Hello everyone and welcome to this live blog for Real Madrid vs Sevilla, the huge top-of-the-table clash that is taking place at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano this Sunday night, with kick off at 21:00 CEST. Real Madrid know that if they win they will leapfrog Atletico Madrid and Barcelona to become leaders of LaLiga Santander, with a superior head-to-head advantage over their rivals. However, Sevilla are aware that they need to win to keep the pressure on the three teams above them. Zinedine Zidane's side will have to put their disappointment at being knocked out of the Champions League to one side if they are to retain the league title, which they could take a huge step towards doing if they beat Sevilla.
REAL MADRID VS SEVILLA, LaLiga LIVE latest updates
This is the start of our Real Madrid vs Sevilla live blog. We'll have the most recent entries nearest the top, with preview content coming up before the match and then minute-by-minute updates once the game kicks off. It should be a great one, so let's enjoy it!
18:00 CEST: Real Madrid vs Sevilla predicted line-ups
Sevilla have three players that are doubtful but will likely play in Joan Jordan, Jules Kounde and Youssef En-Nesyri, while Real Madrid have five guaranteed absences in Lucas Vazquez, Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos and Ferland Mendy. Zinedine Zidane will therefore have to opt for an experimental defence once again, while Julen Lopetegui is expected to pick something close to his first-choice starting XI.
Real Madrid's predicted line-up: Thibaut Courtois; Fede Valverde, Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, Marcelo; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard.
Sevilla's predicted line-up: Bono; Jesus Navas, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Marcos Acuna; Fernando, Ivan Rakitic; Suso, Papu Gomez, Lucas Ocampos; Youssef En-Nesyri.