Real Madrid will lock horns with Real Betis at the Estadio Benito Villamarín on Saturday evening as they look to return to winning ways in La Liga. Los Blancos were held to a 3-3 draw away at Levante earlier this month, so Carlo Ancelotti will be eager to get a much-improved showing from his players against Betis this weekend.
The Madrid giants will set themselves up in a 4-3-3 formation with Ancelotti expected to keep changes to a minimum for this game. Hence, Eden Hazard will get another chance to give a good account of himself as a starter while Vinicius Junior has to settle for a place on the bench despite scoring a brace as a substitute and rescuing a point for his side last weekend.
4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup To Face Real Betis
Thibaut Courtois will operate in goal for Los Blancos after shipping in three goals in his last league outing. Nacho Fernandez will play alongside Eder Militao at the centre of Ancelotti’s defence as they look to keep things solid at the back versus Real Betis later this week.
Lucas Vazquez will feature as the right-back while David Alaba hopes to catch the eye at left-back. Ancelotti will ask both of them to pick and choose their moments to join in on the attack. Dani Carvajal and Miguel Gutiérrez will be available for selection on the Madrid bench as they provide cover for the full-back positions.
The Madrid midfield will be comprised of Isco, Casemiro and Federico Valverde as they try to maintain their superiority over the opposition at the centre of the park. All three of them will also be responsible for orchestrating some meaningful openings for their teammates up top.
Marco Asensio will be named on the bench as he waits for his opportunity to impress in the latter stages if needed.
Eden Hazard might keep his place down the left flank while Gareth Bale tries to put in a good performance on the right. Karim Benzema will once again spearhead Ancelotti’s attack down the middle. The French striker failed to score last weekend, so this game would be a good chance for him to get his name on the scoresheet on Saturday evening.
Luka Jovic is expected to start on the Madrid bench but could come on to make an impact in the second half if Los Blancos are in need of a goal by then.