Zinedine Zidane has recalled Luka Modric to the starting line up for the short trip across the Spanish capital to face relegation battling Rayo Vallecano.
He is one of eight changes from the side that drew 0-0 at Getafe, with Thibaut Courtois, Jesus Vallejo, Marcelo, Toni Kroos, Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos and Mariano Diaz all coming in.
Rayo Vallecano boss Paco Jemez makes four changes from the side that lost 5-0 at Sevilla in midweek, with Tito and Abdoulaye Ba returning to defence, and Bebe and Javi Guerra in attack – with top scorer Raul De Tomas ineligible against his parent club.
RAYO VALLECANO: Garcia, Tito, Ba, Galvez, Moreno, Suarez, Uche, Embarba, Pozo, Bebe, Guerra
SUBS: Dimitrievski, Medran, Trejo, Imbula, Advincula, Velazquez, Rivera
REAL MADRID: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Vallejo, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Llorente, Ceballos, Bale, M. Diaz
SUBS: Navas, Nacho, Casemiro, Vazquez, Asensio, B. Diaz, Isco