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

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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.

Madrid 14/5 for league title

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.

Raphael Varane


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.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid


REAL MADRID POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP


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

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.

Real Madrid Eibar possible


LAS PALMAS TEAM NEWS


Las Palmas 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.

Barcelona Las Palmas 2017


BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS


  • Las Palmas are yet to win at Real Madrid 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 Real Madrid are.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in each of his two league games at the Santiago Bernabeu against Las Palmas (three goals).

  • Pako Ayestaran is the first and only manager to lose 11 games in a row in La Liga history (with Valencia and Las Palmas).


TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME


Real Madrid versus Las Palmas 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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