La Liga Clash Preview: Real Madrid vs Sevilla

La Liga is back again with its weekend footballing entertainment. We have seen some great footballing action over the course of this season, and hope it gets on interesting this week. There are a lot of interesting matches this week. We are going to talk about one such match which is expected to be very much special. It is Los Blancos who become hosts to Palanganas of South-Western Spain in the auspicious Santiago Bernabeu on a lovely Sunday evening. As the history of this league says, it is going to be an epic match to look forward to for every football fan.

Why should you watch this?

Real Madrid is on the top of the table with a narrow margin of just a point behind Sociedad. A great display of football by Carlo Ancelotti has helped them achieve this feature. Sevilla, on the other hand, has different tactics but is very flexible with adaptive play styles. They are on the 3rd spot, just 2 points behind today’s hosts. Both have one game in hand than the rest, this is going to be a match of who has more advantage. Real Madrid hasn’t lost a match at home vs Sevilla since December 2008, where Sevilla defeated Real Madrid 3-4. Sevilla has lost just one of their last seven away games in La Liga this season, which Granada won 1-0. Ancelotti has won 5 of his 6 games against Sevilla, one with Milan and 5 with Los Blancos.

Real Madrid

 Real Madrid is doing well so far, both from the inside and the outside. The Dugout seems pretty happy now as Alaba, Fede Valverde, and Eden Hazard trained with their teammates. On the pitch, they have a very prolific rotation style to be in. Ferland Mendy participating in the attack, Vinicius and Asensio helping in interceptions and recoveries, it is all been shown. Ancelotti might switch tactics, but we cannot predict anything here. Gareth Bale is the only injured player in the dugout as Ceballos is training too.

Form: – WDWWW 

Predicted XI

Formation : 4-3-3

Goalkeeper: – Thibaut Courtois.

Defense: – Carvajal, Nacho, Militao, Mendy

Midfield: – Kroos, Casemiro, Modric

Attack: – Vinicius, Benzema, Asensio

Player to watch out for

Federico Valverde

Returning from a knee injury, Fede is about to make his return after El Clasico. He has an ability to make run on clean areas and likes to be on the ball whenever needed. He can make plays whenever needed and passes the ball with accuracy.

Fede Valverde and  Benzema : Real Madrid
Fede Valverde and Benzema : Real Madrid

Karim Benzema

 The man with the most goals this season has more involvement within goals for his side. His Rotations on the front and his catching defense off-guard have helped Real Madrid a lot. He is their most Keyman this season.


 A well-set team under Julen Loptegui, who is about to face his former club, might have some concerns. Sevilla has injury concerns, including En-Nesyri, Suso, and Lamela. Rafa Mir will still play the game who has more on target in this team. Lopetegui has lost against Real Madrid thrice, with a draw in hand in 4 games. His good record in away games this season might help with a fact that this team is ready.

Form: -WDWWD

Predicted XI

Formation : 4-3-3

Goalkeeper: – Bono

Defenders: – Augustinsson, Diego Carlos, Kounde, Montiel

Midfielders: – Rakitic, Oliver Torres, Joan Jordan.

Forwards: – Idrissi, Rafa Mir, Ocampos.

Players to watch out for

Ivan Rakitic

The most experienced midfielder in the dressing room, he has what it takes to be the key man for the Basque. The Croatian has more involvement on the pitch and is key for Sevilla for winning this one.

Rakitic and Rafa Mir : Sevilla
Rakitic and Rafa Mir : Sevilla

Rafa Mir

The best striker for Sevilla is on board with an injury doubt on him. His finishing is precise, his eyes on the ball are accurate and he is sharp with positioning. Definitely the MVP for Sevilla for this game.


 Real Madrid kind of has an upper edge on Sevilla, but Sevilla looks ready for the challenge of sunny central Spain. We will look forward to some really no-nonsense footballing action as it is a key fixture in La Liga. More or else, whichever side has an early advantage is the side that carries today’s game. So, all you have to do is keep your predictions ready, and pick your side for the day, as this is La Liga.

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Chinmay Buva

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