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Spain Round 37


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Dec 1, 2018
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Sevilla vs Real Madrid Preview:

Possible starting lineups:

Dmitrovic; Montiel, Bade, Rekik, Telles; Fernando, Rakitic; Torres, Lamela, Ocampos; Rafa Mir

Real Madrid:
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba; Camavinga, Tchouameni, Ceballos; Valverde, Rodrygo, Asensio

Sevilla welcome Real Madrid at Estadio Ramon on Saturday evening in the penultimate round of the current season. Sevilla drew 1:1 with Elche on Tuesday night and it seems they will finish the season in the middle of the table. They are currently ninth in the table on 49 points. Having on mind they were in the relegation zone at some stages of the season, I think the fans could be satisfied. And they could be pleased if their club win the most important match of the season, against Roma in UEFA Europa League next Wednesday. Winning the trophy in Budapest would mean a participation in the Champions League next season. Coach Jose Luis Mendilibar will probably put the focus on Wednesday's final with Roma. I expect him to rotate the players to avoid any injury. Papu Gomez, Suso, Tanguy Nianzou, Marcao and Joan Jordan will not be risked. In addition, Mendilibar will be without the services of Pape Gueye due to suspension after the midfielder was sent off against Elche last time out.

This season could be explained as "poor one" for Real Madrid, even they won the cup. The first reason is the fact Barcelona are new champions in La Liga. The Catalans have collect 85 points, 11 more than second-placed Real Madrid. The second reason is the elimination from the Champions League. I believe the fans are disappointed, despite the fact Real won Copa del Rey. The domestic form is mixed, three victories and three defeats on the last six matches in La Liga. What is important to be mentioned, the three victories were obtain at Santiago Bernabeu, while the defeats came away from home. Most probably the lack of motivation is the reason for the defeats as Los Blancos have secured the Champions League spot. However, I am sure Ancelotti will like to finish the season in style. That is why I am expecting his players to give the maximum here, but some important players are questionable. Vinicius Junior is free from suspension, but the Brazilian is rated as doubtful due to a knee injury. Karim Benzema is also a doubt due to a cut that he suffered against Rayo Vallecano. Some changes are possible due to the busy schedule, with Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Aurelien Tchouameni in line for starts.

Sevilla vs Real Madrid Prediction:

I expect Under 2.5 goals at Estadio Ramon. Sevilla will face Roma in the Europa League final next week, so the whole attention is on that match. Coach Mendilibar will probably rest some of his key players. Plus, he is without the suspended Pape Gueye. Real, meanwhile, will probably be without two key strikers as Vinicius Junior and Benzema are struggling with injuries. Considering these facts, I think this will be a low scoring match.

Sevilla vs Real Madrid Pick: Under 2.5 goals @ 2.25 with Pinnacle