Getting back on track is the priority for Carlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid after they were defeated by Barcelona on Saturday. The loss now has Los Blancos nine points behind the league leaders after Barca's victory on Tuesday.
Angered by what they feel was poor officiating in the Clásico, Madrid are eager to bounce back and stay close to both their biggest rivals at the top of the table. Xabi Alonso could make the bench for the first time since offseason surgery that has kept him sidelined for the first ten weeks of the season. Madrd have defeated Sevila in eight of their last nine meetings.
For Unai Emery's side started the season win-less in five games but have gone unbeaten over their last five. It's a turnaround that has both relieved pressure on Emery and helped Sevilla climb back into the top half of the table.
Real Madrid injuries and suspensions
In doubt: Xabi Alonso (foot), Raphaël Varane (knee).
Sevilla injuries and suspensions
Out: Marko Marin (hamstring). In Doubt: Ivan Rakitic (groin, hip).
Xabi Alonso is back to full training and is expected to make the bench for the first time this season while defender Raphaël Varane is doubtful with a knee problem. For Seville on-loan Marko Marin continues to recover from a hamstring problem and will miss out while Ivan Rakitic is racing to overcome some minor issues to be available.
Real Madrid: Diego López, Dani Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Asier Illa, Sami Khedira, Isco, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema.
Sevilla: Beto, Diogo Figueiras, Nicolás Pareja, Daniel Carriço, Alberto Moreno, Ivan Rakitić, Stéphane Mbia, Jairo Samperio, Vitolo, Kévin Gameiro, Carlos Bacca.
Match Date/Time: 10 p.m. local, 5 p.m. ET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
TV: beIN Sport, beIN Sport en Español (U.S.), Sky Sports 2 (U.K.), Canal+ 1 (Spain)
Online: beIN Sport Play (U.S.), Sky Go (U.K.)