Predicted Real Madrid Line-up To Face Celta Vigo In La Liga
La Liga defending champions Real Madrid play Celta Vigo on Sunday, as Zinedine Zidane’s men are in desperate need of a victory. Currently gracing the 4th spot in the league table, Los Blancos have not had the best of times this season so far. After scripting history last season with their spectacular performances, the club are struggling this time and are 3 points behind third-placed Valencia.
A win is something they are in dire need of, even more so after losing to arch-rivals Barcelona in an intense El Clasico encounter recently.
As per early team news, Gareth Bale is expected to be in contention to start against Celta Vigo. Zidane could field the famous BBC trio for the game on Sunday and it will be interesting to see if they can muster the same old magic. Going into this match, the manager has no fresh injury concerns.
Probable Real Madrid XI
Manager: Zinedine Zidane
Keylor Navas (GK)
Navas was in spectacular form against Barcelona and made about 8 stunning saves. With the club starving for a win, Zidane is likely to start him in his usual spot.
Achraf Hakimi (RB)
Carvajal serves his suspension after the bizarre red card he received in the El Clasico. Hakimi should start here at right-back.
Raphael Varane (CB)
Known for using his pace effectively to break up attacks from opponents, Varane should expect to be a part of the starting line-up.
Sergio Ramos (CB)
Ramos’ combat skills often contribute to effective defending at the back and he has a strong partnership with Varane as well, thus making it likely for Zidane to hand him a start.
The player struggled against the Catalans but his influence at the back continues to be vital for Real Madrid, making it likely for Marcelo to start against Celta Vigo.
After a lacklustre display against Barcelona, Casemiro will be itching to do a better job and the match against Celta Vigo will be a good opportunity for him to work his magic in the midfield.
Toni Kroos (CM)
Kroos will be necessary to help bind the attack and the defence. He can also maintain fluidity in the midfield, which could prove to be crucial against a side like Celta Vigo.
Luka Modric (CM)
Modric is a magician and Sunday should be no different. With Madrid increasingly desperate for a win, Modric’s silky midfield skills will be necessary.
Gareth Bale (RW)
Bale is likely to start on Sunday against Celta Vigo and Zidane could field the famous BBC trio with the former Tottenham star taking up a role on the right wing.
Cristiano Ronaldo (LW)
Ronaldo struggled to score goals against Barcelona but he should get his name on the scoresheet against Celta Vigo and his power up front could prove to be crucial.
Karim Benzema (CF)
Benzema has not been able to score much so far and Sunday’s game will be a good chance for him to do so.