Los Blancos will be hoping their recent upturn in form continues when they take on the Primera Division's basement club on Saturday.
DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA
Silvio, Marchena, Ze Castro, Ayoze
Gama, Aguilar, Pizzi
Arbeloa, Varane, Pepe, Marcelo
Callejon, Kaka, Ronaldo
Deportivo La Coruna welcomes back defender Carlos Marchena from suspension for the Liga encounter with Real Madrid at the Riazor.
Left back Ayoze has recovered from a thigh injury and could make his first start since December, but Aythami (hamstring), Laure (groin) and Manuel Pablo (suspension) are all sidelined.
Alvaro Arbeloa, Luka Modric and Gonzalo Higuain return for Madrid after serving a ban, but Sergio Ramos is ruled out after his red card against Rayo Vallecano.
Boss Jose Mourinho is likely to rotate his squad with one eye on Tuesday's Copa del Rey semifinal second leg against Barcelona.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Deportivo La Coruna is on a five-match losing streak in La Liga.
- The Galician outfit has conceded 54 goals in its 24 Liga matches, more than any other club.
- Deportivo has won just three home games in all competitions this season (W3, D3, L6).
- Real Madrid has won just one of its last six away matches across all competitions (W1, D2, L3).
- Los Merengues have registered wins in five of their last six meetings with Deportivo.
- Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured, right) has found the net eight times in his last five Liga matches.