Real Madrid vs Sevilla Prediction & Match Preview 26/2/2024

Real Madrid go head-to-head against Sevilla on Sunday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 26/02/2024 at 04:00

Real Madrid vs Sevilla

Real Madrid will look to cement top position in the standings when they take on Sevilla in the La Liga round 26. Los Blancos are leading the chase for their 36th league title, but boss Carlo Ancelotti must warn his men against complacency. Even though both Dani Carvajal and Eduardo Camavinga are banned for the match, home win should be considered as Sevilla struggle on the road. The likes of Jude Bellingham, Antonio Rudiger, David Alaba, and Eder Militao remain in the recovery room.

Los Sevillanos, on the other hand, played out a boring goalless draw with Valencia at the weekend and given their poor away record in the 2023/2024 season, we predict that the league leaders are going to pick up all three points from Sunday’s showdown. As for the Andalusian outfit, all Rafa Mir, Erik Lamela, and Lucas Ocampos remain in the recovery room, while Nemanja Gudelj is rated doubtful for the match.

Real Madrid x Sevilla

How the bookies view it

The bookies have installed Real Madrid as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 2/7 by JBet88. An unlikely victory for Sevilla is valued at 10/1 by Coral while a draw is set at odds of 5/1 by Okada8.

Recent head to head

Both teams battled to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture back in October. However, Real Madrid had won the previous four meetings and claimed a 3-1 victory in the last clash at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Players to watch

With top scorer Jude Bellingham still sidelined with injury, Vinicius Junior will be the one to watch for Real Madrid. The forward has four goals in the last five matches at the Santiago Bernabeu and is priced at 6/5 by Okada casino to get on the score sheet.

Youssef En-Nesyri has been pivotal to Sevilla’s recent resurgence and netted a brace in the win at Rayo Vallecano. The striker could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime at 3/1 with William Hill.

Recent Meetings

  • Sevilla held Real Madrid to a 1-1 stalemate in the return match played in October last year at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
  • Real Madrid have 27 wins, 2 draws, and only 3 defeats in the previous 32 home encounters with Los Rojiblancos, though.
  • Both teams scored in each of the previous six head-to-head clashes between these counterparts.

Real Madrid vs Sevilla Prediction

Real Madrid have huge problems with sidelined players but we still consider them heavy favourites in this matchup. Everything else points towards a comprehensive victory for Los Blancos. Ancelotti’s troops have a phenomenal home record with 10 wins and 2 draws in this term of La Liga. They boast the competition’s best defensive record with only 16 goals conceded in 25 games so far. Sevilla have been struggling offensively in the last two weeks. They managed to register no more than a single attempt at all in the 90 minutes of action away at Valencia last Saturday. Lastly, Real Madrid have completely dominated this matchup historically, especially in the games at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. We’ll back the hosts to win by two or more goals difference at the 1.85 odds.

In the absence of Bellingham, Vinicius Junior is the main star in this Real Madrid team. He is expected to lead the line on Sunday. He has seven goals to his name so far in the season and the home match against bottom-half Sevilla gives him an ideal opportunity to add to this tally. The Brazilian winger is 2.20 to score anytime on Sunday.