LaLiga 2022-23: Sevilla vs Real Madrid: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
Los Rojiblancos battles for European dreams, while Los Blancos strives to outshine their rivals
Sevilla have a tough opponent to face on Matchday 37. José Luis Mendilibar’s side is chasing 7th place finish to enroll them for European competition for the upcoming season. Currently, Athletic Club holds the position as they look for an upgrade to Europa League. Sevilla, the kings of the Europa League as many associate them have somehow managed to reach the Europa League finals. They will face a sturdy AS Roma managed by former Los Blancos manager, Jose Mourinho. As Sevilla will be playing the final in a few day’s time, they will try and make sure to get a positive outcome against Ancelotti’s men.
At Etihad Stadium, the mighty Kings of Europe were humbled by Guardiola’s men in a 4-0 thrashing. Immediately after that, Real Madrid suffered another away defeat. This time to Valencia CF. In yesterday’s game against Rayo Vallecano, Real Madrid left it late to seize all three points from Rodrygo’s goal in the 89′ minute. Carlo Ancelotti and Madrid have managed to collect three trophies – UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, and the elusive Copa del Rey. Now standing in second place in the league, Los Blancos will look to finish as it is and above trailing city rivals, Atletico Madrid.
Saturday, 27 May 2023 at 1:00 PM ET (10:30 PM IST)
Location: Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium
Sevilla (in all competitions): D-D-W-W-D
Real Madrid (in all competitions): W-L-L-W-D
Players to Watch
Érik Lamela (Sevilla)
The 2021 FIFA Puskas Award winner scored the lone goal in a 1-1 draw in yesterday’s game against Elche. The Argentine winger has scored 4 goals in LaLiga, and he has also been crucial in Sevilla’s journey to the Europa League finals. Lamela has 2 goals and 2 assists in Europe this season.
Rodrygo (Real Madrid)
After almost a decade, the Copa del Rey title was back in the Los Blancos camp. The Brazilian was at the forefront of that elusive victory after his brace helped settle the tie with Osasuna. Yesterday, his late effort helped Madrid get all three points which took them in front of their rivals Atletico Madrid in the league standings. Rodrygo has provided 9 assists to his mates, while also scoring 6 goals in the league.
- Real Madrid secured a comfortable 3-1 win in the home fixture when Sevilla traveled to Santiago Bernabeu on 23, Oct 2022
- Although Vinicius Juniors’ red card has been overturned. The 23 goal man might not feature in the match due to knee discomfort
- Sevilla has a -5 goal differential while Madrid has a +38
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Injury & Team News
Sevilla continues to be without center-back pairs of Marcão and Tanguy Nianzou. Pape Gueye will miss the game due to a red card suspension that he received against Elche.
In the Real Madrid camp, former Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard will miss out due to injury. While Vinicius Jr. might feature in the second half as the Brazilian is reported to be dealing with slight knee discomfort.
Head to Head
Total Matches – 55
Sevilla wins – 16
Real Madrid wins – 35
Draws – 4
Sevilla predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)
Dmitrovic (GK); Navas, Bade, Rekik, Acuna; Fernando, Rakitic; Ocampos, Lamela, Gil; En-Nesyri
Real Madrid predicted lineup (4-1-4-1)
Courtois (GK); Carvajal, Nacho, Alaba, Rudiger; Camavinga; Valverde, Modric, Kroos, Rodrygo; Benzema
Match Prediction for Sevilla vs Real Madrid
The home side Sevilla will be troubling the visitors, given Real Madrid’s quality of attacking players, the game can’t be safely heading home. Sevilla will try and get a win against the lately troubled Madrid. A sight of José Luis Mendilibar and Carlo Ancelotti shaking hands after the final whistle with a point in hand each can be expected.
Prediction: Sevilla 2-2 Real Madrid
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