If Real Madrid were ever to be considered ‘short’ of goals, it’s now; 3 in their last 3 matches is the driest 3-game spell of the season, equalled only by the opening games of the season and they are a slightly eye catching 2.0 (evens) to win with Betdaq.
Mourinho wants a striker and after slightly underwhelming performances infront of goal at home to Mallorca and away at Almeria, you can see why.
Sevilla probably wont keep a clean sheet (5/1, Coral) but they have every chance of squeezing at least a draw out of Madrid at 11/4 with . That draw to be one goal a piece is a realistic 7/1 (William Hill). Certainly the 5/6 (bet365) about Sevilla avoiding defeat tempts.
The second semi of the evening sees the over achieving (in the Cup at least) Almeria travel to Barcelona as Stan James’ 25/1 giant outsiders.
Barca are pretty unbackable at 1/12 (Boylesports) but will go for their habit of winning big at home and taking their foot off the pedal in the 2nd leg. It makes sense then to eye up the 4-0 (15/2, 888sport) and 5-0 (11/1, Sportingbet) correct scores.
Whilst confidently stating that Almeria will win is a bit of a nonsense, they are in their best form of the season, losing just twice in 8 games. They will come and try their best to keep the scoreline down and are backable to win at 21/20 (bet365) with a 3 goal headstart.