Keylor Navas
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas made several crucial saves to deny Celta Vigo at BalaidosReuters

Real Madrid will hope to extend their 12-match unbeaten run in all competitions when they host Las Palmas at the Santiago Bernabeu on 31 October.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. The game is not scheduled for live broadcast in the UK.

Overview

Real Madrid sit top of the La Liga standings, with goal difference separating them from second-placed Barcelona. The Bernabeu outfit had goalkeeper Keylor Navas to thank for their 3-1 win over high-flying Celta Vigo last weekend, with the Costa Rican producing a string of impressive saves to deny the Galicians at Balaidos.

Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez have returned to training after recovering from injuries for Real, while defender Pepe (leg) could also feature. Gareth Bale remains sidelined with a calf problem.

Las Palmas are on a four-match winless run in La Liga, which includes three defeats. The Canarians are yet to win away from home this season, losing all but once on their travels. Centre-back Antolin Alcaraz has shaken off a calf problem and could start for the visitors.

What managers say

Rafael Benitez: "I hope we see a good match, which we can win and which the fans can enjoy. We have to impose our quality, desire and ambition to win. It's going to be a difficult game against a team with a new coach who will try to show his personality."

Quique Setien: "Real Madrid allow teams to create chances against them. Keylor Navas has been one of their best players. That gives us hope that we can cause them problems. It's very complicated to get a win there, but I'm a non-conformist and very competitive so I wouldn't even settle for a point.

Form guide

  • Real Madrid (all competitions): WDWDW
  • Last result: Celta Vigo 1-3 Real Madrid
  • Las Palmas: DLLLW
  • Last result: Las Palmas 0-0 Villarreal

Betting odds (888sport)

  • Real Madrid win: 1/9
  • Draw: 10
  • Las Palmas win: 20

Team news

Real Madrid possible XI: Navas; Danilo, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro; Isco, Modric, Ronaldo; Benzema

Las Palmas possible XI: Varas; Simon, Artiles, Bigas, Garrido; Mesa, Gomez; El Zhar, Tana, Viera; Araujo