Elche projected starting lineup (3-4-2-1): Badia (GK) — Magallan, Roco, D. Gonzalez — Clerc, Gumbau, Blanco, Carmona — Boye, Ponce — Chavez. Real Madrid vs Elche betting odds & lines Odds via BetMGM (USA), Sports Interaction (Canada), SkyBet (UK), and Neds (Australia). Real Madrid are considered massive favorites against an Elche side with just one win all season in Spanish top flight action.
Missing due to injury for Real Madrid are Thibaut Courtois, Ferland Mendy, and Eden Hazard. In goal it will be Andriy Lunin to replace Courtois, as the Ukrainian international had a very solid Club World Cup showing. A healthy David Alaba should slot in at left-back for Mendy, although Eduardo Camavinga deputised well at the Club World Cup. The fitness of ageing midfielders Toni Kroos and Luka Modric will also factor in to selection the rest of the season, especially with Champions League play coming up. Kroos in particular is dealing with an illness, which could mean more minutes for Marco Asensio or Dani Ceballos.