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Sevilla vs Real Madrid, 2017 La Liga: Predicted lineups, team news and prediction

Huge game for Los Blancos.

Sevilla v Real Madrid - Copa del Rey: Round of 16 Second Leg Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

Real Madrid visit Sevilla in La Liga after getting a 3-3 draw in the return leg of their Copa del Rey tie. They didn't even need that draw to go through and advance to the next round, but Los Blancos managed to keep their unbeaten run alive while captain Sergio Ramos pulled off a controversial celebration after scoring from the penalty spot.

That means that Zidane's men will play in front of a hostile crowd and this match will definitely be more important for both teams that last Thursday, when the tie was fairly set and done after Madrid's 3-0 win at the Bernabeu.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric are back with Real Madrid, although James Rodriguez and Isco will not be available, meaning that Zidane will have fewer options on the bench to change the course of the game if needed. With Ronaldo's return, the only spot open for competition is in the right wing, although the French coach will most likely start Lucas Vazquez, who's been the undisputed starter in Bale's absence.

Sevilla Predicted XI: Rico, Mariano, Pareja, Rami, Mercado, Escudero, Vitolo, Vazquez, N'Zonzi, Nasri, Ben Yedder.

Real Madrid Predicted XI: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Lucas Vazquez, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Prediction: Sevilla 0-2 Real Madrid (Ronaldo, Benzema)

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