Real Madrid 2020-2021 Liga season kicks off at Anoeta against a Real Sociedad who will be missing precisely the only piece Los Blancos have added this summer: Martin Odegaard. Odegaard will not be expected to feature in this game and coach Zinedine Zidane will have to replace both Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio, who seem to be the starters alongside Benzema in the attacking line.
Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Vinicius, Rodrygo, Benzema.
Real Sociedad predicted XI: Remiro, Gorosabel, Elustondo, Llorente, Monreal, Guevara, Lopez, Merino, Portu, Oyarzabal, Isak.
Vinicius and Rodrygo will likely get the chance to start and make an impact tonight. The two young players will be trying to prove that the work they’ve done this summer has paid off. The other option for Zidane would be to start Fede Valverde in a 4-4-2 formation, with Benzema and Vinicius leading the attack, but Los Blancos could lack some creativity with that lineup. If Odegaard were to be 100% ready to go, he could also play on the right wing, but he trained with the squad for the last three sessions and Madrid will likely keep him on the bench.
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Time: 21:00 CET (local time), 03:00pm EST.
Venue: Anoeta, San Sebastian, Spain.
Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar La Liga (Spain)
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