It is La Liga Matchday 32, and it all comes down to this. With 6 games left in the league, there are uncertainties about who will be crowned champions of Spain. And it cannot get any better, when the table-toppers Real Madrid face their title contenders Sevilla, who are placed third, behind FC Barcelona.
Los Blancos are 12 points ahead of Sevilla in the league and will look forward to continuing their dominance. On the other side, the Palanganas (Sevilla) are ready to take the home advantage to challenge the league toppers.
Real Madrid has won their last two away matches at Ramon Sanchez, keeping a clean sheet in both the games. They could become only the third team to win three consecutive games against Sevilla without conceding a single goal. Sevilla will love to break their slump of 6 games against Blancos, which is their worst run after 15 games against them. Sevilla is unbeaten in their last nine home games in Easter times, including 3 wins on Easter Sunday.
Where will the match take place?
Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez Pijuan Stadium is going to host this game.
Where can one watch Real Madrid vs Sevilla?
MTV is going to broadcast this game.
Where can one live to stream Real Madrid vs Sevilla?
VOOT will live stream the game.
For Los Blancos, there are not many major injury concerns, but there is a huge suspension blow. Casemiro is suspended for this huge game due to a booking against Getafe in the last game. Eden Hazard is still out after his surgery with Isco being a major doubt with his back problem. Ferland Mendy has a groin discomfort but might still play. Marcelo is too out injured.
Predicted Line up
Courtois, Nacho Fernandes, David Alaba, Eder Militao, Dani Carvajal, Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Luka Modric, Vinicius Jr, Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio
Sevilla has 2-3 concerns in their midfield department. Fernando and Delaney are out injured. Also, on the right-wing Suso is out with a reported ankle injury.
Predicted Line up
Bounou, Navas, Kounde, Carlos, Acuna, Rakitic, Joan Jordan, Ocampos, Gomez, Lamela, En-Nesyri
Carlo Ancelotti isn't a man who is full of tactics, but he can implement the right tactic needed at that specific time to churn out matches. He starts with a traditional 4-3-3 attacking formation with Courtois at the back. His fullbacks, Carvajal and Mendy, act as inverted forwards most of the time and are engaged in build-up play on the wings.
One of Militao or Alaba plays as a ball-carrying CB while the other stays back. Kroos takes the role of Deep-Lying Playmaker who builds up play from the back. Casemiro slots in the gaps between opposition CB and Modric/Valverde acts as the Box-to-Box attacking midfielder in an advanced position.
Additionally, Vinicius and Rodrygo fully focus on wing play and cuts inside to create goal-scoring chances. Benzema isn't a proper no.9 and drops very deep to create play as well as take chances in the box. In all, Carlo's Madrid gives a very entertaining style of play.
Lopetegui is a tactically shrewd and intellectual person. Under him, Sevilla has improved by leaps and bounds. The former Madrid man starts with a similar 4-3-3 line-up that sometimes changes to 4-2-3-1. His fullbacks do the bulk of wing play and cross into the box a lot more.
Kounde acts as the ball progressing CB while Carlos stays back. While in possession, Sevilla plays a 3-4-3 formation with Gudelj dropping between the CBs to aid in creating attacks. Jordan and Rakitic, the most important part of Sevilla's setup, take the role in creating attacks the most. From playing defence splitting passes to sending pinpoint long balls, these two control the gameplay.
Papu Gomez and Ocampos are the inverted forwards who often cut inside to score or give a chance to Martial/En Nesyri, their main striker. Off the ball, Sevilla plays a 5-3-2 formation to snatch the ball away quickly. In this way, Sevilla's play unfolds.
The Frenchman is in swashbuckling form for Real Madrid this season and is enduring the form of his life. Among Europe’s top goal scorers, he has the best G+A. He has been the fulcrum of the Real Madrid line-up, helping the team in every possible way. With goals and assists to his name, Benzema is proving to be decisive again for Madrid. If Madrid is to win against Sevilla, then Benzema should perform at his best.
The ageless former Barcelona veteran is enjoying an excellent run at the club from where he started in LaLiga. He has proved to be a vital cog in Sevilla’s midfield where he controls the game fully. From building up the play from the back to defending in between the channels, the Croatian has starred everywhere. No wonder he is one of the main reasons why Sevilla gets to retain possession of the ball so much. His 6 goals and 5 assists are quite decent being a midfielder. Everyone knows he is the player for big matches and he would be eager to prove his worth once again against Madrid.
Overall, we can expect an exciting game from these 2 teams. For Real Madrid, it’s about maintaining that lead at the top, while for Sevilla it would be about gaining 3 points and closing that gap between them and Madrid.