Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema (far right) scored a late winner for Real Madrid against 10-man Sporting Lisbon Reuters

Real Madrid will to look to extend their winning run in La Liga to six matches when they face Sporting Gijon at the Santiago Bernabeu on 26 November.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3.15pm GMT. The game is not scheduled for live broadcast in the UK.


Karim Benzema struck a late winner as Real Madrid beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 in the Champions League on 22 November. The capital club are on a 30-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

Gareth Bale (ankle), Casemiro (leg), Alvaro Morata (hamstring) and Toni Kroos (foot) are all sidelined through injury for the hosts.

Xavier Prieto, David Zurutuza and Inigo Martinez all scored to condemn Sporting Gijon to a 3-1 home defeat against Real Sociedad. The Asturian club have lost seven of their last nine league matches.

Midfielder Dani Ndi is struggling with a knee injury and is doubtful to play at the Bernabeu.

What managers say

Zinedine Zidane: "What we want to do is to continue doing what we are doing, knowing that there are moments during the game where things are not going for us. To have gone so many games without losing is an extra motivation and we want to keep moving forward knowing that when you win matches, you go out more motivated next time."

Abelardo Fernandez: "We were very nervous with the ball and totally lost without it [against Real Sociedad]. This was the worst game in my time at Sporting. If I had been in the crowd I would have also whistled. It is normal for people to go home angry."

Form guide

  • Real Madrid (all competitions): WWWDW
  • Last result: Sporting Lisbon 1-2 Real Madrid (Champions League)
  • Sporting Gijon: LLDDL
  • Last result: Sporting Gijon 1-3 Real Sociedad

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Real Madrid win: 1/16
  • Draw: 16/1
  • Sporting Gijon win: 45/1

Team news

Real Madrid possible XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Kovacic, Isco; Vasquez, Benzema, Ronaldo

Sporting Gijon possible XI: Cuellar; Pereira, Mere, Amorebieta, Canella; Castro, Torres, Cases, Gomez; Viguera, Cop