Real Madrid will face Celtic as they welcome them to Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday looking to return to winning ways in the UEFA Champions League. Los Blancos suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of RB Leipzig in the UCL fixture last week and they will be heading into the European contest being held to a lacklustre 1-1 draw by Girona in La Liga. The European Champions will have to produce a better result and gain momentum ahead of the knockout stages.
Carlo Ancelotti will probably opt for a 4-3-3 formation once again and could be inclined to name the front three, involving Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior and Valverde, similar to the last outing. The Italian tactician will allow Aurelien Tchouameni to start as he looks to dominate in the centre of the park.
4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted XI Vs Celtic
Thibaut Courtois will once again start in goal for Los Blancos after conceding a goal in his last appearance. Antonio Rudiger will keep his place and play alongside Eder Militao who will replace David Alaba at the centre of Real Madrid’s defence as they try to keep the opposition attackers at bay this midweek.
Dani Carvajal will probably get the nod to operate at right-back while Ferland Mendy hopes to catch the eye as the left-back. Both of them will get the license to get forward and join in on the attack whenever possible.
David Alaba and Nacho will be available for selection on the bench as they provide cover for the defensive positions.
Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni and Toni Kroos will once again make up Real Madrid’s midfield as their main focus would be to dominate the midfield battle and engineer some clear-cut chances in the final third.
Eduardo Camavinga will be named on the bench as he waits for a chance to shine in the second half if needed.
Vinicius Junior will function as the left-sided wide player while Valverde hopes to catch the eye from the right flank. Ancelotti will instruct both of them to stretch the field in the opponent’s half.
Rodrygo will lead the charge for the Spanish side down the middle. The Brazilian forward will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net and getting his name on the scoresheet.
Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio will be available on Real Madrid’s bench and might get a chance to impress as the impact substitutes if Ancelotti decides to call upon their services.