Get ready for an exhilarating clash as Sevilla FC will host the mighty Real Madrid at the renowned Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium tonight. The stage is set for a thrilling La Liga encounter that promises to be an intense battle from start to finish. With the home advantage on their side, Sevilla aims to capitalize on their familiar territory and take on the challenge posed by the visiting giants.
Real Madrid, despite being out of the title race and enduring a disappointing Champions League campaign, is determined to regain their winning form. They arrive in Sevilla hungry for redemption, seeking to leave a lasting impact on the season. The match holds significant importance for both teams, as Sevilla looks to solidify their position to secure European football and Real Madrid fights for pride and glory.
Stats & Facts
Real Madrid are not having a great time. They suffered two defeats in their last three games in all competitions. After losing the second leg of the semifinal in the UEFA Champions League by a 4-0 margin, Real Madrid lost to Valencia FC in La Liga. However, the Los Blancos returned to winning ways as they beat Rayo Vallecano in their last league game.
Sevilla FC, on the other hand, secured the final of the UEFA Europa League. But they are winless in their previous two games in La Liga. Moreover, Sevilla FC’s records against Real Madrid are very poor. They earned only a point from eight consecutive meetings with Real Madrid. They suffered seven defeats in eight games against the Los Blancos.
Besides, Real Madrid have been very dominant in away games at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. They won three games in a row and could win four for the first time after 1996. However, Sevilla have done well this season at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, winning seven of their last 11 home games.
After being racially abused in Real Madrid’s last game, Vinicius Junior will not play tonight. But Madrid’s boss confirmed that Vinicius won’t play due to injury issues. While asked about Vinicius, Ancelotti said, “The reason he isn’t travelling is the injury. His knee is still bothering him. If he could have played then he’d have travelled with us. This isn’t about it being a home or away game. He can’t play and that’s final.”
Striker Karim Benzema will also miss the game because of his injury. Marco Asensio is unavailable ahead of tonight’s clash, while Dani Carvajal will miss the game because of the suspension.
As for Sevilla, they will miss the service of Papu Gomez, Suso, Tanguy Nianzou, Marcao, and Joan Jordan for injuries. The rests are fit and ready to face Real Madrid.
The Possible Lineup for Sevilla:
Dmitrovic; Montiel, Bade, Rekik, Telles; Fernando, Rakitic; Torres, Lamela, Ocampos; Mir
The Possible Lineup for Real Madrid:
Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba; Camavinga, Tchouameni, Ceballos; Valverde, Rodrygo, Hazard
Prediction: Sevilla 1-1 Real Madrid
Both sides are not having a good time in La Liga. But it will be very difficult for Real Madrid to beat Sevilla at their home ground. Moreover, the absence of Karim Benzema and Vinicius will suffer them much.
Real Madrid: 2.45