Madrid are currently fourth in the Primera Division, an amazing 19 points behind leaders Barcelona, and they are in desperate need of points.
With pressure mounting on Zidane, anything less than victory on Saturday could well spell an acrimonious end to his tenure.
|Game||Valencia vs Real Madrid|
|Date||Saturday, January 27|
|Time||15:15 GMT / 10:15 ET|
|Stream (US only)||fuboTV (7-day free trial)|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
In the United Kingdom (UK) the game is not available to watch live but Goal will be providing live updates here.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Goalkeepers||Domenech, Neto, Rivero|
|Defenders||Gaya, Lato, Montoya, Garay, Jiminez, Vidal|
|Midfielders||Maksimovic, Guedes, Parejo, Pereira, Kondogbia, Coquelin|
|Forwards||Vietto, Zaza, Rodrigo, Mina, Torres|
Valencia will be without suspended duo Gabriel and Ruben Vezo, but Dani Parejo and Jose Luis Gaya are available again.Carlos Soler, meanwhile, remains a doubt.
Potential Valencia starting XI: Neto; Montoya, Lato, Garay, Gaya; Kondogbia, Coquelin, Parejo, Maksimovic; Zaza, Rodrigo.
|Position||Real Madrid players|
|Goalkeepers||Navas, Casilla, Moha|
|Defenders||Carvajal, Varane, Marcelo, Nacho, Theo|
|Midfielders||Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, L. Vasquez, Llorente, Kovacic, Asensio|
|Forwards||Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, Mayoral|
Sergio Ramos has been ruled out, as has Isco, but Karim Benzema is likely to be involved after recovering from injury.
Dani Ceballos misses out, while Jesus Vallejo remains out of contention. You can see the full 19-man panel above.
Potential Real Madrid starting XI: Navas; Carvajal, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale.
BETTING & MATCH ODDS
Real Madrid are 8/13 favourites to win according to dabblebet, while Valencia are rated 15/4. A draw is considered a 7/2 bet.
Real Madrid's season continued its downward trajectory on Wednesday as Leganes beat them 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to progress to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.
Since losing at home to Barcelona in the Clasico before Christmas, Los Blancos have struggled in front of their own fans and the players are likely to welcome an away trip for their next fixture.
In fact, while they have won just one of their last five home games, Madrid appear much more formidable on the road, having last lost an away tie in early November.
The players have expressed their support of their under-fire coach, but what he really needs from them is results and he will be urging them to kick-start the recovery against Valencia.