The visitors have made a habit of scoring after the break away from home this season and we think they will do so once more at the Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid welcome Sevilla to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon in the biggest La Liga game of the weekend.
Santiago Solari’s men have won just two of their last five matches in all competitions and their last home league match saw them suffer a 2-0 defeat against Real Sociedad.
Sevilla, meanwhile, have won just one of their last five competitive games, although they remain above Real Madrid in the table on goal difference.
Back in September, Sevilla recorded a fine 3-0 home win against Real Madrid and their record at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan against Los Blancos is excellent.
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However, whilst the Andalusians have lost on each of their last 11 visits to the Bernabeu in all competitions, given Madrid’s form and injury problems, Sevilla will feel this is a great chance to end that poor run.
The visitors can at least find the back of the net, having scored in seven of their ten away games this term, and in all seven of those matches they have netted in the second half.
Real Madrid moved lock on points with Sevilla thanks to a 1-2 victory over their city rivals Real Betis last weekend away at Estadio Benito Villamarin.
The current Champions League winners thus took advantage of Sevilla’s surprising slip-up and a 2-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao at San Mames. The mentioned loss was a huge blow to Sevilla’s title dreams.
Los Blancos have seen such blow to title hopes much earlier. The reality is that both teams are as many as ten points shy of Barcelona at the top of the standings.
Real Madrid hope to welcome Karim Benzema back after the Frenchman dislocated a finger last weekend but the European champions will miss Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio, Toni Kroos and Thibaut Courtois.
Sevilla are without defensive midfielder Maxime Gonalons and winger Nolito.
The French striker has decided against an operation with his side in the midst of an injury crisis
forward Karim Benzema has opted against surgery and will play through the pain of a broken finger, Goal understands.
Benzema was forced off at half-time of with the injury.
With Mariano Diaz injured Santiago Solari was forced to call upon Castilla striker Cristo Gonzalez, who played the second half at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.
TV channel, live stream online coverage and highlights
The match will not be televised live in the UK, but you can follow all the action on NewGersy Sport’s LIVE blog with James Robson at Old Trafford.
Highlights will be shown on BBC’s Match of the Day on Saturday night.