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Betting Preview: Real Madrid – Sevilla: Expect the two sides to find the back of the net

08:40 GMT 08/12/2017
Casemiro Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Sevilla LaLiga 14052017
With very little separating the two teams, they will look to have a go at each other when they clash this weekend

Reigning La Liga champions Real Madrid will lock horns with Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon.

It’s not comfortable times for Zinedine Zidane’s side as they sit in an unfamiliar fourth spot, eight points behind leaders Barcelona. Though they did claim a hard fought 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund in midweek, their goalless draw at Athletic Bilbao last Saturday leaves a lot to be desired from them. Bet365 nonetheless quotes them as favourites at odds of (1.30).

For Los Rojiblancos, they could only draw at Maribor on Wednesday but it was enough to seal their passage to the Champions League last 16. On the league scene, Sevilla are in fifth place, tied on 28 points with their opponents. This means they are in the hunt for the title and are offered at (8.50) by the same firm for a massive victory in the Spanish capital.

The match ending in a stalemate is priced at (5.50).

The last 24 meetings between these two teams though has failed to end in a draw (15 wins for Real Madrid, nine for Sevilla). Either team sealing a victory is available at odds of (1.16).

Only on five occasions in the aforementioned 24 previous games did both sides fail to score. YES is the favoured outcome here at (1.44).

Los Blancos have scored an average of 3.5 goals in their last eight home games against Eduardo Berizzo’s side. Punters who are bold can back this match to produce that outcome at odds of (1.61).

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 23 La Liga goals against Sevilla, making the Andalusian outfit the team he has scored most goals against. Though the Portuguese skipper has just two Spanish top flight goals to his name so far this term, he remains the favourite to score first at (3.25) and (1.36) to do so anytime with Bet365.

*Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.