Predicted Real Madrid Line-up To Face Deportivo Alaves In The La Liga
Real Madrid are going through one of the worst starts to their Liga campaign in years. With 8 points in 5 games, and currently at 8th in the standings, Zidane’s side will have to sort out their issues before it becomes too late to revive their league campaign. Against Deportivo Alaves tomorrow, the Los Blancos will be hoping to do just that. Real Madrid will face Deportivo Alaves who are at 19th place in the table, at the Mendizorroza.
Injuries in the squad include that of Mateo Kovacic, who suffered an adductor injury against APOEL and has been sidelined for two months. Benzema who is still suffering from a muscle injury and Marcelo, who went off with an injury against Real Betis in the 1-0 loss this weekend are also unavailable.
Let’s have a look at how Zidane may choose to field his squad for the game:
Manager: Zinedine Zidane
GK: Keylor Navas
The Costa Rican is Real Madrid’s No.1 in the league and is a near guaranteed selection in the starting lineup.
RB: Dani Carvajal
Carvajal is a gem down the right flank but hasn’t been upto his best this season. Madrid will hope for him to get back to his sensational best soon.
CB: Sergio Ramos
Madrid will look to their captain for added inspiration, who seems very frustrated about his side’s form.
CB: Raphael Varane
After Pepe’s departure, Varane has become a leader of the defensive backline along with Ramos.
Zidane is without either of his first-choice left-backs. Marcelo went off with an injury against Betis and Theo Hernandez is still not ready to return. Nacho could fill in at left-back.
In the supposed absence of Kroos and Modric, Casemiro will look to add more security and more control to the Real midfield.
CM: Dani Ceballos
The talented younster who was crowned MVP at the U21 UEFA Euro Cup, was bought from Betis this summer. Ceballos, since then, hasn’t seen much playing time but might get to play in this game.
Isco has taken the footballing world by storm with his exploits lately. Awing us with his performances time and again, the Madrid man will hope to instill that kind of coincidence in his team in their efforts to turn their Liga campaign around.
RW: Gareth Bale
The Welsh wizard created a lot of chances against Real Betis and Zidane will expect the same from Bale against Deportivo Alaves.
CF: Borja Mayoral
The 20-year-old Madrid youth product is expected to start the game in Benzema’s absence. This would be a great opportunity for him to impress Zidane.
LW: Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo didn’t have the best of returns after his 5-match ban, as the Portuguese superstar cut a very frustrated figure against Betis, missing chances, slipping and tripping a lot. He will look to open his league goal scoring account, against Alaves tomorrow.