Real Madrid are set for a tough encounter Sunday against Sevilla at Bernabeu. Real Madrid are 12 points behind table-toppers Barcelona, so their title ambitions are more or less over. However, Real Madrid are fighting for a second-place finish with Atletico Madrid, who have 67 points compared to their 63.
The match between Real Madrid and Sevilla promises to be an exciting one, with the hosts keen to win and close in on the gap for the second place. Sevilla, on the other hand, are keen to grab a Champions League spot, for which they need to come up with a brilliant performance until the end of the season.
Real Madrid should be a confident unit when they face Sevilla, as they have won four matches on a trot, and what looks even more impressive is their offensive play. They have scored 14 goals in their last four matches.
Zinedine Zidane will field his best team for the fixture, and wants three points from the home game.
"I'm thinking about our next game, which is tomorrow [Sunday], and we have to do everything to win it. I'll field the best team to win the game. I won't think about the next game because in addition to tomorrow's game we also have the international break and that will play a role in preparing for the next game," Real Madrid's official website quoted Zidane as saying.
"We have 22 or 23 players. The only thing is that I will always field the best team as I see it. We always think game by game, but the good thing is to have all players available."
With star players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez in Real's camp, the home team are slight favourites to defeat the visitors.
However, Sevilla cannot be taken lightly by Real: The visitors have been impressive after a poor start to the season. Sevilla have lost only once in their last 11 La Liga games. Sevilla can take further inspiration from their win earlier in the season against Real Madrid, but the Galacticos are a completely different team when playing at home.
Sevilla are missing some of their key players, including Ever Banega and Yevhen Konoplyanka, which makes their task difficult. Kevin Gameiro, who has looked brilliant of late, will be key to Sevilla's success.
Sevilla manager, Unai Emery is fully aware of Real's strong performances at home, but feels it is time to show that his team is moving forward, by some good display against Real.
"The difficulty is very great because at home they are very strong and went to make their fans happy," Sky Sports quoted Emery as saying.
"We have the challenge and the opportunity to show that the team is growing and moving forward. Tomorrow is the day and we want to show what we can. The difficulties motivate us more."
Where to watch live
Real Madrid vs Sevilla La Liga Live game is scheduled for a 8:30 p.m. CET (1 a.m. IST, 7:30 p.m. GMT, 2:30 p.m. ET) start, with live TV coverage in India on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. Viewers in India can also watch Real Madrid vs Sevilla La Liga game via live streaming online onSony Liv.
Football fans in Spain can catch Real Madrid vs Sevilla La Liga gamelive on Abono Futbol 1 and Movistar Futbol.
Viewers in the UK can watch Real Madrid vs Sevilla La Liga game live on Sky Sports 1/HD with live streaming on Sky Go.
Bein Sports and Bein Sports Connect will broadcast Real Madrid vs Sevilla La Liga Live in the US.