaldo left the team. They combined seven goals in five league games so far.
The bet you can just not make a mistake with is Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS at the odds of 1.66. The value is certainly with Sevilla not to lose at 2.20, but we’ll go for the 2.50 odds offered for the hosts to net two or more goals in the match instead.
Sevilla vs Real Madrid: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6)
Sevilla Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.50 (6/4).