With Los Blancos hoping to secure the Liga title this weekend, Phil Kitromilides is predicting more strikes in the first 45 minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu
Victory for Los Blancos against Sevilla, coupled with a defeat for Barcelona at Rayo Vallecano a few hours later would see Madrid become Spanish champions for the first time since 2008.
Though Barca may well delay that happening by defeating Rayo, Madrid will be keen to get the job done against Sevilla with William Hill pricing a home victory at 1/4 (1.25).
Meanwhile, the Andalusians have had an erratic campaign but will feel a place in the Europa League is still within their grasp. However, a victory at the Santiago Bernabeu could be key for their European hopes, and is available at 17/2 (9.50).
Rather bizarrely the last two meetings between these two sides have seen Real Madrid win 6-2 and a repeat of that scoreline is priced at 100/1 (101.00).
Both of those matches though were in Seville and their meeting at the Bernabeu last season, saw a tight encounter settled by a solitary well taken goal from Angel Di Maria.
The Argentine looked lively in the opening half against Bayern Munich and has two goals in his last three games against Sevilla, making the 5/1 (6.00) on him to open the scoring attractive for a value bet.
Yet the serious money should be invested in over 1.5 goals in the first half, on offer at 4/5 1.80. This bet is a tried and tested winner and had paid out in 12 of Madrid's last 14 league games at the Bernabeu. It has also paid out in Sevilla's last three games and will be where the smart money goes.
|Over 1.5 goals first half 4/5 (1.80) with William Hill
Angel Di Maria to score first 5/1 (6.00) William Hill
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid, you can also follow Phil on Twitter