With Real Madrid having nothing left to play for in La Liga after securing third place and Zinedine Zidane keeping one eye out on the Champions League final, the French boss will likely be rotating his squad and fielding a second-string team to face Sevilla.
After naming a full-strength XI in the clash against rivals Barcelona that ended 2-2, top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo is excluded from the side following an injury sustained during the Clasico though will be fit to face Liverpool in the final in Kiev. Luka Modric, Isco, Toni Kroos, Marcelo and Raphael Varane are also expected to be rested .
Sevilla have all to play for as they sit eighth in the table and will be fighting for the final Europa League spot, with their season resting on their final three games.
|Game||Sevilla vs Real Madrid|
|Date||Wednesday, May 9|
|Time||8:30pm BST / 5:30pm ET|
|Stream (US only)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel & Live Stream
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Mix and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Mix||Sky Go|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Soria, Rico, Beto|
|Defenders||Corchia, Kjaer, Lenglet, Escudero, Carrico, Carole, Mercado, Lopes, Geis|
|Midfielders||Layun, Mesa, Banega, Correa, Yedder, Pizarro, Montoya, N'Zonzi, Ganso, Vazquez, Luna, Sarabia|
|Forwards||Muriel, Nolito, Yedder, Ramirez|
Sergio Escudero, Ever Banega and Sergio Rico will be fit, despite minor injury concerns, while Jesus Navas remains unavailable. Pablo Sarabia is suspended.
Potential Sevilla starting XI: Soria, Corchia, Lenglet, Mercado, Escudero, N’Zonzi, Geis, Correa, Banega, Nolito, Yedder.
|Position||Real Madrid players|
|Defenders||Vallejo, Ramos, Nacho, Theo, Achraf, Tejero, Hakimi, Hernandez Quezada, Varane|
|Midfielders||Casemiro, M. Llorente, Asensio, Kovacic, Ceballos and Óscar|
|Forwards||Benzema, Lucas Vázquez, Mayoral|
Real Madrid are without Ronaldo after the Portuguese international suffered an injury against Barcelona, Dani Carvajal is still injured and Gareth Bale is suspended.
Potential Real Madrid starting XI: Casilla, Hakimi, Varane, Hernandez, Llorente, Vazquez, Casemiro, Ceballos, Asensio, Mayoral, Benzema.
Betting & Match Odds
Odds on Sevilla winning against the European Champions are 11/10, while a draw is at 14/5 and a win for Real Madrid available at 2/1.
With third place cemented, Zidane is clearly looking ahead to May 26 with his entire season resting on potentially winning the Champions League for a third time in a row. Should the Frenchman win for the third time against Liverpool, it will be the first time a side has managed to do so since Bayern Munich in the mid 1970s.
That's not to say that there isn't anything to be gained with a win, however – should Real Madrid win against Sevilla, they will be level on points with local rivals Atletico on 75 points.
Joaquin Caparros' Sevilla side are just one point below seventh-played Getafe who occupy the last Europa League game in hand, and a win would keep them in contention to qualify for the competition next year.
Sevilla's most recent result was a 1-0 win over Real Socieded, and will be looking to end their season on an optimistic note after the 5-0 loss at the hands of Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final as well as being knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich 2-1 on aggregate.
Zidane made sure to reassure that Ronaldo would be back in time for the final against Liverpool.
"Everyone will be okay for the final - Cristiano, Isco and Carvajal," the Frenchman told reporters. "Cristiano is the one who will be out longest, as it just happened two days ago. But he is good, he's walking normally.
"Nobody will have any problems for the final, they will all be at 150%.