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Real Madrid return to domestic action with a crucial encounter against Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu on 8 May.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 4pm BST. The game is not scheduled for live broadcast in the UK.

Overview

Real Madrid sealed their progress to the Champions League final with a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the semi-final second leg in midweek. Zinedine Zidane's side are on a seven-game winning run at the Santiago Bernabeu in all competitions and have not conceded a goal in six of those wins.

Karim Benzema (hamstring) and Casemiro (hip) remain injury doubts for the hosts. Cristiano Ronaldo may be rested after his exertions in midweek.

Valencia slipped to a 2-0 home defeat at home against Villarreal on 1 May, leaving them on ninth place in the league table. The Mestalla club have won one and drawn three of their last four league encounters with Real Madrid.

Midfielder Enzo Perez has recovered from an ankle problem sustained in the Villarreal match and is likely to start at the Bernabeu, but Denis Cheryshev and Jose Gaya (both thigh) are both doubts.

What managers say

Zinedine Zidane: "Fans at the Bernabeu always are special for us and they helped in a difficult match [against Manchester City] from the first minute. They suffered with us until the end. Cristiano was focused on his work, he even helped out in defence. That's thanks to all the team. My team did a big effort and if we had lost this match, it wouldn't be a failure. The final [against Atletico Madrid] will be 50% for each team. We got to the final, but we haven't won anything yet."

Pako Ayestaran: "We have difficulty in understanding that the team must always compete. Although there are no nearby targets to achieve, individually and collectively, the fans were not offered anything [against Villarreal]. It is one thing to believe and another to put everything to get it. We have not been up to par."

Form guide

  • Real Madrid (all competitions): WWDWW
  • Last result: Real Madrid 1-0 Manchester City (Champions League)
  • Valencia: LDWWW
  • Last result: Valencia 0-2 Villarreal

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Real Madrid win: 1/6
  • Draw: 13/2
  • Valencia win: 12/1

Team news

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

Valencia possible XI: Alves; Cancelo, Mustafi, Abdennour, Siqueira; Parejo, Fuego, Perez; Rodrigo, Alcacer, Gomes