Without Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal (yellow cards), Carlo Ancelotti will use this match against Almería to rotate his squad and get his men ready for Saturday's match against Sevilla and next Wednesday's challenge in Turin.
Real Madrid Starting XI: Keylor Navas; Arbeloa, Varane, Pepe, Coentrao; Kroos, Illarramendi, James; Jesé, Cristiano Ronaldo, Chicharito Hernández.
Amería Starting XI: Rubén; Ximo, Trujillo, Mauro, Mané; Verza, Thomas, Corona, Dubarbier, Édgar and Hemed
Gareth Bale will be ready to play in Sevilla this Saturday and Karim Benzema should also be fit to face Juventus, said Ancelotti during his pre-match press conference. All in all, this will also be a good chance to see how some players can contribute, and it could also be Martin Odegaard's debut with Real Madrid. The Norwegian player was included on the list and could see some action if Los Blancos manage to wrap things up soon enough.
This is obviously a must-win game for Real Madrid in order to keep the race for La Liga alive.