Real Madrid have been in stupendous form in the La Liga as they have not lost a single game this season and will be eager to get to their winning ways when they face Europa League champions, Sevilla at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on Sunday.
Real Madrid, if they play the way they have been doing of late in the La Liga, should not find it difficult to secure three points as Sevilla have not been playing great football this season, which can be understood from their 13th position in the standings table.
Sevilla are a team capable of doing good things, but somehow, they have not been able to deliver the goods this season. They have already lost four matches in the La Liga this season and another defeat in front of their home fans will prove to be disastrous.
Real Madrid, who may be in a confident mood after defeating PSG in their last Champions League game, cannot afford to take Sevilla lightly as they have already defeated Barcelona in their home game.
Sevilla's home ground -- Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán -- has always been a tough fixture in the La Liga for an away team. Even Real Madrid manager, Rafa Benitez, is aware of the tough task with the home team being supported to the core by their fans.
"It's a tough ground to go to, the home supporters really get behind their team. Sevilla are a side with a spectacular record over recent years, although they've always been one of the big teams. It's always a tricky stadium to go to and they're always a tough team to play against. We know it won't be an easy game and that we'll need to be extremely focused," said Benitez.
Benitez will have to do without the services of Karim Benzema, who will not be travelling with the team to Sevilla as he is still recovering from injury.
"He's (Benzema) in the final stages of his recovery. We've decided to leave him here so he can get back to 100% fitness. He's in good spirits, but he won't be travelling to Seville," added Benitez.
However, Gareth Bale is expected to return while Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been in a rich goal scoring form, will continue to be their main player. With Bale and Ronaldo, the Sevilla defenders cannot afford to give any extra yard to these players, who can make them pay if they are given the license to roam around freely.
Sevilla, on the other hand, will miss Nicolas Pareja and Daniel Carrico while striker Kevin Gameiro's participation in the game in doubtful.
Where to watch live
Sevilla vs Real Madrid is scheduled to kick-off at 7:30pm GMT (1am IST, 2:30pmET). In India, viewers can catch the game on Sony Kix. Online streaming will be available on LIV Sports.
Viewers in UK can watch the Sevilla vs Real Madrid La Liga game live on Sky Sports 3/HD with live streaming option on Sky Go.
Viewers in Spain can catch the game on Abono Futbol 1. Online streaming will be available on Movistar TV.