Real Madrid will entertain Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium this Saturday afternoon as they look to earn a good result on the road in La Liga. Los Blancos managed to secure an impressive 3-2 win over Napoli in midweek which should give them a lot of confidence ahead of this game.
Carlo Ancelotti will set his side up in a 4-3-1-2 formation and is expected to make a couple of changes to his first XI for this game. Ferland Mendy and David Alaba could get a chance to impress from the start of this game while Toni Kroos and Nacho make way for them and drop to the bench.
4-3-1-2 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup To Face Osasuna
Kepa Arrizabalaga will function in between the sticks for Los Blancos after shipping in a couple of goals in his last outing. Antonio Rudiger will function alongside David Alaba, who is a slight concern ahead of this game, at the centre of Real Madrid’s defence as they look to keep things solid at the back during the 90 minutes.
Dani Carvajal will fill in as the right-back while Ferland Mendy hopes to catch the eye on the other flank as the left-back. Both of them will get the license to get forward and express themselves in the Osasuna half.
Nacho is suspended for this game after he received a red card versus Girona recently.
Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni and Federico Valverde will anchor the midfield for the Madrid giants as they focus on dominating possession at the centre of the park.
Jude Bellingham will once again function in the number ten position. He will have to carry most of the creative workload for Los Blancos in the final third.
Toni Kroos and Luka Modric will have to be content with a spot on the bench as they wait for their chance to make an impact in the second 45 minutes if required.
Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo will lead the charge for the Madrid outfit in the final third. Vinicius Jr. scored the opening goal against Napoli in midweek which will keep him in high spirits ahead of this game.
Joselu will be named on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the final quarter if Ancelotti’s side are in need of a goal by then.