Sevilla v Real Madrid tips – bookies expecting tight encounter

On Saturday 31 October, Real Madrid landed a 4-1 victory over Huesca and that was followed by a 3-2 win in the Champions League against Internazionale, although it was then a difficult remainder of November for Zinedine Zidane’s team.

Los Merengues were pummelled 4-1 by Valencia before landing a 1-1 draw away to Villarreal, while further points were dropped against Alaves last weekend when the Spanish champions were surprisingly turned over at home to a team who took an early lead and were able to hold on for a victory.

Where Are Things Going Wrong For Real?

It’s been a troubling season to date for a Real Madrid side who have been foraging without Eden Hazard for the most part and the Belgian was substituted early into the Alaves clash which means that the team might have to cope without the playmaker during a continuing hectic schedule.

In fairness to the club from the Spanish capital, they dominated possession and registered plenty of shots on target, although Real are seven points behind surprise leaders Sociedad at the time of writing and they can ill-afford any further slip-ups.

There are clear defensive issues at the moment and clean sheets have been something of a rarity this season, with Mariano having come into the team in recent games and perhaps he can add some inspiration for a side who are in for a real battle to maintain their title crown.

Can Sevilla Take Advantage and Win La Liga Clash?

Sevilla are safely through to the last sixteen stage of the 2020/21 Champions League and Julen Lopetegui can now focus on engineering a positive result against a team whom he briefly managed before being given his marching orders at the Bernabeu.

It will have rankled with Lopetegui considering that he defected from the national Spanish squad to manage Real, although he’s doing a strong job at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán and a victory in this clash would take them above Real Madrid in the La Liga standings.

Sevilla are trading at 17/10 with some bookmakers to win the game and they should be nicely rested considering that they will have played a relatively meaningless Champions League clash against Chelsea, with Sevilla having boasted three wins from their four matches played on their own ground.

At the time of writing, Los Nervionenses have won their past five games in all competitions and it appears that they are starting to hit the sort of form which saw them land a top four place last season, with the home side having defeated Osasuna, Celta Vigo and Huesca recently along with triumphs over Krasnodar and Rennes in Europe.

What Are the Best Bets for This Match?

Sevilla look like a strong steady team right now and some will like the 17/10 about them winning this game which is widely available with the bookmakers. However, if you don’t like the idea of betting against Real Madrid, there’s the option to bet on the home side on the Asian Handicap.

You can get Lopetegui’s side at a shade of odds-against off scratch on the Asian Lines and that means that a draw would see you get money back with this bet, while a win for the home side means that you enjoy double your money.

Real Madrid’s games have recently been high-scoring and we think that the BTTS Yes option could be one to take, with some bookies chalking up 8/13 about this selection and we think there’s some definite mileage in going for this option.

Should you find these odds too prohibitive, there’s the option to either put this selection in an accumulator, while Over 2.5 Goals can be backed at 8/11 which means you would need three goals to be scored in the game.


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