Real Madrid hasn’t had any trouble meeting expectations. Besides being undefeated, Los Blancos are also the top-scoring team in La Liga, averaging 2.5 goals per game. That’s enough to dominate the soccer odds at -265. However, keep in mind that the only game they couldn’t win was at home.
As for Sevilla, Los Rojiblancos are undefeated since Jorge Sampaoli replaced Julen Lopetegui as head coach. After two months of flirting with the relegation zone, a victory could boost them to the top 10.
Real Madrid: Best Team in the World
Last season, Real Madrid won the La Liga title and the UEFA Champions League. Even so, France Football named Manchester City the best team in the world. Instead of complaining, Los Blancos decided to laugh and celebrate with a 3-0 victory over Elche.
Federico Valverde, Karim Benzema, and Marco Asensio were the scorers. Benzema, Valverde, and Vinicius Junior have scored five goals each. They’re followed by Rodrygo, who has scored four. No wonder Los Blancos are the top-scoring team in the league.
Defensively, they haven’t missed goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who hasn’t played in over a month due to injury. With Andriy Lunin at goal in the last six games in all competitions, Los Blancos haven’t allowed more than one goal per game, and they finished with a clean sheet twice.
At Santiago Bernabeu, in La Liga, they’re 3-1-0 with 10 goals for and four against. The draw was against Osasuna (1-1), while most recently, they defeated Barcelona (3-1). Los Blancos’ undefeated record goes beyond La Liga, as they’re also unbeaten in the UCL thanks to a 3-1-0 record. In other words, you won’t find a more balanced soccer betting favorite than Los Blancos, no matter what a magazine says.
Sevilla: New Mindset
Jorge Sampaoli is a very emotional head coach. Some would even call him a hot-head. The truth is that Sevilla has recovered its fighting spirit, which is why they haven’t lost in their last four games in all competitions.
Most recently, they drew 1-1 to Valencia at home, exactly as we predicted. Edison Cavani scored the opener for the visitors, while Erik Lamela scored the equalizer with only four minutes to the end of the game. Los Rojiblancos ended up with 10 players as Kike Salas was sent off in stoppage time.
Since Sampaoli took over, Sevilla has scored in all games and finished with a clean sheet once. They’re really embracing a team-effort mindset, as no player has scored twice since the Argentine took the reins.
Los Rojiblancos have three straight road games without losing. They defeated Espanyol (3-2) and Mallorca (1-0) and drew to Villarreal (1-1). In all three games, they heavily relied on the counterattack, precisely what makes them a tempting online gambling underdog, especially at +800.
Real Madrid vs Sevilla Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 171
- Real Madrid Victories: 94 (370 goals)
- Sevilla Victories: 48 (232 goals)
- Draws: 29
Real Madrid hasn’t lost to Sevilla since 2018. Last season, they met twice, and Los Rojiblancos put up a very good fight, but it wasn’t enough to win. First, at Santiago Bernabeu, Los Blancos came from behind to win 2-1. Vinicius Junior scored the winning goal with only four minutes left on the clock.
Later, at Sanchez-Pizjuan, they repeated the feat to win 3-2. At the 25-minute mark, Los Rojiblancos were up 2-0, but Los Blancos turned things around in the second half. This time, Karim Benzema scored the winning goal in the 90th minute.
Real Madrid vs Sevilla Match Information
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 22nd
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
- Real Madrid vs Sevilla Live Stream: fuboTV
Real Madrid vs Sevilla Betting Lines
Real Madrid vs Sevilla Prediction
Yes, Sevilla is turning things around, but they haven’t faced a beast like Real Madrid. Los Blancos are highly motivated, and their roster depth is second to none. Offensively, if Benzema is having a bad day, Junior or Rodrygo can take over. At midfield, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga are a breath of fresh air when Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, or Federico Valverde are tired. Defensively, Eder Militao and David Alaba have become one of the best duos in the world.
Summing up, no chances for a stunner here; go ahead and include Real Madrid winning by 1 in your soccer picks. That’s right, they’re arguably the best team in the world, but even the best suffer a bit once in a while.
Score Prediction: Real Madrid 2, Sevilla 1
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