Sevilla v Real Madrid Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 26th September
Sam Langston (@Samlan98) previews Sevilla v Real Madrid and provides us with his best bets for Wednesday’s La Liga clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Sevilla v Real Madrid Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 26/09/2018
- Time: 21:00
- Venue: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium
- Channel: Eleven Sports
Julen Lopetegui’s Real Madrid travel to Sevilla on Wednesday evening and we should be in for an eventful encounter.
Smashing in 12 strikes over their opening five La Liga fixtures at a substantial average of 2.4 per-game, Madrid have been as potent as ever this term, despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus.
As would be expected with the quality in their ranks, Los Blancos demonstrate an impressive attacking proficiency, placing in the top three for: shots, shots on target, and shots in the penalty area, whilst boasting a clinical 14.63% conversion rate, the Spanish top flight’s fourth best at present.
The capital club have, however, conceded in three of their five match-ups, so Sevilla’s dangerous front men will fancy themselves here. Statistically, despite failing to score in the opening three La Liga matchdays, Los Rojiblancos still rank well in a number of key offensive metrics. Positioning second for shots in the six-yard box and third for total attempts and attempts in the penalty area, it is evident that the hosts are creating a high volume of chances.
New boss Pablo Machín possesses a wealth of attacking talent, which includes: Franco Vázquez, Pablo Sarabia, Quincy Promes, André Silva, and talisman Wissam Ben Yedder, who are all capable of causing problems against any defense in the division and are bang in form after a productive week of goal-scoring. Having thumped Standard Liege 5-1 in the Europa League, the Andalusians followed this up with an emphatic 6-2 victory at Levante, so their fierce front-line will head into this clash with plenty of confidence that they can net at least once.
Sevilla are likely to set up in Pablo Machín’s favoured 3-4-3 formation. Ibrahim Amadou, Sergio Escudero, Gabriel Mercado, and Maxime Gonalons will be absent through injury.
Marcelo, Dani Carvajal, Toni Kroos, and Gareth Bale were all rested in Real Madrid’s 1-0 victory versus Espanyol and are set to start at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.
Potential Sevilla Starting XI: Vaclík, Carriço, Kjær, Gómez, Arana, Mesa, Banega, Navas, Vázquez, Sarabia, Ben Yedder.
Potential Real Madrid Starting XI: Courtois, Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Carvajal, Casemiro, Kroos, Modrić, Bale, Asensio, Benzema.
Head To Head
- Real Madrid have failed to win on their last four visits to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (3-2, 2-1, 3-3, 3-2).
- In their previous 10 meetings, there has been a whopping 45 goals shared between the sides.
Key Stats & Facts
- Pablo Machín has overseen 13 competitive games as Sevilla gaffer. Several goals or more have been scored in eight of these.
- Under Julen Lopetegui, four of Real Madrid’s seven competitive fixtures have featured at least three goals.
- Wissam Ben Yedder bagged a hat-trick in Sevilla’s 6-2 win versus Levante at the weekend. The Frenchman can be backed at a healthy 19/10 with Betway to add to this tally against the current Champions of Europe.
- Sevilla – 7/2
- Draw – 69/20
- Real Madrid – 39/50
With confidence high in both camps, expect the goals to flow in Southern Spain this Wednesday. We can back ‘Both Teams To Score and Over 2.5 Goals’ at 8/11 with SkyBet, and given the attacking talent on show, this is an attractive quote which should be considered by punters.
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