Betting. Sevilla vs Real Madrid [15.01.17] : the sequel to the Copa del Rey thriller

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Betting. Sevilla vs Real Madrid [15.01.17] : the sequel to the Copa del Rey thriller

La Liga

Matchweek 18


Bet: Total Goals over 3

This match will be the 4th edition of Sevilla – Real Madrid clash this season. Contrary to all sports betting predictions the renewed Rojiblancos team have quickly adjusted to the demands of their new coach. So, they managed to make a stand against the Madrid giant. Besides, the betting companies didn’t expect Sampaoli’s side to remain among the leaders after the first 17 La Liga matches. At this moment los Nervionenses sit on the second position – 1 point ahead of Barcelona and 4 points behind Real.

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Real Madrid have also been quite convincing so far this season. According to the sports betting experts’ predictions los Blancos have already won 2 trophies – UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. They also sit atop of La Liga table. Besides, Zidane’s side remain unbeaten in all competitions this season. So they haven’t tasted the frustration of defeat in the 40 matches in a row. So at this point Madrid are considered to be La Liga favorite on the betting markets.

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Before choosing a bet it’s worth keeping in mind the fact that this season Real Madrid have defeated Sevilla 2 times. Los Blancos got a victory in the UEFA Super Cup (3-2) and then thrashed (3-0) their rival in the first leg of Copa del Rey game. However, Sevilla have a strong character which was demonstrated in the second leg at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Los Nervionenses scored 3 times, but let the win go with 2 goals conceded at the end of the match. Of course a 3-3 draw didn’t allow Sampaoli’s team to go further. But it may be for the better, giving the fact that they are going to play in the Champion League playoffs.  

The bookmakers give preference to the away team: Sevilla – 3,60, Draw – 3,85, Real Madrid – 1,95. As los Rojiblancos have only 1 home loss along with 7 victories in Primera this season, it is recommended to take a look at the bet “Double Chance: Sevilla or Draw” (1,88). Besides, as both teams have inconsistent defensive lines you can bet either on “Both Teams to Score” (1,45) or “Total Goals over 3” (1,84). There is also a good option “Both Teams to Score and Total Goals over 2,5” (1,78).