Real Madrid knocked out Champions League holders Chelsea and is back in action in the Spanish top-flight league in a highly anticipated road clash against Sevilla. If you love the European soccer league and you love your betting props, our sportsbook has got you covered.
Sevilla: Back on Track
Sevilla has been struggling since winning against West Ham, dropping seven points in three La Liga games before returning to winning ways last weekend against Granada. Despite winning that game, Sevilla conceded two goals in the match. It was just the fourth game this season where they’ve allowed more than one goal in a match.
Head coach Julen Lopetegui and midfielder Joan Jordan believe their side won’t be affected by recent disappointing results and still finish in the top four this season. Sevilla fans have already turned on one of the new faces in the team, Anthony Martial, who is being whistled in every single match. The Frenchman moved to Spain in January 2022 and has since scored one goal in eight games.
Sevilla has impressed for much of the season. They made good use of the poor form of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the early half of the season by climbing up the table. With seven games remaining until the end of the season, they are sitting third in the standings but they have three teams on their tail with Atletico Madrid sitting three points behind, Betis four, and Real Sociedad six, so if they don’t improve they could miss the Champions League next season.
They are unbeaten at home this season having the best defense in the league with 22 goals conceded in 31 games but we can’t trust them due to their recent poor run of form so we won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Real Madrid: Tired Legs
Real Madrid’s love story with the Champions League continues as they advance to the last four. Real Madrid booked their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League after beating Chelsea 5-4 on aggregate. Last week’s first leg saw a stunning hat-trick from Karim Benzema, who now has 11 Champions League goals in only eight appearances, an impressive record for the best striker in Europe this season.
These Champions-sandwich games are difficult though, with Real Madrid getting lucky last weekend at home against Getafe, resting Modric, Kroos, and Carvajal but winning 2-0 and consolidating their leading spot. The 2nd leg against Chelsea was their third match in eight days and they needed extra time and a lot of energy left on the pitch. They are now sitting 12 points at the top of the Spanish top-flight league table and we don’t expect Barcelona to catch them until the end of the season.
Carlo Ancelotti praised his players for never giving up and we expect the Italian coach to rest many of his players against Sevilla. With the domestic title almost wrapped up, they will not risk any injuries in their next two La Liga fixtures as they want to have all their players ready for the UCL semis in two weeks. If you’re betting online, the obvious choice is to go with Real Madrid, but given the circumstances, that’s a no-go.
Sevilla vs Real Madrid Head-to-Heads
The visitors are favorites for many reasons but also for their head-to-head record against Sevilla. Los Blancos are unbeaten in their previous six mutual encounters between the two sides winning five games in the process including a 2-1 home victory in the reverse fixture. Looking at the stats we should expect at least three goals. The last two games between the two teams have seen at least three goals with both contributing to the scoresheet. On the road, Real Madrid won the last two games against Sevilla, keeping a clean sheet on both occasions.
Sevilla vs Real Madrid Game Information
- Game: Sevilla (16-12-3) vs Real Madrid (22-6-3)
- Location: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Sevilla)
- Day/Time: Sunday, April 17, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Live stream: fubo.tv
Sevilla vs Real Betting Lines
Sevilla vs Real Madrid Predictions
As previously stated, the visitors enter this clash as slight favorites being priced at +140 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2 ½.
We expect a cagey match with the two teams canceling each other in the middle of the pitch. Having no European commitments and still fighting for a top-four finish, Sevilla will be eager to pull off the upset and beat the leaders. That’s very possible, given Real Madrid’s schedule and tired legs.
The hosts have the necessary weapons to win this clash and cement their position in the standings and Real Madrid won’t be upset if they drop three points now and then. That being said, we expect a low-scoring match with Sevilla not losing this fixture. At the end of the day, they are unbeaten at home this season and they have what it takes to extend this great run of form in front of their fans.