Real Madrid faces its third consecutive start this weekend in the league start and will visit the Benito Villamarín stadium to face Betis de Pellegrini. Ancelotti’s team is already beginning to accumulate injuries and some change is expected in the eleven compared to the previous day.
The Whites know they need to take all three points after their puncture against Levante. To achieve this, Ancelotti will most likely take out this starting team.
In the goal there is no room for doubts. Under the sticks will be Thibaut Courtois, undisputed holder and more so now that Lunin is low after testing positive for Coronavirus. The Belgian at a good level has no rival and is essential to achieve victory.
On the right back Carvajal could play his first start game in place of Lucas Vázquez. The one from Leganés is fully recovered and last weekend he already had a few minutes in the second half. A Carvajal at a good level is indisputable on the right-hand side.
Militão started the season the same as the previous one, without moving from the starting eleven. The Brazilian is having small mistakes in this start of the League but if he manages to be the Militão at the end of last season then it will be difficult to take his place.
Along with Militão, Alaba could make his debut in the center of the defense since Nacho has not trained due to a muscular overload and it is very difficult to arrive in time for the game. The Austrian would continue in the eleven but as a central.
If Alaba goes to the center of defense, Miguel Gutiérrez may have a chance. Mendy is completely ruled out for this match due to injury while Marcelo has not yet been able to make his debut in the league due to discomfort and it is doubtful.
The one who is never missing is Casemiro. The Brazilian was a key player with Zidane and he is also a key player in Ancelotti’s scheme. He will be in charge of giving balance to the team and cutting the cons of the green-and-white players.
The Uruguayan will repeat in the center of the field due to the loss of Kroos. Valverde has a great opportunity to vindicate himself and show the level of his first season at Madrid. His presence is necessary to help Casemiro in defensive tasks and he has already shown that when he looks into the area he is in danger.
With the loss of Modric, the doors of ownership have been opened for Isco and against Levante he did not disappoint, in fact he saw the best Isco in recent years. The man from Malaga can still be an important piece for this Madrid.
Gareth Bale clings to the start with his goal against Levante. With Ancelotti, the Welshman was able to be important again and in the first two games we are seeing a different Bale than the one seen with Zidane. We’ll see if the Italian gets him back to his best version.
The one who does not have the position 100% assured is Eden Hazard since Vinicius has been going strong. Still, the Belgian needs minutes, confidence and Ancelotti has already bet on his starting trident so Hazard is the one with the best chance of being a starter on that left wing.
The one who has no competition is Karim Benzema. The Frenchman is Madrid’s goal man, his great reference in attack and there is no one to move him from the eleven. Benzema wants his first LaLiga top scorer and after going blank the previous day he wants to score again.