Sevilla v Real Madrid Betting Special: Benzema could star despite Ronaldo's impressive record

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With another high-scoring game between these two sides expected, our tipster believes Madrid's French frontman offers some value to find the net

Sunday will be Real Madrid's third game against in 11 days against Sevilla and their fourth of the season in all competitions. Cristiano Ronaldo has yet to feature in any of those matches having missed the UEFA Super Cup in August through injury and having been rested for the two recent Copa Del Rey matches.

The Ballon d'Or winner however will return to the Madrid starting line-up for this weekend's vital clash in La Liga and the Andalusians are the forward's favourite opponent.

Ronaldo has netted 22 times in 15 matches against Sevilla, and bet365 offer him at 8/13 (1.63) to find the back of the net at anytime and at 11/4 (3.75) to open the scoring.

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Karim Benzema was on the bench for both cup games, but made an impact on Thursday night coming on as a substitute to score a late equalizer and the Frenchman, who also has a good scoring record against Sevilla, is priced at an attractive looking 5/6 (1.83) to score once more.

Those two are guaranteed starters for Real Madrid although with Gareth Bale out it remains to be seen who will join then in attack. Lucas Vazquez played in midweek, with James Rodriguez and Isco missing with slight knocks, although Zinedine Zidane will hope to recover the duo for the top of the table clash.

James scored on his last visit to the Sanchez Pizjuan and can be backed at 11/8 (2.38) to net once more, with Isco offered at 12/5 (3.40) to score his fifth league goal of the season. 

Elsewhere for Madrid, captain Sergio Ramos was roundly booed by a section of the home supporters on his return to his former club, meaning the defender would have enjoyed scoring his penalty even more.

Ramos has scored in his last two games away to Sevilla and Thursday's strike moved him onto six goals for this season in all competition. He can be backed at 5/1 (6.00) to antagonise the home supporters once more with another goal. 

Sevilla for their part saw new signining Stefan Jovetic score on his debut on Thursday and the former Manchester City striker looked lively. The recent arrival is priced at 2/1 (3.00) to score ahead of Spain international Vitolo who is offered at 13/5 (3.60).

Captain Vicente Iborra is always a goal threat given his robust physical presence and the ex-Real Mallorca player bundled home Sevilla's third goal on Thursday.

Iborra can be backed at 15/4 (4.75) to score at anytime while much-improved full back Sergio Escudero who loves to get forward is offered at 13/2 (7.50) to score his first league goal of the season. 

Karim Benzema to score at anytime at 5/6 (1.83) for a 1pt stake with bet365

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