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Spanish Primera BBVA

El Sardinero (ATT 20,000) 21st September 2011 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: D Fernandez Borbalan

R Santandr Racing Santander vs Real Madrid R Madrid

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Real Madrid suffered a shock defeat to Levante at the weekend and will be expecting to get back to winning ways as they travel to Racing Santander on Wednesday night.

Last Updated: 21/09/11 3:41pm

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Ronaldo: Set to return

Ronaldo: Set to return

Jose Mourinho's side will have to make do without Fabio Coentrao and Pepe who both picked up muscle injuries at the weekend, although Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil could both return after being rested.

Racing were thumped 4-0 by Atletico Madrid at the weekend much to the disappointment of manager Hector Cuper, who said: "We were overwhelmed and it's difficult to find something positive."

The hosts have a poor recent record against Real, having lost their last eight minutes and scoring just three goals, so they face a tough task to reverse their fortunes on Wednesday.

Mourinho's Madrid have failed to score in just seven of his 41 league games in charge of the club, while the blank drew against Levante was their first in 10 outings.

On the back of a defeat Real will expect to respond and having seen their title rivals, Barcelona, score eight at the weekend they will want to show the watching world they won't be left trailing their rivals for another year.

Best Bet: Real Madrid (-2) - 7/5

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 28 68
2 Real Madrid 28 64
3 Valencia 28 60
4 Atletico Madrid 28 59
5 Sevilla 28 55
6 Villarreal 28 49
7 Malaga 28 44
8 Athletic Bilbao 28 39
9 Real Sociedad 28 36
10 Celta Vigo 28 35
11 Rayo Vallecano 28 35
12 Espanyol 28 34
13 Getafe 28 29
14 Eibar 28 28
15 Elche 28 27
16 Deportivo La Coruna 28 26
17 Almeria 28 25
18 Levante 28 25
19 Granada 28 23
20 Cordoba 28 18