Sevilla vs Real Madrid Copa Del Rey – Round of 16 Date: Thursday, 12th January 2017 Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Sevilla).
Sevilla have a mountain to climb when they welcome Real Madrid for the Copa del Rey second leg fixture of the round of 16. A Ronaldo-less Madrid hit 3 goals without reply in the first leg clash at Santiago Bernabeu a week ago and are almost certain of their ticket to the quarter finals of the tournament. For Sevilla, there is only pride left to play for.
Real Madrid defeated Granada 5-0 win in their weekend La Liga fixture to consolidate their position at the top of the league table. While Sevilla thrashed their Real Sociedad away from home by 4 goals without reply. The Andalusians are second in the league table, 4 points behind Real.
Sevilla vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head stats
Sevilla were victorious in 3 of their last 4 home matches against Real Madrid.
Madrid have scored in 8 of their last 9 visits to the Sanchez Pizjuan.
The last time these two teams met in a Copa Del Rey fixture was in 2011. Madrid won both legs on that occasion without conceding – 1-0 at Seville and 2-0 at Bernabeu.
Sevilla vs Real Madrid: Prediction
These two teams are in excellent scoring form. Madrid have scored 15 goals in their last 5, while Sevilla netted 20 times in same amount of matches. Despite losing the first leg 3-0, Sevilla had plenty of chances to score. But they will be determined to make amends of the missed opportunity this time. So, the primary pick for this match is both teams to score.
At the same time, it is hard to separate the two teams as Sevilla are a capable team at their home ground. Also, they had defeated Real Madrid at this venue in 3 or their last 4 matches. It will be better to avoid betting on full-time result for this match.