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Hazard To Start, Vazquez On The Bench | 4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup Vs Valencia

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Real Madrid will face off against Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium on Sunday night as they try to earn all three points from this away encounter in La Liga. Los Blancos picked up an impressive win away at Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League earlier this week which will keep them in high spirits ahead of this weekend.

Carlo Ancelotti will probably opt for a 4-3-3 formation and could hand Eden Hazard a start in this game after he was rested in midweek. Lucas Vazquez will make way for the Belgian international and drop to the bench.

4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup To Face Valencia


Thibaut Courtois will feature in between the sticks for the Madrid outfit after securing a well-deserved clean sheet against Inter Milan in midweek. David Alaba could once again play alongside Eder Militao at the heart of Ancelotti’s defence as they look to secure a shutout away at Valencia this weekend.

Dani Carvajal will continue to operate as the right-back while Miguel Gutiérrez gets a chance to impress at left-back. Ancelotti would ask both of them to pick and choose their moments to get forward in support of the front players.

Nacho will offer cover for the defensive positions on the Real Madrid bench.

4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup Vs Valencia (Real Madrid players are seen in the photo)
Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid celebrates with team mates after scoring the goal of 0-1 during the Uefa Champions League group D football match between FC Internazionale and Real Madrid at San Siro stadium in Milano Italy, September 15th, 2021. Photo Andrea Staccioli / Insidefoto andreaxstaccioli


Ancelotti could choose to name a midfield three of Luka Modric, Casemiro and Federico Valverde for this game. The experienced trio will have to find a way to get a foothold in the game at the centre of the park and create some decent plays in the Valencia half.

Toni Kroos is a major doubt for this match but Eduardo Camavinga should be available for a spot on the bench.


Vinicius Junior will try his best to put in a productive showing down the left flank. Eden Hazard could get a start as the right-sided wide player after being handed a rest in midweek. Karim Benzema will once again act as the focal point of Ancelotti’s attack. The French striker failed to register a goal versus Inter, so he will be desperate to get his name on the scoresheet at the Mestalla Stadium this weekend.

Rodrygo scored the match-winner against Inter earlier this week but will have to settle for a place on the bench and wait for his chance to make an impact in the latter stages if needed.

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