SEVILLA – REAL M

15.01.2017

Sevilla against Real Madrid is the biggest derby of the 18th round of the Spanish La Liga. Sevilla are currently 2nd in the standings – just four points behind Real Madrid, although the Los Blancos still have a game in hand.

Sevilla are performing greatly under the management of the Argentine Jorge Sampaoli. The former Chile manager is enjoying some great time in Spanish football and it’s not a surprise that he turned Sevilla into a title contender in his first season in the club. The Rojablancos won four of their last give matches in La Liga and lost just once – against Granada.

Real Madrid are the only team in the country who is still unbeaten. Zinedine Zidane’s boys are performing incredibly good in the league so far and they did not lose neither one of their 16 games so far. And they will surely try to continue in this way at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on Sunday night.

Jorge Sampaoli will be without the services of Ivan Lopez Alvarez, who is recovering from an injury. Daniel Carrico            and Carlos Fernández Luna are doubtful for the game, while Benoit Tremoulinas and Michael Krohn-Dehli are fit and ready to play.

Zinedine Zidane is facing some troubles in defense, because Sergio Ramos and Pepe are recovering from injuries and they are both doubtful for the visit to Seville. The same could be said about Isco, who is also recovering from injury. The good news come from Mateo Kovacic and Lucas Vasque, who recovered from their injuries and they could be used by the manager.

This is certainly the most interesting game of the 18th round of La Liga. Sevilla could make an important step to their dream – winning the league, while three points for Real Madrid would mean an even more comfort for the Los Blancos on the top.