Real Madrid are set to host Sevilla on Sunday in a game where Carlo Ancelotti’s men will attempt to build on their momentum and extend their eight-game unbeaten run.
Los Blancos grabbed a comfortable 3-0 victory away at Sheriff Tiraspol on Wednesday thanks to goals from David Alaba, Toni Kroos and Karim Benzema as they secured qualification to the last 16 of the Champions League.
Gareth Bale and Dani Ceballos will both miss out with injuries, while Eden Hazard is still unfit due to a stomach issue he suffered from last week and will be sidelined for this duel.
Meanwhile, Alaba had to be replaced in the game with Sheriff due to discomfort and is doubtful for Sunday’s match.
Ancelotti stressed in the press conference that the Austria international will be assessed before the game, but he indicated that he is unwilling to take any risks with the defender.
As for Sevilla, Jesus Navas and Youssef En-Nesyri are still sidelined with their respective injuries, while Marcos Acuna, Diego Carlos, Suso, Erik Lamela and Jules Kounde are all doubtful due to knocks, although they are expected to be fit for Sunday.
Julen Lopetegui’s side are currently sitting third in the LaLiga Santander table, just two points behind leaders Real Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Sevilla predicted line-ups
Real Madrid’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, Ferland Mendy; Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric; Rodrygo Goes, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Sevilla’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Bono; Gonzalo Montiel, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Marcos Acuna; Ivan Rakitic, Fernando Reges, Joan Jordan; Erik Lamela, Rafa Mir, Lucas Ocampos.
How to watch it?
The match will be aired live via this link.