Real Madrid will travel to Italy to take on Juventus on Tuesday night at the back of a comfortable 3-0 victory against Las Palmas last weekend. Zinedine Zidane’s team are in sensational form and have won their last five games across all competitions. The reigning European champions will be confident about their chances of securing progression into the final 4 of this edition of the UEFA Champions League but they will face a Juve side who have a terrific home record so getting a result in Turin will be no easy feat.
The recent history of the fixture makes a poor reading for the Bianconeri as they have failed to taste victory in any of their past two encounters with Los Blancos. Their most recent meeting with the Galacticos was in the 2016 UEFA Champions League final when Zidane’s side earned a decisive 4-1 victory over the Italian giants. It is expected that Zidane will opt for a 4-3-3 formation for this match but will definitely be without the services of Nacho Fernandez.
4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup To Face Juventus
Keylor Navas is expected to start in goal for Real Madrid and could be shielded by a backline consisting of captain Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane in central defence while Dani Carvajal operates as the right-back and Marcelo starts on the left side of the defence.
Zinedine Zidane’s defenders have conceded just two goals against Paris Saint-Germain over two legs in the last round. However, they will be up against a determined Juventus team, who have recently found their goal-scoring touch in Europe. The French boss will hope that his defence can keep it tight at the back and stop the free-flowing attacking duo of Gonzalo Higuain and Paolo Dybala.
The trio of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric might be deployed at the centre of the park. They will be responsible to create some chances for their forwards to feed on and also, chip in with a goal or two, that could help in making the difference on the night.
The dangerous front three of Isco, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to start up top for Los Blancos. Gareth Bale might have to settle for a place on the Galacticos bench and come on during the game if required.
Ronaldo has scored 12 goals in 8 matches in this edition of the UEFA Champions League and will hope to continue his good run in front of goal and get his name on the scoresheet on Tuesday night.
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