REAL MADRID are up against steely side Sevilla next in their La Liga exploits.
Real sit just a point above Sevilla in the table in fourth place so their clash is finely-poised.
Real Madrid will be looking to climb further up the table with a win over SevillaCredit: Splash News
Zinedine Zidane’s side have been inconsistent this season, both in the league and in the Champions Leage.
A win over a side like Sevilla, away from home, would do Real the world of good heading into Christmas.
What time does Sevilla vs Real Madrid kick-off?
- Real Madrid’s crucial La Liga clash with Sevilla gets underway at 3.15 UK time on Saturday, December 5.
- The game will be played at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez Pijuan stadium.
- There will be no fans in attendance at the clash.
What channel is Sevilla vs Real Madrid and can it be live streamed?
- Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla will be shown live on Premier Sports in the UK.
- You can sign up to Premier Sports’ rolling six-month contract which will set you back £9.99 a month.
- Or you can pay £11.99 for a single month.
- Premier Sports is available for streaming via their Premier Sports Player service, which can be downloaded onto a mobile or tablet device.
Karim Benzema has been reliable as ever for Real Madrid this seasonCredit: Alamy Live News
What is the team news?
Eden Hazard remains out of the game for Sevilla after suffering a muscle injury against Alaves last week.
Sergio Ramos could return against his former side but has been unavailable to play since the international break because of a hamstring injury.
Federico Valverde will be back to training fitness in around two weeks as he has a shin fracture.
Another doubt for Real is £54million signing Luka Jovic, who tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Serbia.
Dani Carvajal is also not available for selection because of a thigh problem.
Sevilla – 8/5
Draw – 12/5
Real Madrid – 31/20
*Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.
GOOD AFTERNOON FROM SEVILLE
Welcome to our live coverage of the La Liga clash between Sevilla and Real Madrid at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.
It is no secret that Real are starting to look like a mere shadow of their former selves as they are struggling in both domestic and European competitions.
Sevilla will look to pile on the Spanish champions’ misery and increase pressure on manager Zinedine Zidane, who has come under fire after Los Blancos’ 2-0 defeat away to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.
Zidane is expected to make some changes to the team that faced Shakhtar with Casemiro and Vinicius Junior likely to replace Martin Odegaard and Marco Asencio respectively.
Eden Hazard and Federico Valverde are out with a hamstring rupture and shinbone injury respectively whereas captain Sergio Ramos is also expected to miss the clash against his former team – there is no word yet on the fitness of Dani Carvajal, even though he has stepped up his recovery.
Alvaro Odriozola has overcome a calf problem and Luka Jovic, who tested positive for coronavirus last month, has recently returned a negative test.
Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui is expected to welcome back a raft of names following the Andalusians’ 4-0 thumping to Chelsea in the Champions League with the likes of Jules Kounde, Lucas Ocampos, Joan Jordan, Munir El Haddadi, Fernando and Luuk de Jong pushing for a return to the starting line-up.
The hosts will be without the injured Sergio Escudero, Marcos Acuna and Suso and are waiting on Tomas Vaclik, who’s healing from a knee injury, whereas Carlos Fernandez and Yassine Bounou recently tested positive for coronavirus.
Load more entries…