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CONFIRMED lineups: Betis vs Real Madrid, La Liga 2015-16

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Huge away game for Real Madrid.

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This is Zidane's first trip as Real Madrid's coach and a good chance to prove that the encouraging signs showed against Sporting and Deportivo were real.

Betis Starting XI: Adán, Molinero, Bruno, Pezzella, Vargas, N'Diaye, Petros, Cejudo, Fabián, Kadir, Castro.

Real Madrid Starting XI: Navas; Danilo, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Isco; Cristiano, Benzema, James.

As expected, Zinedine Zidane has decided to start James Rodríguez in Bale's spot. Danilo also gets the nod ahead of Carvajal this week even after the two brilliant games played by the Spanish right-back. It would be easy to assume that Carvajal is ahead of Danilo in the rotation, though.

Real Madrid will most likely play under a 4-3-3 formation with Isco in the midfield and James on the right wing. The Colombian needs to regain some momentum and confidence for the upcoming games in which Bale will not be recovered from his calf injury just yet.