Game Preview: Real Madrid vs. Sevilla - La Liga - October 30th, 2013

Spanish La Liga Matchup - Real Madrid vs. Sevilla - Team LogosReal Madrid host Sevilla in the eleventh round of the Spanish La Liga on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at Santiago Bernabeu. The kick-off is at 10pm local time.

This is a must win game for Real Madrid. They are six points behind Barcelona and five points behind city rivals Atletico. It is time for a statement game if they are to stay in contention for the title this season. Overall, Los Blancos are playing well. They are three for three in the UEFA Champions League and despite the loss, they played well vs. Barcelona in their last domestic match.

Sevilla are currently in tenth place in the La Liga and they have seven points out of three matches in their UEFA Europa League group. Most recently, in the La Liga, Sevilla beat Osasuna 2-1 at home.

Last season, Sevilla beat Real Madrid 2-1 at home and Real Madrid punished them 4-1 at Santiago Bernabeu.

The odds for the upcoming match in Madrid are as follows:

Real Madrid: 2/11
Draw: 6/1
Sevilla: 12/1

According to the odds, there will be a heavy beating at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. A 100 € bet on the hosts could return 18 € in profit, while the same bet on Sevilla could return 1,200 € in profit. Even a 4-0 win for Real Madrid, offered at 11/1, is more likely to happen then a win for the guests, according to the bookmakers.

Xabi Alonso is likely to make a return for Real Madrid after being sidelined for five months due to injuries. Will Gareth Bale start the match, is the big question.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the favourite to score on Wednesday at 1/3, while the French international, Kevin Gameiro is the favourite to score for Sevilla at 13/5.

Can the in-form Ivan Rakitic, who has five goals and two assists so far in the league, help Sevilla surprise on Wednesday, or will it be all about Karim Benzema and los Merengues.

Should be a fun game!