Actual Madrid host Sevilla in La Liga on Saturday in a high 4 conflict. Los Blancos have endured a turbulent season by their requirements, rife with managerial controversy and inconsistent performances on the pitch.
Sevilla however are a lot improved from final season, and are proper within the combine for Champions League qualification on the finish of the season.
Each groups sit ten factors behind leaders Barcelona, and a victory for one facet may show to be a devastating blow to the opposite. Here is 90min’s preview of Saturday’s recreation.
The way to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Saturday 19th January |
|What Time Is Kick Off?||15:15 BST|
|The place Is it Performed?||Santiago Bernabeu|
|TV Channel/Reside Stream?||Eleven La Liga TV, Guess 365 Reside|
Real Madrid have a number of established first group gamers dominated out of Saturday’s match. Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Thibaut Courtois and Marco Asensio are all injured, while Karim Benzema stays a doubt. Brahim Diaz, not too long ago acquired from Manchester Metropolis, has come off the bench within the final two matches and can be pushing for a beginning berth.
Sevilla have been extra lucky within the damage division, with Maxime Gonalons and Nolito their solely long run absentees. Boss Pablo Machin could also be trying to make modifications from the group who misplaced in opposition to Athletic Bilbao final outing.
|Actual Madrid||Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Isco, Ceballos, Diaz; Vinicius Jr|
|Sevilla||Soriano; Mercado, Carrico, Gnagnon; Vidal, Banega, Amadou, Vazquez, Sarabia; Ben Yedder, Promes|
Head to Head File
Though the general historical past of this fixture has been dominated by Madrid, Sevilla have been difficult prospects for them in current historical past. Actual have received 33 of their 50 earlier encounters, with Sevilla rising victorious 13 instances.
Nonetheless of their final 5 conferences, Sevilla have received thrice – together with a 3-Zero victory within the reverse fixture earlier within the season.
Actual Madrid have found a point of consistency of late, shedding simply considered one of their final 5 league video games. Sevilla however can be trying to finish a run of three video games and not using a win, and might want to bounce again following final week’s defeat to Bilbao. Here is how each groups have fared of their final 5 matches.
|Leganes 1 -0 Actual Madrid (16/01)||Sevilla 0 – 1 Athletic Bilbao (16/01)|
|Actual Betis 1 – 2 Actual Madrid (13/01)||Athletic Bilbao 2 – 0 Sevilla (13/01)|
|Actual Madrid 3 – Zero Leganes (09/01)||Athletic Bilbao 1 – 3 Sevilla (10/01)|
|Actual Madrid 0 – 2 Actual Sociedad (06/01)||Sevilla 1 – 1 Atletico Madrid (06/01)|
|Villarreal 2 – 2 Actual Madrid (03/01)||Leganes 1 – 1 Sevilla (23/12)|
This can be a should win recreation for each groups if they’re to cling on to the slim hope of closing the hole on Barcelona. With Actual more likely to subject a comparatively inexperienced group for such an enormous recreation, Sevilla may capitalise on their nerves in entrance of an impatient crowd – heaping but extra distress on Santiago Solari’s reign as supervisor.
Prediction: Actual Madrid 1 – Three Sevilla