Madrid switch from a 3-4-3 into a 4-3-3 and make two changes following a 2-0 win over Getafe: Marcelo and Marvin Park make way for Carvajal and Kroos.
SUBS: Patrick Cutrone, Jason, Cristian Rivero, Alex Blanco, Lee Kang-In, Christian Oliva, Toni Lato, Eliaquim Mangala, Kevin Gameiro, Yunus Musah.
VALENCIA (4-4-2): Jaume Domenech; Thierry Correia, Gabriel Paulista, Ferro, Jose Gaya; Daniel Wass, Uros Racic, Carlos Soler, Goncalo Guedes; Maxi Gomez, Manu Vallejo.
SUBS: Miguel Gutierrez, Victor Chust, Andriy Lunin, Isco, Lucas Vazquez, Sergio Arribas, Diego Altube, Mariano.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Nacho, Ferland Mendy; Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric; Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Valencia, meanwhile, have had a tough campaign. They’re sitting in a disappointing 12th place, but with four points from their last two matches they’ll be hoping to continue their upturn in form today.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this La Liga fixture between Real Madrid and Valencia. The hosts enter this one in third place – eight points behind Atletico Madrid in first – and they’ll know that a win is essential to stay in the hunt for the title.