Real Madrid continue on the road this weekend with a direct flight from Paris to Seville. Real will take on Sevilla at the Ramon Pizjuán.
Both of these clubs have yet to concede defeat this brief season so far, but have dropped points with draws. Sevilla are currently 2nd in the league table, tied on points with Atlético and Granada. Real are 5th, tied on points with Villarreal and Athletic.
This is a big match for Real Madrid for several reasons. Atlético drew in their match with Celta while Barcelona lost 2-0 to Granada. With a win in Seville, Real would jump to the top of the league table.
Aside from potential results, Real will face off with former manager Julen Lopetegui for the first time since he joined Sevilla. Los Blancos will also meet loanee Sergio Reguilón, who joined the Sevillians over the summer. And they will likely get to see former striker Chicharito at some point in his return to LaLiga.
After an embarrassing loss to PSG midweek in their first Champions League match of the season, Real would certainly look much better if they could capitalize on this huge opportunity to jump ahead of the pack for the time being.
Real Madrid will be missing similar players to Wednesday’s match, including Luka Modric, Isco, Marcelo and of course Marco Asensio.
Sevilla’s squad will likely feature no injuries.
There are no suspensions for either side in this match.
Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; James, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Hazard, Benzema
It shouldn’t be a much different starting squad to the PSG match given the injuries still sustained.
Courtois and Carvajal were both rather poor against the Parisians, but both will still most certainly start.
The rest of the defense will largely be the same. The main difference being the return of the captain Sergio Ramos, who was suspended for the PSG match. He will take back his starting spot for Eder Militão.
The midfield and attack will also likely stay the same.
Vaclík; Navas, Carlos, Carriço, Reguilón; Jordán, Fernando, Banega; Ocampos, Nolito, De Jong
Sevilla—Real Madrid 2-2
Much like the preview to the PSG match included, this match will likely be another one where Real can’t keep a clean sheet. It has been a problem all season so far and the Pizjuán is always a tough road fixture. Real have also only won one match in their last seven road matches.
This is going to be a tough match to get the three points that Real really do need to take all of. Sevilla have been quite good this season and have yet to concede defeat and have only drawn once. This would be a great match to do so given the circumstances surrounding this weekend.
It won’t be easy, but even early on, this is a must-win situation for Real Madrid if they hope to get ahead of the favorites while they can. While I don’t predict a win on the road, Real need to go against this and get the three points from a difficult fixture.