Real Madrid will be looking to extend their winning streak to five games across all competitions when they face Sevilla in their upcoming La Liga fixture on Saturday evening. Currently sitting at the top of the table with 24 points from nine matches, Los Blancos are in fine form. In contrast, Sevilla are struggling in 14th place with only eight points from their nine games this season.
Sevilla will be without several key players, including Marko Dmitrovic, Mariano Diaz, Erik Lamela, and Alfonso Pastor, due to fitness issues. Although defensive duo Marcao and Tanguy Nianzou have returned from injury, it is unlikely that they will start on Saturday.
Sevilla will need to assess the fitness of Fernando, who was withdrawn in the first half of their last game, before deciding whether to include him in the midfield. Lucas Ocampos, Sergio Ramos, and Jesus Navas are all in contention for a recall, but En-Nesyri is expected to start as the center-forward, having scored five goals in 10 appearances this season.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, is set to welcome back David Alaba from a groin problem, with the center-back returning to training during the international break. Arda Guler has also made good progress in his recovery from a thigh issue, but this game may come too soon for him.
Nacho is suspended for Los Blancos, while Andriy Lunin, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois are all sidelined due to injury. Joselu is expected to partner Vinicius Junior in attack, while Eduardo Camavinga may be moved back into a defensive position, with Toni Kroos featuring alongside Federico Valverde and Aurelien Tchouameni in midfield.
Sevilla vs. Real Madrid – lineups
Sevilla possible starting lineup:
Nyland; Navas, Bade, Ramos, Pedrosa; Rakitic, Sow; Ocampos, Suso, Lukebakio; En-Nesyri
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Kepa; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Camavinga; Valverde, Tchouameni, Kroos; Bellingham; Joselu, Vinicius