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Rodrygo And Valverde To Start | 4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup Vs Alaves

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Real Madrid will welcome Alaves at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Saturday night as they focus on collecting maximum points at home. Los Blancos suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, so they will be eager to respond in a positive way versus José Luis Mendilibar’s men this weekend.

Carlo Ancelotti will opt for a 4-3-3 formation and could make a couple of changes to his starting XI for this game. Rodrygo and Federico Valverde are expected to play from the start as Ancelotti looks to keep his first-team fresh for this home clash.

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


Thibaut Courtois will feature in between the sticks for Los Blancos after shipping in one goal versus PSG in his last outing. David Alaba will operate Eder Militao at the heart of Real Madrid’s backline as they look to keep things solid at the back during the 90 minutes.

Dani Carvajal will function at right-back while Ferland Mendy hopes to catch the eye on the other flank as the left-back. Both of them will have to be at the top of their game if they are to create some decent chances in the final third.

Nacho will be available for selection on the bench as he offers cover for the defensive positions.

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Ancelotti could name a midfield comprised of Federico Valverde, Casemiro and Toni Kroos as they try to dominate possession at the centre of the park. All three of them will have to carry most of the creative burden in the Alaves half.

Luka Modric will be rested on the bench but might come on to make an impact in the second 45 minutes if needed.


Vinicius Junior will act as the left-sided wide player while Rodrygo gets a chance to put in a productive performance from the right.

Karim Benzema will lead the line for the Madrid outfit up top. The French striker had a tough game in midweek, so he will be keen on returning to his goal-scoring ways this weekend.

Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard will have to settle for a spot on the bench as they wait for their chance to shine in the latter stages if required.

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