Real Madrid’s host Cadiz in the first game after the past FIFA break. Toni Kroos and Eder Militao returned to the team’s squad list but Los Blancos lost Martin Odegaard, who will almost surely have to miss El Clasico as well.
Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Vinicius, Asensio, Benzema.
Cadiz predicted XI: Ledesma, Akapo, Mauro, Cala, Espino, Mari, Jonsson, Sanchez, Fernandez, Pombo, Negredo.
Coach Zinedine Zidane will have a well-rested attacking trio given that Vinicius, Asensio and Benzema stayed in Madrid this break, so this is something the French coach will likely take advantage of.
Madrid will be without Carvajal and Odriozola so Zidane will have to think a lot about their replacement in the right-back spot. Nacho, Vazquez, Mendy or even Militao have the chance to play there, even though they don’t have that much experience on the right side of a defensive line.
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA
Time: 18:30 CET (local time), 12:30pm EST.
Venue: Estadio Alfredo di Stefano, Madrid, Spain.
Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar La Liga (Spain)
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