Whereas Madrid won the league by three points last season, the prediction for this season is that Los Blancos will pip bitter rivals Barcelona to the title despite finishing level on points. A contract could be 10 years, 20.
Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will have to replace Luka Modric on Sunday as the Croatian is suspended and Mateo Kovacic could have his chance to stake a claim.
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos holds the trophy after winning the UEFA Super Cup.
"I know that when we go out onto the pitch we are united".
Thomas Vermaelen and Rafinha Alcantara are expected to be the only Barcelona absentees to face Real Madrid, with the latter having been out of action since undergoing a knee operation in April.
The attacking firepower of their second string has been somewhat weakened by the departure of Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez, however, as the pair scored a combined 31 goals in all competitions last term.
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Where can I watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona? "I'm happy for working so well with my staff". We have worked well and then the goals are always the same - we want to win every game and every possible title.
Barca are still reeling from the loss of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record €222 million (Dh964.6m) with their attempts to land a replacement in Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund so far falling short.
Lionel Messi، Jordi Alba، Samuel Umtiti and Arda Turan were all pictured training with their Barcelona team-mates as they aim to build up their fitness levels and sharpness ahead of the upcoming campaign.
"Neymar can not be replaced - there is nobody like him".
"Cristiano is ready, he's in great shape, he's been with us five or six days, he's been working hard on his holidays and he's ready to play". "If we think it is going to be easier tomorrow we will be mistaken".