Real Madrid will clash heads with Osasuna at the El Sadar Stadium on Wednesday night, hoping to pick a positive result and maintain their position at the top of the league table. The hosts will be heading into the contest on the back of an encouraging 2-1 win against Valencia, whereas the Los Blancos recorded a stunning 3-2 victory over Sevilla.
Carlo Ancelotti will probably opt for his usual 4-3-3 formation; however, the Italian tactician is expected to make a couple of changes as Rodrygo looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup Vs Osasuna
Thibaut Courtois will continue to operate in between the sticks for the visitors. The Belgian international has kept just one clean sheet in his last five appearances across all competitions, so he would look to add to his tally on Wednesday.
Eder Militao will form his customary centre-half partnership with David Alaba at the heart of Real Madrid’s backline.
Lucas Vazquez should start at the right-back spot, whereas Dani Carvajal will fill in on the other flank as the left-back. The full-backs will be expected to stay compact and keep their shape defensively.
Federico Valverde will feature alongside Eduardo Camavinga in the holding midfield position, with the latter being assigned with more of a defensive role to shield his side’s back four, whereas Toni Kroos will start in the central midfield position to complete the midfield trio.
Luka Modric might have to settle for a place on the bench; however, he could be brought on in the second half of the game if needed.
Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo will take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right-wing, respectively.
Karim Benzema will lead the line for his side against Osasuna on Wednesday. The 34-year-old old striker is in blistering goal-scoring form at the moment, and he’ll be hoping to add to the tally when he faces off against the defence that has conceded nine goals in their last five league games.