Real Madrid will face off against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday night as they look to secure all three points in the Madrid derby. Los Blancos managed to secure an impressive 2-0 win over Red Bull Leipzig in midweek which will keep them in high spirits ahead of this game.
Carlo Ancelotti could set his players up in a 4-3-3 formation once again and is expected to make a few tweaks to his first XI for this game. Both Ferland Mendy and Toni Kroos could play from the start while Nacho and Eduardo Camavinga drop to the bench.
4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup To Face Atletico Madrid
Thibaut Courtois will operate in goal for the Madrid club after he kept a clean sheet versus Leipzig in midweek. David Alaba could get a chance to impress alongside Antonio Rudiger at the heart of Real Madrid’s backline as they try to keep things solid at the back throughout the 90 minutes.
Dani Carvajal will be a nailed-on starter at right-back while Ferland Mendy hopes to catch the eye from the other side as the left-back. Ancelotti will give both of them the license to get forward and join in on the attack at every chance they get in this weekend’s Madrid derby.
Eder Militao will be sidelined for this clash due to injury. However, Nacho will be available for selection on the bench as he provides cover for the centre-back positions.
Toni Kroos, Aurelien Tchouameni and Luka Modric will operate as the holding midfielders as they try to put in a dominant display collectively at the centre of the park.
Tchouameni will be the main anchorman in midfield while both Modric and Kroos look to create plays in the Atletico half.
Dani Ceballos and Eduardo Camavinga will have to settle for a spot on the bench as they wait for their chance to shine in the second half if needed.
Vinicius Junior will try to produce an influential display as the left-sided wide player while Federico Valverde gets another chance to impress on the right wing. The Uruguayan talent has been in fine form for Real Madrid this season and will be eager to put on a good display in the derby this weekend.
Rodrygo will once again lead the line for Los Blancos in the final third. He will have to find a way to cause a few problems for the opposition defenders.
Eden Hazard will be named on the bench but could come on in the final quarter of the match if required.