Real Madrid hosts Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu in a match from the 20th round
Saturday will offer us another great derby from La Liga because Real Madrid hosts Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu in a match from the 20th round of the league. In our La Liga predictions we will discuss this fixture with you.
Even if this is for just one day, Real Madrid could top the league again on Saturday. Los Blancos have the same amount of points as the leader Barcelona, but the Catalans are hosting Granada on Sunday.
Real Madrid will host Sevilla after adding another cup to their trophy cabinet. Last week Zinedine Zidane’s team triumphed with the Spanish Super Copa after winning the penalty shootout against Atletico Madrid in Saudi Arabia. Before this they eliminated Valencia in the 1/2-finals of the tournament.
Madrid’s manager Zinedine Zidane still can’t use the injured Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, but in Saudi Arabia his showed that they can win even without them. Luka Jovic could lead the attack again, while Vinicius and Rodrygo are good options for the two wings.
For Sevilla’s manager Julen Lopetegui this is going to be a return to Santiago Bernabeu. Last season he managed Real Madrid for few months, but he got sacked because of poor results. Now he can cause some upset to his former club.
Under the management of Lopetegui Sevilla are doing just fine. Los Rojiblancos are 4th in the standings with 35 points. They have the chance to overtake Atletico Madrid at third place, but it also depends on Los Colchoneros’ result against Eibar on the same day.
Right now Julen Lopetegui can’t use the Argentine winger Lucas Ocampos, who is suspended for the visit to the capital.
That’s our La Liga predictions for the derby between Real Madrid and Sevilla on Saturday. It’s logical to consider Madrid favourites here, but Sevilla have proved many times that they are a dangerous team.