Real Madrid have brought back Zinedine Zidane as their new manager to get their derailed season somewhat back on track. The Galacticos have been already knocked out of the Copa Del Rey and the Champions League and are looking to finish the La Liga season on a respectable position after their disastrous start to the season.
With almost no chance of overtaking the league leaders Barcelona, Los Blancos will look to finish the season on at least the second position in the La Liga table. Their intention has been clarified from their dominant win against Real Valladolid in the last match that they won by 4-1 and they would look to repeat the performance when they take on Celta Vigo in their own backyard.
Zidane will have a big challenge in the very first match of his second stint as the Real Madrid manager owing to the injury of his players. Lucas Vazquez and Daniel Carvajal are doubtful for the next game due to injury worries and would be assessed ahead of the match. Casemiro is out of the side after picking up a red card in the last outing against Valladolid, which is also the first one of his career till date.
Attackers Vinicius Junior and Gareth Bale are set to miss the next match due to injuries, piling the pressure on the new Madrid gaffer.
After the lacklustre performance in the Champions League and La Liga in the recent outings, Thibaut Courtois might be rested in the next match. Keylor Navas is expected to start in goal against Celta Vigo.
With Daniel Carvajal doubtful for the next match, Alvaro Odriozola is expected to start in the right-back role. The duo of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane would start in the heart of the defence while Marcelo would make his way back into the starting lineup as the left back.
Tony Kroos and Luka Modric would start in the central midfield position behind the forwards. With no Casemiro available for the next match, Dani Ceballos is expected to begin in the defensive midfielder role.
Isco might be back into the starting lineup as well, being one of the most favoured players under the tutelage of Zidane during his last stint at the Bernabeu. The Spaniard would start as the attacking midfield position.
Karim Benzema will lead the line for the Galacticos. The Frenchman would be accompanied by Spanish forward Marco Asensio, who is also expected to get a recall into the starting lineup under Zidane.
Predicted Formation: 4-1-2-1-2