Real Madrid vs Real Zaragoza

The composition of Real Madrid's line-up will perhaps be the most interesting aspect of their Bernabeu meeting with Real Zaragoza.

As much as Zaragoza have enjoyed an upturn in form, beating Sevilla 2-1 in La Liga and Granada 1-0 in the Copa del Rey, it's difficult to envision them doing much damage against a Madrid side who have scored nine goals in their last two games and who need to maintain that momentum to close on in the top three.

Jose Mourinho has railed against those who criticise him for not playing enough youngsters, but gave a number of them a start in the 4-1 Copa win over Alcoyano.

“I look to balance things between the first team and the academy,” he commented post-match.

It will be fascinating to see if those who starred in that game, such as Jose Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata, see some action on Saturday. With the big Champions League return against Borussia Dortmund looming, Mou will surely be tempted.

Kick off: Saturday November 3, 7.00 (BST)