They have risen to fifth in the table today but for Sevilla fans this is not the result they had expected in La Liga this season.
Real Madrid will travel to the Sevilla stadium for the 12th round of La Liga, with the Royals desperately in desperate need of a win after a poor run of form and it is certain manager Zidane will not travel to Sánchez Pizjuan just in search of a draw.
Home Sevilla has maintained a good run of form in recent times, before losing at the foot of Chelsea in the Champions League in midweek, with hosts Sánchez Pizjuan maintaining a run of five consecutive victories in all competitions.
In La Liga, Lopetegui’s team is ranked 5th in the standings with 16 points from 11 rounds (2 games left). The gap between sevillistas and the top four – Real Madrid’s current position is only 1 point and the upcoming match will be a chance for the hosts Sánchez Pizjuan to enter the top four.
On the other side of the line, the current situation at Real Madrid is very confusing. The Royal Spanish side suffered two consecutive defeats in all competitions against much weaker-rated rivals Alaves and Shakhtar Donetsk.
Zidane’s future is wobbling like never before, the French strategist is expected to have three more games left before Real Madrid make a final decision and the upcoming match will be one of three crucial games for Zidane’s men.
The upcoming march is expected to not be easy for Real Madrid as Sevilla are consistently among the toughest teams in La Liga. However, Zidane’s coaches have no way back and in the upcoming match they will have to fight for a favourable result, otherwise no one can guarantee Zidane’s future at the Bernabeu.
Sevilla: Bounou; Karim Rekik, Kounde, Diego Carlos, Jesus Navas; Rakitic, Fernando, Joan Jordan; Ocampos, Luuk de Jong, Oliver Torres
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois; Ferland Mendy, Varane, Nacho, Vazquez; Casemiro, Kroos, Luka Modric; Martin Odegaard; Asensio, Benzema