Ever Banega and David Albelda are back in the squad again after a long period out because of injury for the match against Athletico Bilbao.
Ever Banega is featured the first time in almost a year, Mathieu is also available again, as is Ricardo Costa. Still injured are Pablo Piatti and Canales, while Sofiane Feghuoli is suspended.
Goalkeepers: Diego Alves, Guaita.
Defenders: Barragán, Joao Pereira, Rami, Víctor Ruiz, Ricardo Costa, Cissokho and Mathieu.
Midfielders: Gago, Albelda, Tino Costa, Parejo, Éver, Guardado, Viera, Bernat.
Forwards: Jonas, Valdez and Soldado.