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Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao, 2020 La Liga: Predicted lineups

Will coach Zidane make rotations?

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Real Madrid host Athletic Bilbao tonight and coach Zinedine Zidane will get a fine chance to make some rotations after what have been two tough weeks with three very intense games for Los Blancos against Sevilla, Gladbach and Atletico de Madrid.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo, Valverde, Kroos, Modric, Asensio, Rodrygo, Benzema.

Athletic Bilbao predicted XI: Simon, Capa, Nuñez, Martinez, Yuri, Garcia, Lopez, Garcia, Williams, Muniain, Villalibre.

Casemiro is suspended, so Fede Valverde will almost certainly make his return to the starting lineup. Players like Marcelo, Nacho, Asensio, Isco or Rodrygo could also get the chance to start tonight given that there are some starters who could need some rest.

Furthermore, Athletic have not been impressive this season, so Real Madrid should take care of business and keep their momentum going after their last three wins against quality opponents. At some point, Zidane will have to trust some of the reserves. Is tonight a good moment to do so?


Date: 12/15/2020

Time: 22:00 CET (local time), 04:00opm EST.

Venue: Alfredo di Stefano, Madrid, Spain.

Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar La Liga (Spain)

Available Streaming: BeIN Sports Connect (USA), Fubo.TV (USA).

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