Real Madrid travel to a venue – the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán – where they have failed to win in their last three visits, a remarkable winless streak for a club of their stature.
Sevilla snapped their previous three-game goalless run in emphatic fashion, after scoring 11 in just a few days – against Standard Liege (5-1; Europa League) and then at Levante (6-2)!
They return home, where surprisingly they are yet to find the scoresheet in a La Liga game this season, though are starting to look more like the Sevilla that scored 31 at home in 2017/18.
Real Madrid have dropped points just once this season, albeit in their last away game (at Athletic Bilbao). They have taken points from 18 of their last 21 league games on the road (W11, D7, L3) but have won just one of their last five (D3, L1) including the loss at Sevilla (3-2) back in May.
As mentioned, ‘Los Blancos’ have failed to claim a victory in their last three away fixtures against Sevilla, including the first-leg of their Copa Del Rey Round-of-16 tie in 2016/17. Both teams scored in all three matches.
LIVE STREAMING SEVILLA VS REAL MADRID 2018
Players to watch: Wissam Ben Yedder (Sevilla) netted a hat-trick (and one assist) in the 6-2 rout of Levante as well as a double against Standard Liege. He also scored in Sevilla’s last home meeting with Real Madrid.
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) looks set to return to the side off the back of a goal against Roma. He has registered a goal and/or an assist in eight of his last nine appearances for club or country.
Stat attack: The last 11 competitive fixtures between these two sides have all produced three or more total goals.
Sevilla have scored two or more goals in their last six home matches against Real Madrid (in all comps.).
Real Madrid have scored two or more goals in 11 of their last 12 matches against Sevilla (in all comps.).
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Referee: Hernandez A. (Esp)
Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (Sevilla)