Benzema & Hazard Starts; Will Isco Get The Nod? | 4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup Vs Sevilla

Real Madrid would be looking to bounce back this weekend from their mid-week UEFA Champions League defeat against Paris Saint-Germain when they make the trip down south of Spain to square-off against Sevilla. 

The Andalusian side are placed on top of the table with ten points from their opening four Primera Division fixtures. Real Madrid, on the other hand, have dropped points on two occasions and trail Sevilla by two points heading into this fixture. 

Real Madrid have had a horrible start to the season in terms of squad fitness. Even for the fixture against Sevilla, Real Madrid are without the services of Marco Asensio, Luka Modric, and Marcelo. Brahim Diaz has made his return from injury just like Isco, but the duo is unlikely to feature in this fixture.

All eyes will be on Zidane this weekend with the French gaffer under immense pressure to deliver on his second stint with the club. After a shabby start to the season, Los Blancos would want to get things going at the earliest with a trip scheduled for the Wanda Metropolitano next weekend.

Here’s how Real Madrid are expected to line-up against Sevilla.

4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup Vs Sevilla

Defence

Thibaut Courtois is set to take command in goal and would be eyeing his first clean-sheet of the 2019/20 season. The Belgian has produced some impressive saves in the last two games despite letting in at least two goals on both the occasions. Dani Carvajal will be taking charge of the right-hand side of the Madrid defence.

Varane would be delighted with the return of Sergio Ramos in the back-line. Ramos was out suspended for the Merengues’ trip to Parc des Prices and will be back in the fold for this fixture against his boyhood club, Sevilla. Marcelo is yet to recover from his neck issues, and Ferland Mendy is expected to retain his place in the starting eleven.

Midfield

The midfield trident of James, Casemiro and Kroos are also expected to start as they did in the last two fixtures for Zinedine Zidane’s side. Isco has seemingly recovered for this clash, but it is unlikely that he would be put into the starting eleven until he has attained full fitness. A lot more would be expected from the midfield in terms of creativity for Los Blancos’ trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Attack

Gareth Bale would be starting on the left-flank despite not making any impact against Paris Saint-Germain. Bale would be making his return to the starting eleven in the Primera Division following a one-game suspension he served against Levante. Karim Benzema would be occupying the number nine position over the relatively inexperienced, Luka Jovic. Despite looking rusty against Levante and PSG, Eden Hazard is set to start on the left flank. Much more would be expected of the Belgian on Sunday evening following two uninspiring performances. 

4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup Vs Sevilla

Courtois 

Carvajal – Varane – Ramos – Mendy

James Rodriguez  – Casemiro – Kroos 

Bale – Benzema – Hazard