Sevilla and Real Madrid will face each other in a crucial La Liga clash on Saturday, October 21, at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. The hosts are struggling in the bottom half of the table, while the visitors are flying high at the top. Can Sevilla cause an upset and spoil Real Madrid’s unbeaten run? Or will Real Madrid extend their lead and maintain their dominance? Here is everything you need to know about this exciting match and 12Bet Prediction will help you decide which team to put you bet on!
Head to Head
Real Madrid have a clear advantage over Sevilla in their recent meetings, having won four of their last five matches in all competitions. The last time they met was in May 2023, when Real Madrid secured a 2-1 victory thanks to a brace from Rodrygo. Sevilla’s last win over Real Madrid was in September 2020, when they won 3-0 at home with goals from Julen Lopetegui’s men.
Overall, the two teams have played 61 times in La Liga, with Real Madrid winning 38, Sevilla winning 13, and 10 ending in draws. Real Madrid have also scored 125 goals and conceded 70 in those matches.
Sevilla are going through a difficult period, as they have only won two of their eight matches in La Liga so far, drawing two and losing four. They are currently 14th in the table with eight points, 16 points behind Real Madrid. They have also changed their head coach recently, as Diego Alonso replaced Jose Luis Mendilibar, who was sacked after leading the team to the Europa League title last season.
Sevilla have been inconsistent at home this season, winning one, drawing one and losing two of their four matches at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. They have scored seven goals and conceded eight in those matches. Their main problem has been their defense, as they have conceded 12 goals in total in La Liga, the fourth-worst record in the league.
Sevilla will also have to deal with some injury issues, as they will be without Marko Dmitrovic, Mariano Diaz, Erik Lamela and Alfonso Pastor for this match. However, they will welcome back Marcao and Tanguy Nianzou from injury, although they are not expected to start. Sergio Ramos is expected to start against his former club and will be eager to prove himself against his old teammates.
Real Madrid are enjoying an almost perfect start to their season, having won eight of their nine matches in La Liga and the first two in the Champions League. They are currently top of the table with 24 points, two points ahead of second-placed Girona and three points ahead of third-placed Barcelona. They have also scored 20 goals and conceded only six in La Liga, the best offensive and defensive records in the league.
Real Madrid have been impressive away from home this season, winning three and drawing one of their four matches on the road. They have scored nine goals and conceded three in those matches. Their only defeat this season came against Atletico Madrid in the derby on September 24, when they lost 3-1 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Real Madrid will also have some good news on the injury front, as David Alaba is coming back from his injury and is expected to start alongside Antonio Rudiger in defense. Arda Guler has also made great progress in training but is not likely to feature in this match. They will still be without Andriy Lunin, Eder Militao and Thibaut Courtois due to injury.
Sevilla (4-2-3-1): Nyland; Navas, Bade, Ramos, Pedrosa; Rakitic, Sow; Ocampos, Suso, Lukebakio; En-Nesyri.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy; Tchouameni, Modric, Kroos; Valverde/Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius.
Sevilla will rely on their top scorer Youssef En-Nesyri to lead their attack and cause problems for Real Madrid’s defense. The Moroccan striker has scored three goals in eight matches in La Liga this season. He also scored a late equalizer against Rayo Vallecano before the international break.
Real Madrid’s key player is undoubtedly Jude Bellingham, who has been in sensational form this season. The English midfielder has scored 10 goals and provided three assists in 10 matches in all competitions this season. He has also scored eight goals and two assists in La Liga, making him the joint-top scorer in the league along with Karim Benzema.
Where to Watch
You can watch Sevilla vs Real Madrid live on ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes in the US, LaLigaTV and Viaplay UK in the UK, and TSN+ in Canada. You can also stream the match on fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Real Madrid have a clear edge over Sevilla in their recent history and current form, and they should be able to extend their winning streak and maintain their lead at the top of the table. Sevilla will try to put up a fight and spoil Real Madrid’s unbeaten run, but they will likely fall short against a superior opponent. We predict a 3-1 win for Real Madrid.
Prediction: Sevilla 1-3 Real Madrid.
Expert 12Bet Tips
Our expert in-house tipster pick:
Real Madrid: -1.5
Total Goals: Over 3
Both Team to score: Yes
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