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Sevilla vs Real Madrid, La Liga 2018: Match Preview, Injuries/Suspensions, Potential XIs, Prediction

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The 3rd to last match of the La Liga season sees Real Madrid travel to Seville.

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Real Madrid will travel to the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán and take on Sevilla for the third to last match in this La Liga season on Wednesday. The last time these two clubs met back in December, Real Madrid defeated Sevilla 5-0 at the Bernabéu.

Real currently sit 3rd in the league table still, now just 3 points behind Atlético for 2nd who lost to Espanyol on Sunday. Los Blancos also remain 5 points ahead of 4th-place Valencia. Real Madrid are coming off a 2-2 draw with La Liga champions Barcelona at the Camp Nou. Sevilla are coming off a 1-0 win over Sociedad last Friday and are currently 8th in the league table.

With Atlético not playing until Saturday, this is Real’s chance to go tied with them. Needless to say, it will be an entertaining race to the finish line for the rest of La Liga outside of Barcelona.

Injuries/Suspensions

Real Madrid have some injuries to their roster with Carvajal and Isco still out of action. They both missed El Clásico, but Zidane has said they will be ready for Liverpool in the Champions League Final. Ronaldo suffered injury against Barcelona, though Zidane has hinted he may be back for the final league match against Villarreal. And it is highly likely he will be back for the Final in Kyiv at the end of May.

Sevilla are without both Simon Kjaer and Sebastien Corchia. They also added Jesus Navas to their injury report earlier this week.

Potential XIs

Real Madrid

Casilla; Nacho, Ramos, Vallejo, Theo; Kovacic, Casemiro, Ceballos; Vazquez, Asensio, Benzema

With Real coming off of El Clásico, Zidane may choose to rest some of the squad, especially when they have another match against Celta Vigo on Saturday. Nacho may start at right back again, though Achraf may get a chance on Wednesday or Saturday. Theo could possibly start in Marcelo’s place should Zidane decide to rest him. Modric may sit in favor of Kovacic. Since Bale started in El Clásico, Vasquez may get the nod to start on Wednesday. And with Ronaldo out, Asensio may take his place unless Bale and Vasquez both start.

Sevilla

Soria, Layún, Mercado, Lenglet, Escudero; N’Zonzi, Mesa; Sarabia, Banega, Nolito; Ben Yedder

Prediction

3-1 Real Madrid-Sevilla

Real Madrid will want to win this match in order to tie Atlético in the league table. While Sevilla is 8th in La Liga, they are still a tough team to beat and went quite far in the Champions League.

With Ronaldo missing, it will be a bit tougher for Real to win this match. It will be up to whoever Zidane decides to start to get the job done and get a much needed 3 points. This will be one to watch to see the push Real makes and where they finish in the league table.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

Date: 05/09/2018

Time: 21:30 CET, 03:30pm EST, 12:30pm Pacific.

Venue: Sanchez Pizjuan, Sevilla, Spain.

Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar Partidazo (Spain).

Available Streaming: BeIN Sports (USA),Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a spring discount for new members and Managing Madrid readers).