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Elche vs Real Madrid, 2020 La Liga: Predicted lineups

Will Hazard and Modric feature in the starting lineup?

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Real Madrid visit Elche hoping to end the year 2020 on a good note. Los Blancos were playing quality football —and more importantly, getting wins— before the Christmas break and now they will have to keep that good form going. Rodrygo will be the only player not available for this game as both Eden Hazard and Luka Modric are back with the team.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Vinicius, Vazquez, Benzema.

Elche predicted XI: Badia; Barragan, Gonzalo, Calvo, Josema; Marcone; Josan, Guti, Fidel, Morente; Boye.

Coach Zinedine Zidane said that he will possibly give Eden Hazard his first minutes after recovering from his injury, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to feature in the starting lineup. Hazard will likely come off the bench, while Modric could start given that he only missed one game, so his conditioning should be good enough to play at least 60 minutes after the break.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

Date: 12/30/2020

Time: 21:30 CET (local time), 03:30pm EST.

Venue: Martinez Valero, Elche, Spain.

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

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

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