Real Madrid are in trouble. No Ronaldo, Marcelo, Kroos or Benzema against a team carrying good momentum like Real Sociedad. It’s true that Marco Asensio is back, but Los Blancos still have to trust their reserves if they want to earn the three points after two straight draws at home against Valencia and Levante.
REAL MADRID’S SQUAD LIST:
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Casilla and Luca.
Defenders: Carvajal, Nacho, Theo, Ramos, Varane, Achraf.
Midfielders: Casemiro, Isco, Ceballos, Modric, Llorente, Asensio, Franchu.
Attackers: Bale, Lucas Vázquez, Mayoral.
Zidane is expected to start Isco in the midfield with Vazquez, Asensio and Bale upfront, although Dani Ceballos could also be in the starting lineup if Zidane decides to keep playing with the 4-3-1-2 formation that has brought him success lately.
It will be important for Madrid to control the tempo of the game and Ceballos is the player who could do just that if he plays with composure.
How to watch
Time: 20:45 CET, 02:45pm EST, 11:45 am Pacific.
Venue: Anoeta, San Sebastian, Spain.
Available Streaming: BeIN Sports (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a summer discount for new members and Managing Madrid readers).
Prediction: Real Sociedad 1 (William Jose) - 2 Real Madrid (Isco, Asensio)