Free tips La Liga: Sevilla v Real Madrid prediction (7.45 pm, Sunday)
SEVILLA VS REAL MADRID PREDICTIONS, BETTING TIPS AND MATCH PREVIEW
Sunday 15th January 19:45, Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. Live on Sky Sports 1.
SEVILLA VS REAL MADRID PREDICTIONS:
ASIAN HANDICAP PREDICTION
Sevilla + 0.5 at 9/10 with bet365
BTTS & OVER/UNDER 2.5 GOALS PREDICTION
Yes & Over 2.5 Goals at 8/11 with Coral
REASONS FOR SEVILLA VS REAL MADRID BETTING TIPS
Sevilla and Real Madrid meet for the second time in 72 hours (and the third time in less than a fortnight) following Thursday’s 3-3 draw in the Copa del Rey, with Real Madrid’s late fight-back enabling them to set a new Spanish record of 40 games without defeat.
With all due respect to the Copa del Rey, it’s the league game that has the most importance, particularly as this is a clash between the top two in the table going into the weekend’s fixtures and the result could have a major bearing on the title race.
A Sevilla victory would see them close the gap at the top to just a single point, but a win for Los Blancos would leave Sevilla with seven points to make up and, having also played a game more, would probably all but realistically end their title aspirations.
Sevilla certainly have reason to believe, having won seven of their eight matches at home in La Liga this season, with the one exception being a 2-1 defeat against Barcelona. They can give anyone a run for their money.
Despite Real Madrid’s fantastic run of results, backing them at best odds of Evens away to their nearest challengers doesn’t have any great appeal. Taking Sevilla + 0.5 on the Asian Handicap looks more attractive at 9/10 with bet365. Provided Sevilla avoid defeat, whether they win or lose, that would be a winning bet.
As was seen on Thursday, both of these teams can score goals, but neither team is exactly watertight at the back. That suggests that backing Both Teams To Score (‘BTTS’) with Over 2.5 Goals in the game looks like a decent shout at 8/11 with Coral. Sticking with the goal markets, it’s also tempting to back Over 3.5 Goals at 5/4 with BetVictor.
Those looking for a Sevilla v Real Madrid Correct Score tip could do worse than back a 2-2 draw at 11/1 with William Hill.
In the Anytime Goalscorer market, a certain Cristiano Ronaldo can be backed at 17/20 with 888sport. Karim Benzema is available at 13/10 with Paddy Power while Sergio Ramos, not the most popular player at his former club at present, can be backed at 15/2 with 888sport to score again. As for Sevilla, Wissam Ben Yedder is an 11/5 shot with Paddy Power.
SEVILLA VS REAL MADRID STATS
Sevilla matches at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán average 3.63 goals per game this season. Real Madrid’s games on the road have averaged 3.71 goals per game.
Both Teams To Score (BTTS) has occurred in 75% of Sevilla’s home games and in 57% of Real Madrid’s away games in La Liga this season.
SEVILLA TEAM NEWS
Defender Adil Rami is available following suspension. Wissam Ben Yedder should start in preference to new signing Stevan Jovetic. Mariano, Steven N’Zonzi and Franco Vazquez should all return to the starting XI after being rested in midweek.
REAL MADRID TEAM NEWS
Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are almost certain to start. James Rodriguez has a minor back injury, so Lucas Vazquez could come in on the right. Raphael Varane should start with Pepe still struggling with injury. Dani Carvajal is set to replace Danilo at right-back.