Albiol: Too soon for Real Madrid to talk up title chances
Real are currently top of the table after an impressive start.
Albiol said: "It is still too soon to think about the end of the league. We've only played nine games and I believe it will be a tight race, just like it was last year.
“We must only think about our game on Sunday. It will be beautiful because derbies always go hand in hand with spectacle, goals, a great atmosphere... I believe we are favourites because we play at home and because we are the current leaders.
"[Cristiano] Ronaldo has a great chance to win the Pichichi this season. He is full of qualities and he also wants to improve on a daily basis.
“He's already scored many goals. It will be a tight race, but he will be in it."