Real Madrid - Sevilla Preview: Mourinho's side look to wrap up La Liga title after European exit
Los Merengues will be aiming to bounce back from their painful Champions League elimination when they entertain the Andalusian outfit at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday
By Karthick Arvinth
Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo
Di Maria, Kaka, Ronaldo
Coke, Spahic, Fazio, Navarro
Navas, Rakitic, Reyes
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is likely to rotate his squad for the visit of Sevilla after Wednesday's penalty shoot-out defeat to Bayern Munich.
Gonzalo Higuain, Kaka and Esteban Granero are all pushing for returns to the starting XI, but Ricardo Carvalho (thigh) remains a doubt.
Sevilla will welcome back goalkeeper Andres Palop, who has overcome his calf problem, whilst Emir Spahic has also returned to fitness and could replace the injured Julien Escude in defence.
Los Nervionenses coach Michel will also be without the services of injured duo Frederic Kanoute and Diego Perotti, while Gary Medel and Manu del Moral are suspended.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last 19 league matches (W16, D3).
- Los Blancos can clinch the Primera Division title with victory against Sevilla, provided Barcelona lose at Rayo Vallecano later on Sunday.
- With 42 goals to his name, Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured right) is on track to become the first player since Hugo Sanchez to retain the top scorer title in La Liga. Sanchez won four straight 'Pichichi' awards between 1985-88.
- Sevilla have won just three of their last 11 away matches in La Liga.
- The Andalusians have lost their last six meetings with Madrid. Their last win at the Bernabeu was a 4-3 success in December 2008.
- Only Barcelona (26) and Madrid (30) have conceded fewer goals in the Primera Division this term than Sevilla (39).
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Top 3 Predictions
Real Madrid CF 4-1 Sevilla
- 10.9 %
Real Madrid CF 3-1 Sevilla
- 10.65 %
Real Madrid CF 6-0 Sevilla
- 9.3 %
|Spain - Primera Division (LIGA)||Oct 31, 2013||Real Madrid CF 7 - Sevilla 3|
|Spain - Primera Division (LIGA)||Feb 10, 2013||Real Madrid CF 4 - Sevilla 1|
|Spain - Primera Division (LIGA)||Sep 16, 2012||Sevilla 1 - Real Madrid CF 0|
|Spain - Primera Division (LIGA)||Apr 29, 2012||Real Madrid CF 3 - Sevilla 0|
|Spain - Primera Division (LIGA)||Dec 18, 2011||Sevilla 2 - Real Madrid CF 6|
|Real Madrid CF|
|Mar 10, 2014||Real Madrid CF 3 - Levante UD 0||LIGA|
|Mar 3, 2014||Atletico Madrid 2 - Real Madrid CF 2||LIGA|
|Feb 27, 2014||FC Schalke 04 1 - Real Madrid CF 6||UCL|
|Feb 22, 2014||Real Madrid CF 3 - Elche 0||LIGA|
|Feb 17, 2014||Getafe 0 - Real Madrid CF 3||LIGA|
|22||Ángel Di María||Midfielder|
|2||Federico Julián Fazio||Defender|
|15||Jesús Navas González||Midfielder|
|-||Tom de Mul||Midfielder|
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