Los Blancos make the short trip across the Spanish capital after a a 2-1 Champions League win over Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek.
Despite slipping to a 1-1 draw against Osasuna in domestic action last weekend, Ancelotti’s side are still unbeaten, as part of a strong start to the 2022/23 campaign.
However, the Italian coach is opting for caution over Benzema’s staggered return into the starting XI.
Benzema’s inspired performances powered Los Blancos to a league and European double last season but Ancelotti is keeping his options open as he manages his game time before the World Cup.
“He’s played two games in a row after a month and he is a bit overloaded”, as per reports from Marca.
“He’s not ruled out for tomorrow and if he’s OK, he’ll play in the game.
“This injury has stopped him a bit, but I see the usual Karim. We’re not worried about anything. He’s doing and is going to do what he always does, really.”