Sevilla will be out to put a twist to the title race as they aim to remain in the top four this season and cause an upset when they welcome Real Madrid at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday, while Carlo Ancelotti’s men will aim to tighten their already firm grip on the La Liga against a side they are 12 points ahead
Thomas Delany will be doubtful for this clash, the midfielder just recovered from a calf injury and a match of this magnitude might just come too soon for the Danish.
Julen Lopetegui will be without Karim Rekik, Fernando Reges and Suso for the mouth-watering clash against Real Madrid due to injuries.
The visiting team will be without their midfield enforce Casemiro for this clash, the Brazilian will miss the trip to Seville due to a suspension he received his fifth booking against Getafe in their last time out.
Real Madrid will be without their two left-backs Marcelo and Ferland Mendy both sustained injury in their Champions League clash against Chelsea, Mendy was substituted while the Brazilian defender managed to finish the match but with a knock.
Dani Ceballos and Jesus Vallejo are also both doubts due to COVID-19, while Isco faces a battle to overcome a back problem in time for the contest.
Eden Hazard remains a long time absentee for the visiting team.
HEAD TO HEAD
Real Madrid has been impressive in their previous meetings, Los Blancos has won four of their last five games against Sevilla and one ended in a draw, in the last five meetings Sevilla is yet to win against Real Madrid.
The Rojiblancos’ sudden drop in form has affected their challenge for the title this season as they now struggle to make the top four.
Sevilla’s home form remains a top-notch picking up 37 points from their 15 league matches, remaining unbeaten in the process, but they will be welcoming a Real Madrid team with the best away record in Spain’s top flight this term.
The visiting team managed to make it to the semi-finals of the Champions League after the 3-2 defeat against Chelsea on Tuesday but progressed on 5-4 aggregate.
Since the huge defeat against Barcelona Real Madrid has never dropped any point in the La Liga with the team recording a win against Celta Vigo and Getafe respectively, the team has been good away from Santiago Bernabeu.
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Real Madrid 1-1 Sevilla
Real Madrid went 120 minutes against a physical team like Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday and a clash against fellow La Liga rival might prove too early for the La Liga leader to handle.
Real Madrid the fact that Sevilla is yet to suffer a defeat at home is another factor. Real Madrid might also want to settle for a draw due to their 12 points lead with just seven games left.
Our experts at moniebet.com are routing for 1.5.