Third all-Spanish Super Cup clash in a row sees Real Madrid start as favourites.
Lerkendal Stadium , Trondheim, Norway
Key Stat: Sevilla have lost the Super Cup final two years in a row, both to Spanish opposition.
Expert Verdict: Sevilla have been brilliant in cup competitions but their success may well be down to Unai Emery, with Jorge Sampaoli having big boots to fill at the club. Cristiano Ronaldo's absence will damage Real Madrid, but that provides a chance for Alvaro Morata to shine and the striker can take his opportunity. Real Madrid have a much stronger team and should lift the cup.
Real Madrid have had a solid pre-season, racking up wins against Chelsea and Atletico Madrid in the International Champions Cup, but the action gets under way for real here in the Super Cup against Sevilla, who have won the Europa League two years in a row.
Goalkeeper Keylor Navas and star man Cristiano Ronaldo both miss this game through injury, although Karim Benzema is set to lead the line. Real are likely to hand a chance to impress to Spain international Alvaro Morata, who has returned to the club after a two-year spell at Juventus.
Casilla, Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Morata, Benzema, Rodriguez.
New Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli takes charge of Los Rojiblancos for the first time in competitive action after taking over from Unai Emery, who has taken charge of PSG.
Sampaoli could start new striker signings Luciano Vietto and Wissam Ben Yedder in attack, but last season's top scorer Kevin Gameiro has been sold to Atletico Madrid. Ganso is perhaps the most exciting of the new Sevilla arrivals, with Franco Vazquez, Joaquin Correa and Matias Kranevitter among the other new faces.
Soria, Mariano, Diego, Kolo, Iborra, Vazquez, Ganso, Correa, Sarabia, Vitolo, Vietto
Real Madrid have a fantastic record in this fixture, winning nine times in a row when they have been the home side. However, as this game is being played on neutral territory in Trondheim, Norway, this may give Sevilla some hope.
These sides met in the Super Cup final two years ago and on that occasion Real Madrid won 2-0, with Ronaldo on target with both of the goals for his side. New signings James Rodríguez and Toni Kroos made their full debut for Real Madrid in that game.
Sevilla, with a new manager and a string of new signings, are an unknown quantity while Real Madrid finished last season strongly under Zinedine Zidane, winning their 11th European Cup title by beating Atletico Madrid on penalties in the Champions League final.
In recent years Sevilla have been cup specialists, but it is hard to see past Real Madrid having the edge on Sevilla in the Super Cup final for the second time since 2014.
Odds of 4/6 on Real Madrid to win the game in 90 minutes are widely available and that price looks decent value considering the strength in depth available to Zidane, despite key players being unavailable. Outsiders Sevilla can be backed at 7/2, with the draw priced up at 11/4. Odds of 8/15 on both teams to score are extremely tempting here, while over 2.5 goals is at the same price.