Santiago Solari’s men will be looking to continue their mini-resurgence when they face Deportivo Alaves at the Santiago Bernabeu this weekend.
Los Blancos are currently ten points off league leaders Barcelona so their focus will be to close the gap by winning as many games as possible.
3. Goalkeeper & Defenders
Thibaut Courtois (GK) – The former Chelsea goalkeeper will make his comeback to the first team after being rested in midweek.
Sergio Reguilon (RB) – Dani Carvajal is suspended for this match so Reguilon will deputise.
Sergio Ramos (CB) – The Real Madrid captain has been Los Blancos standout performer this season.
Nacho Fernandez (CB) – With Frenchman Raphael Varane suspended for this match after picking up a red card against Espanyol, Nacho will slot in to partner Ramos.
Marcelo (LB) – The Brazilian has looked backed to his best in recent weeks.
Casemiro (DM) – A mainstay in the Real team, Casemiro has been back in form in recent weeks.
Luka Modric (CM) – With Real likely to have the majority of possession, Modric will be hoping to unlock an Alaves defence.
Toni Kroos (CM) – Finding his feet after his injury, the German will look to keep the ball moving as much as possible in the middle of the park.
Gareth Bale (RW) – Bale should be back in the starting lineup after making another substitute appearance against Girona.
Karim Benzema (ST) – Five goals in his last three matches, the Frenchman looks in red hot form and will hope to add more goals to his tally.
Lucas Vazquez (LW) – The hard-working winger will be looking to use his crossing ability to benefit Karim Benzema.