Real Madrid will welcome Sheriff Tiraspol at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday night as they look to secure maximum points from this home clash. Los Blancos were held to a frustrating scoreless draw by Villarreal last weekend which has halted their momentum ahead of this European showdown in midweek.
Carlo Ancelotti could choose to set his team up in a familiar 4-3-3 formation and will probably make a few changes to his first XI for this game. Eden Hazard and Eduardo Camavinga could both get a chance to play from the start while Marco Asensio and Rodrygo make way for them and drop to the bench.
4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup To Face Sheriff Tiraspol
Thibaut Courtois will continue to feature in goal for the Madrid giants after he bagged another clean sheet last weekend. Eder Militao will once again function alongside David Alaba in central defence as they try to restrict the Sheriff attackers from finding the back of the net during the 90 minutes.
Lucas Vazquez could be asked to fill in at right-back while Nacho gets a chance to impress on the other side as the left-back. Both of them will be given the license to express themselves in the opponent’s half so that they can create some decent openings for their teammates up top.
Federico Valverde will offer cover for the right-back spot on the bench as Ancelotti has often preferred to use him in that position in recent weeks.
Luka Modric, Casemiro and Eduardo Camavinga will probably make up Ancelotti’s midfield. The Italian tactician could choose to go with a perfect mix of youth and experience in terms of his midfield selection.
Marco Asensio and Isco will be named on the bench but could come on to add more creativity in the second 45 minutes if required.
Vinicius Jr. will function as the left-sided wide player while Eden Hazard hopes to impress as the right-winger. Karim Benzema has made a promising start to this campaign despite failing to score last weekend. The French forward will carry most of the goal-scoring workload for Los Blancos up top.
Luka Jovic will have to settle for a place on the bench as he waits for his opportunity to shine in the latter stages if the Madrid outfit are in need of a goal by then.