Real Madrid will welcome Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday night as they focus on securing a positive result at home. Los Blancos managed to earn a comfortable 3-0 win over Mallorca in their last outing which will keep them in high spirits ahead of this Clasico.
Carlo Ancelotti will set his men up in a 4-3-3 formation and could name a strong first XI for this game. Ferland Mendy will definitely be sidelined for this crucial game because of a foot injury. Ancelotti will also be sweating on the fitness of Karim Benzema who will be in a race against time to be fit this weekend.
4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup To Face Barcelona
Thibaut Courtois will feature in between the sticks for the Madrid giants as he looks to keep the opposition at bay throughout the 90 minutes.
David Alaba will resume his defensive partnership with Eder Militao at the centre of Ancelotti’s defence as they focus on keeping things tidy at the back this weekend.
Dani Carvajal will operate at right-back while Nacho hopes to catch the eye on the other side as the left-back. Both of them will get the freedom to express themselves in the opponent’s half as they try to cause a few problems for the Barca defenders out on the wide areas.
Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Luka Modric will make up Los Blancos’ midfield. The talented trio’s main focus would be to dictate the tempo of the game at the centre of the park and engineer a few clear-cut chances for their teammates in the opponent’s half.
Eduardo Camavinga will be available for selection on the bench and might come on to influence the game in the second 45 minutes if needed.
Vinicius Junior will function as the left-winger following his goal-scoring display last weekend. Marco Asensio could get a chance to catch the eye from the right. Karim Benzema will lead the charge for the Madrid giants down the middle.
Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz will be named on the bench as they wait for their opportunity to shine in the latter stages if required.