The second leg of the Last 16 round in Copa del Rey between Sevilla v Real Madrid will be held at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on Thursday (20:15, UK time). Los Blancos have the advantage of the great result (3-0) obtained in the first leg.
Sevilla v Real Madrid Preview
Los Blancos travel on Thursday to Sevilla to defend the great result obtained (3-0) on last Wednesday. James Rodríguez lead the team in a great collective performance, perhaps one of the best games of the season. The start of the year couldn’t be better for Zidane’s side, as they thrashed Sevilla and Granada. Besides, the club was the main protagonist in The Best Award ceremony in Zurich.
Zinedine Zidane has still several players injured to deal with. Isco will miss the game after a hit he received against Granada. James Rodríguez is going to miss the game because he has some problems in the calf. Pepe, Lucas Vázquez, Kovacic and Bale are ruled out for the game, whereas Sergio Ramos could also stay out for precaution. Besides, Zinedine Zidane has not included Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric in the list, so they will have some rest.
Sevilla got a great result on the road in La Liga as they beat (0-4) Real Sociedad with Ben Yedder scoring three goals. The good news came with the signings of Jovetic and the defender Lenglent. Sampaoli has the full squad available with the exception of Carriço and Tremoulinas.
Sevilla v Real Madrid Predicted Line Ups
Sevilla (3-5-2): Sergio Rico; Mercado, Pareja, Rami; Sarabia, Mariano, N’Zonzi, Nasri; Vitolo, Vázquez y Vietto.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Keylor Navas; Marcelo, Nacho, Varane, Danilo; Casemiro, Kroos, Asensio; Lucas Vázquez, Benzema y Morata.
Sevilla v Real Madrid Betting Tips
Sevilla have won 6, drawn 1 and lost 3 games out of the last 10.
Real Madrid have won 8, drawn 2 and lost 0 of the last 10 games.
In the last 10 games, Sevilla have scored an average of 2,9 goals and have received and average of 1,2 goals.
In the last 10 games, Real Madrid have scored an average of 3,0 goals per game and have conceded 1,0 goals per game.
There have been over 2,5 goals in 9 of the last 10 Sevilla games.
There have been 2,5 goals in 8 of the last 10 Real Madrid.
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Sevilla v Real Madrid Prediction
Los Blancos shouldn’t travel relaxed to Seville but they have a great result to be confident they will be in the quarter-finals round of the Copa del Rey. Sampaoli loves the offensive football, so Sevilla should start the game very strong, looking for a goal to open the tie. Real Madrid are very good in the counter-attack, so we should expect a lot of goals.
Real Madrid could lose this game and the unbeaten run of 39 games against Sevilla. They are a great team and Los Blancos don’t need to win to go through the next stage. However, we think Spanish giants can get at least a draw at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.
The last meeting between these two teams in Seville was in La Liga last season, and the Andalusian side beat (3-2) Real Madrid thanks to Immobile, Banega and Fernando Llorente. The previous season, Los Blancos won (2-3) with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick.
Free Betting Tips
Real Madrid to draw 13/5 at Bet365.
More than 2,5 goals 4/9 at Bet365.
Sevilla and Real Madrid to draw 2-2 9/1 at Bet365.