Real Madrid will welcome Sevilla to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon in the most important La Liga match of the weekend.
The team led by Santiago Solari has won just two out of the last five matches in all competitions with their last match suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad.
On the other hand, Sevilla has won just one of their last five games, although they remain above Real Madrid in the table on the goal difference with them both having 33 points so far, but putting Sevilla on the 3rd place.
Real Madrid hopes to welcome back players such as Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio, Toni Kroos and Thibaut Courtois, as they would likely be needed for this match.
Nevertheless, Karim Benzema has decided against operation in the midst of Real Madrid’s injury crisis.
The club’s striker has opted against surgery and will play without fixing the problem with his finger that Frenchman suffered a week ago, with Solari being forced to call upon striker Cristo Gonzales, giving him a first career appearance in La Liga, but Benzema, who scored seven goals in the last 19 games, has done fairly enough to be considered as needed for the upcoming game.
Sevilla in without one defensive player, Maxime Gonalons, and winger Nolito.
Given Real Madrid’s form and a list of injured players, it is reasonable to think that Sevilla intends to end a poor run in Bernabeu, with them having lost each of the last 11 visits there in all competitions. Although, back in September, Sevilla recorded a 3-0 home victory over Real Madrid. All is going well currently for Sevilla. Even though their much-beloved coach, Unai Emery, who led the team towards winning Europa League on several occasions, has long departed, they play very well at the moment, being 3rd in La Liga, just after Atletico Madrid.