Real Madrid will face off against Alcoyano at the Estadio El Collao on Wednesday night as they try to bounce back and return to winning ways in domestic football. Los Blancos suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat at the hands of Getafe last weekend, so they will be eager to put things right in the Copa Del Rey in midweek.
Carlo Ancelotti could opt for a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make a lot of changes to his first XI for this game. Both Mariano Diaz and Peter Gonzalez will play from the start as part of Los Blancos’ attack.
4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup To Face Alcoyano
Andriy Lunin will feature in between the sticks for the Madrid outfit as Ancelotti looks to rest Thibaut Courtois for this game. Nacho will operate alongside Jesus Vallejo at the heart of Ancelotti’s defence. Their main aim would be to keep a clean sheet versus Alcoyano in midweek.
Marcelo could get the nod to function at left-back while Lucas Vazquez once again fills in as a makeshift right-back. Both of them will get the license to get forward and express themselves in the final third in support of the front players.
Miguel Gutiérrez will have to settle for a place on the bench as he offers cover for the left-back position.
Ancelotti’s midfield could be comprised of Dani Ceballos, Federico Valverde and Isco for this cup clash on the road. All three of them will focus on dominating the ball so that they can create enough clear-cut chances for Los Blancos to win this game.
Antonio Blanco will be named on the bench as he waits for his opportunity to make an impact as a substitute if required.
Eden Hazard could get a start as the left-sided wide player while Peter Gonzalez hopes to catch the eye down the right flank. Mariano Diaz will lead the charge for the Madrid club down the middle and is expected to carry most of the goal-scoring workload for his team up top.
Karim Benzema might be rested in this midweek contest but Luka Jovic should be available for selection on Ancelotti’s bench and might come on in the latter stages of the game if Los Blancos are in need of a goal by then.