Sunday night, Real Madrid play at Sevilla in hopes of moving one step closer to winning La Liga Santander.
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Sevilla vs Real Madrid
Sunday 17 April, 20:00
Sevilla are currently third in La Liga, and have consistently exceeded expectations this season. In their previous game, they defeated Granada 4-2 and hope to accomplish the same thing this weekend.
Sevilla were within striking distance of Real Madrid in the La Liga table in February, but a four-game winless run from March 4 to April 3 ended their title hopes, and they now aim to finish among the top four
Julien Lopetegui’s team defeated Granada 4-2 last Friday, with Rafa Mir and Alejandro Gomez scoring in stoppage time, and the result left them in third place along with Atletico Madrid.
The home team is level on points with second-placed Barcelona, but just 3 more than fifth-placed Real Betis.
Sevilla has played well at home this season, picking up 37 points from their 15 league games, remaining unbeaten.
Sevilla has scored an average of 2.13 goals in their last home matches in La Liga.
For Sevilla, Julen Lopetegui will not have Karim Rekik, Fernando Reges, and Suso at his disposal, and Thomas Delaney and Marcos Acuna are unlikely to have recovered from knocks in time to play against Los Blancos.
After playing 120 minutes on home soil against Chelsea in the Champions League a few days ago, Real Madrid will face Sevilla in a match on Sunday at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
In the UEFA Champions League, Los Blancos defeated Chelsea 5-4 on aggregate. In the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Chelsea on Tuesday evening, Real Madrid lost 3-2 but advanced to the semifinals with a 5-4 aggregate win, with Karim Benzema’s 96th-minute goal at the Bernabeu proving to be the decisive goal.
In the semi-finals, Los Blancos will face Manchester City.
In the LaLiga Santander table, Real Madrid is currently atop the standings, with Sevilla 12 points behind.
Since the Clasico defeat before the international break, they have won back-to-back league matches against Celta Vigo and Getafe.
With 35 points from 15 matches, Ancelotti’s side has the best away record in Spain’s top flight this season.
La Liga champions Real Madrid have won their last two away games against Sevilla and have kept clean sheets in both of these games.
Casemiro is out due to suspension, while Eden Hazard, Marcelo and Ferland Mendy are all out injured.
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Sevilla vs Real Madrid betting tip: BTTS & Over 2.5 @ 2.40