Real Madrid will take on Real Valladolid on Friday night at the Jose Zorilla Stadium as they will be bidding to make back-to-back wins upon returning to action in La Liga. Los Blancos are currently two points behind the league leaders Barcelona and will need to keep up their recent performances in order to take the lead if they wish to defend the title.
Carlo Ancelotti will probably opt for the more conventional 4-3-3 formation allowing Karim Benzema to lead the charge up top while Aurelien Tchouameni looks to dominate at the centre of the park.
4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted XI Vs Real Valladolid
Thibaut Courtois will start in between the sticks for Los Blancos hoping to pick up a clean sheet in this away encounter. David Alaba will form the customary centre-half partnership alongside Eder Militao at the heart of Madrid’s defence as they try to keep the opposition attackers at bay throughout the game.
Dani Carvajal will operate as the right-back while Ferland Mendy hopes to catch the eye as the left-back. Both will get the license to go forward and join in on the attack whenever possible while keeping their shape defensively.
Lucas Vasquez and Nacho Fernandes will be available for selection on the bench as they provide cover for the defensive positions.
The midfield trio of Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni and Toni Kroos will focus on dominating the battle at the centre of the park and engineering some clear-cut chances in the final third for the frontmen.
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 and provide support from the wide areas.
Karim Benzema will return to lead the charge for the Spanish side down the middle. He will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net and getting his name on the scoresheet.
Rodrygo 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.