Real Madrid are all set to host Sevilla at the Alfredo Di Stefano on Sunday for their La Liga game this weekend. They come into this game after a 2-0 loss to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea on Wednesday in the second leg of the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League. But they have a 2-0 win against Osasuna last week.
Sevilla, on the other hand, lost 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in their last league game. A late second-half goal from Spain international Inaki Williams secured the win for Athletic Bilbao.
Both teams are looking forward to winning the match as the valuable three points would get them closer to win the title. Currently, Real Madrid sit second in the league table with points tied to Barcelona and Sevilla are in fourth place.
Real Madrid vs Sevilla: Preview and Head-to-Head
In 36 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Real Madrid hold a clear advantage. They have won 24 games, lost 11, and drawn one. Real Madrid have won 14 of their last 15 home matches against Sevilla in all competitions.
They have scored at least 2 goals in their last 13 home matches against Sevilla in all competitions. But, Sevilla have won their last 3 away matches in the league and will hope to improve their stats against Real Madrid.
The two clubs last faced each other last year in December in the league, where Real Madrid won 1-0 against Sevilla. A second-half own goal from Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou ensured the victory for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid in last 5 matches (La Liga): W-D-W-D-W
Sevilla in last 5 matches (La Liga): W-W-W-W-L
Real Madrid vs Sevilla : Team News
Real Madrid have suffered a lot due to player injuries this season and it still continuous, as they will be unable to call upon the right-back Dani Carvajal and winger Lucas Vazquez, while there are doubts over the availability of Raphael Varane after he suffered an injury before the Chelsea clash.
Injured: Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez; Doubtful: Raphael Varane; Suspended: None
Meanwhile, Sevilla have no known injury issues and manager Julen Lopetegui is expected to have a fully fit squad before the game.
Injured: None; Doubtful: None; Suspended: None
Predicted Line-up and Score:
Real Madrid Predicted XI (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois, Alvaro Odriozola, Eder Militao, Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard
Sevilla Predicted XI (4-3-3): Yassine Bounou, Jesus Navas, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Marcos Acuna, Ivan Rakitic, Joan Jordan, Fernando, Oscar Rodriguez, Youssef En-Nesyri, Lucas Ocampos
Real Madrid 2-1 Sevilla
Real Madrid will be hoping to win this game against Sevilla after a disappointing exit from the champions league, but En-Nesyri will be a crucial factor. Real Madrid will be giving their all to close the title race gap. I predict a win for Madrid with late drama at Alfredo Di Stefano.