Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu
Time: 22:00 h.
Real Madrid won 5 matches consecutively in the middle of the tournaments and consequently climbed to the top position within the Spanish La Liga, after which it was able to progress through the group stages that comprise the Champions League.
Real has achieved its goals with a win against Granada (video) Sevilla will also be more confident following the crucial win against Wolfsburg at the Champions League. The group that makes up this team, each of the four teams has the chance to make it to the finals of this most commercially lucrative competition. For the regional La Liga, Sevilla is two points behind Real and is able to top the table by winning. There isn’t much to worry about with both teams, given that Carlo Ancelotti will not rely on Bale and Sebayos for the rest of the week, as Federico Valverde is in question. In the guest list, Jesus Navas is out until the beginning of the year, as are Yusuf En-Nesiri. Eric Lamela and Suso are being considered. They were former Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic will probably continue as a midfielder following scoring in the previous round. In the 14 previous away matches of Sevilla on the Santiago Bernabeu, the team finished with at minimum two goals in the net. Real Madrid has avoided losing in the league for 30 of the 31 games. In the 16th series at home to Sevilla Real Madrid didn’t lose. Prediction: Real Madrid – Sevilla 3: 1