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

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Everything you need to know ahead of Los Blancos' Liga encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday

Real Madrid are back in action for their fourth fixture in the space of 11 days as they face Las Palmas in the Primera Division on Wednesday night.

Zinedine Zidane's side beat Espanyol 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on February 18, before a 2-1 defeat at Valencia last Wednesday in a rescheduled match and then a 3-2 win away to Villarreal on Sunday as they came back from two goals down to seal all three points at the Estadio de la Ceramica.

'Jese struggling with the weight of expectation'

Los Blancos are a point ahead of Barcelona at the top of the table and still have a game in hand after their match away to Celta Vigo early in February was postponed due to storm damage at the Galician club's Balaidos stadium. 


REAL MADRID INJURIES


Raphael Varane is out for several weeks after picking up an injury at Mestalla last Wednesday, while Danilo is still not ready to return for Madrid on Wednesday and is not in the matchday squad for the game against Las Palmas.

Gareth Bale picked up a knock in the 3-2 win at Villarreal on Sunday, but the Welshman is fine and is in contention for his second start since recovering from an ankle injury that saw him sidelined for almost three months.

Raphael Varane Sevilla Real Madrid La Liga 15012017


REAL MADRID SUSPENSIONS


Coach Zinedine Zidane has no players suspended for the Primera Division clash at home to Las Palmas on Wednesday night.

Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid Napoli


REAL MADRID POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP


Zidane is set to rotate his pack for the Primera Division clash at home to Las Palmas as Madrid play their fourth match in the space of just 11 days.

Gareth Bale has recently returned from injury and may well start this match on the bench, while Alvaro Morata could feature from the outset instead of Karim Benzema after the Spain striker headed the winner at Villarreal on Sunday.

Referee row exaggerated - Zidane

In midfield, Casemiro has been rested and is not even in the matchday squad, so Mateo Kovacic should start, while Isco is in contention for a place after he came off the bench to change the game at Villarreal at the weekend.

Real Madrid possible Las Palmas


LAS PALMAS TEAM NEWS


Las Palmas made a superb start to the season in La Liga, but the Canary Islanders have lost their last four games since the signings of former Real Madrid winger Jese and ex-Barcelona midfielder Alen Halilovic in January.

Quique Setien's side have 28 points and are currently comfortable in 12th place, but could find themselves dragged into a relegation battle unless they can start picking up some results soon.

Angel Montoro, Michel Macedo and Javi Castellano are sidelined for the trip to the Bernabeu on Wednesday, while Marko Livaja is doubtful.

Las Palmas Athletic Club LaLiga.


BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS


  • Real Madrid have never lost at the Santiago Bernabeu against Las Palmas in La Liga (won 28, drawn four).

  • Las Palmas’ last win in La Liga against Real Madrid was in 2001-02 - a 4-2 success at home after 15 years without a victory against Los Blancos.

  • Real Madrid have scored in their last 44 games in all competitions, equalling the best run of a Liga side ever (Barcelona in 1944).

  • Against Villarreal, Cristiano Ronaldo became the Liga player with the most penalties scored (57), surpassing Hugo Sanchez (56).


TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME


Real Madrid versus Las Palmas kicks off at 21:30 CET at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday and will be televised live in the UK from 20:30 GMT on Sky Sports 2.

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