The last game before a two-week winter break takes place this Wednesday evening at the Bernabeu.
Sevilla are on a high at the moment after a 2-1 victory over fierce local rivals Real Betis in the derby on Sunday, so that win undoubtedly gives them a fresh confidence boost ahead of their trip to Madrid.
We didn't play particularly well against Santander, but I am very pleased with the win no matter how it was achieved especially as Barcelona went on to drop points at home to Valencia.
Ronaldo is expected to start against Sevilla after taking part in full training today- with Michael Owen once again taking his place on the bench.
Garcia Remon has stated that Beckham was dropped against Racing Santander because of a dip in form, something we can only expect to see happen once in a blue moon.
So I expect both Beckham and Carlos to return to the starting line-up on Wednesday night.
Our home form has been pretty much immaculate this season, but this will be a very tough game.
We need to win to stay close to Barcelona but Sevilla are a hell of a team, who already have an impressive win at the Mestalla this season.
This game is very tough to predict but Madrid have to be at their best to win this one, that's for sure.
I am praying for a win so we can lay the foundations for a serious title push in the second half of the season, but dropping points here will seriously dent our hopes.
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