The 0-0 draw between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on Saturday was helpful to Zinedine Zidane's bid to win LaLiga, but it will be fruitless if they don't get the full points against Sevilla.
Title rivals Real Madrid and Sevilla lock horns at Estadio Alfredo di Stefano in Sunday’s game and goals should be few and far between in the Spanish capital.
We back the Los Blancos to see this match out, but we should not expect a flurry of goals.
- Under 2.5 goals have been scored in 65% of Real Madrid’s home league games and in 65% of Sevilla’s away trips this term.
- Los Blancos have won the last four meetings between the sides, with three of those encounters producing under 2.5 goals.
- The hosts are unbeaten in their last 14 La Liga starts, winning ten.
Why a narrow win?
Given the stakes and the goal differentials this season, under 2.5 goals makes the most sense.
Under 2.5 goals have been scored in 65 percent of Real's home games and 65 percent of Sevilla's away games this season, with the hosts keeping nine clean sheets at home and conceding only ten goals.
Three of the last four meetings between the clubs have also produced less than three goals, so we can be pretty certain that defenses will prevail and that there won't be much of a difference in quality between the two.
However, Zinedine Zidane's side has dominated the last four meetings, and home advantage gives them a slight advantage.
After their Champions League exit against Chelsea in midweek, Los Blancos aren't a bet at odds-on, but you can back a slim victory for the defending champions.