Real Madrid Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Las Palmas

 Everything you need to know as Los Blancos look to bounce back in La Liga by beating the Canary Islanders on Sunday...




Real Madrid return to action in the Primera Division on Sunday after back-to-back defeats over the past week for the first time in the Zinedine Zidane era.

Los Blancos lost 2-1 at Girona in La Liga last Sunday and then went down 3-1 against Tottenham at Wembley in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Zidane's side are in third place in the table after 10 rounds of matches, already eight points adrift of leaders Barcelona, and will look to bounce back with a victory at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

Here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of their clash against Las Palmas...

REAL MADRID INJURIES
Gareth Bale is back in training and looks set to return for Real Madrid this week following a month on the sidelines.

Keylor Navas looks set to miss out again, along with Mateo Kovacic. So too does Dani Carvajal, although the defender is back in training after recovering from a heart problem.

Raphael Varane is in contention for a return after injury.


REAL MADRID SUSPENSIONS

Real Madrid have had a few suspensions already this season, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo and Sergio Ramos all missing matches in La Liga, but Zinedine Zidane has no players banned for the game against Las Palmas.

 POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP

With Navas set to miss out again, Kiko Casilla will continue in goal for against .

In defence, young right-back Achraf Hakimi looks likely to start again in the absence of Carvajal, while coach Zidane must decide between Nacho or Raphael Varane, if fit, alongside captain Sergio Ramos.

Further forward, Ronaldo should partner Karim Benzema in attack, with Isco just behind those two. Gareth Bale is likely to start on the bench.
 
 TEAM NEWS

have picked up just six points from their 10 matches in La Liga this season and are in the drop zone ahead of their trip to the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

The Canary Islanders lie in 18th place, having won just two of their matches so far and lost the other eight, including a 4-0 defeat at Villarreal in their last away game in La Liga.

Alen Halilovic, Oussama Tannane and Jonathan Viera all miss out through injury this weekend.

BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS

  •     Are yet to win at in their 33 visits to the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga and have lost 28 of those.
  •     However, the Canary Islanders did draw home and away against Los Blancos in the Primera Division last season.
  •     No team has ever won La Liga having been eight points adrift of the top side after the first 10 games of a season, as are.
  •     Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in each of his two league games at the Santiago Bernabeu against (three goals).
  •     Pako Ayestaran is the first and only manager to lose 11 games in a row in La Liga history (with Valencia and ).

TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME

versus kicks off at 20:45 local time at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday and will be broadcast live from 19:40 UK time on Sky Sports Football. 

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