La Liga: Real Madrid Face Defensive Crisis For Sevilla Clash
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will be without three of his first-choice back four for Saturday’s La Liga clash at home to Sevilla as they bid to keep alive their fading hopes of defending their title.
Sevilla, who have lost just once in their last 10 outings in all competitions, are fifth in La Liga, a place below Real but level with the Spanish and European champions on 28 points, eight behind league leaders Barcelona.
Real were already without suspended duo Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal for the crunch tie and have now lost centre back Raphael Varane, who picked up an injury in Real’s 3-2 Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.
Leaders Barcelona have their own defensive issues as they travel to sixth-placed Villarreal on Sunday looking to stretch their unbeaten start to the La Liga season to 15 games.
La Liga’s only other unbeaten team, Atletico Madrid, travel to Real Betis on Sunday without injured Antoine Griezmann. Diego Simeone’s side sit third on 30 points, one behind second-placed Valencia, who host Celta Vigo on Saturday.
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Getafe v Eibar – 1X
Real Madrid v Sevilla – Goal Goal (BTS)
Dep La Coruna v Leganes – 1X
Valencia v Celta Vigo – Goal Goal (BTS)
Real Sociedad v Malaga – Over 1.5
Villareal v Barcelona – Goal Goal (BTS)
Betis v Atl Madrid – 2