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Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad, 2021 La Liga: Predicted lineups

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Could Zidane make some rotations now that he has four players back from injury?

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Real Madrid host Real Sociedad on an unusual Monday night game as they try to keep putting some pressure on Atletico de Madrid before next Sunday’s crucial Madrid Derby. Los Blancos have gained momentum and confidence lately and they will also have Valverde, Rodrygo, Marcelo and Odriozola back for this match, so Zidane could decide to make some rotations if needed.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Vazquez, Varane, Nacho, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Asensio, Vinicius, Isco.

Real Sociedad predicted XI: Remiro, Gorosabel, Zubeldia, Normand, Monreal, Illarramendi, Silva, Guridi, Portu, Oyarzabal, Isak.

Madrid are still without Karim Benzema, who should recover in time for the Derby. Isco completed a solid performance against Atalanta, so he should be expected to play as a false nine once again even if Zidane could decide to start Rodrygo in that spot. The Brazilian attacker might not be ready enough to play 90 minutes though, just like Valverde, so Zidane will almost certainly use them both off the bench.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

Date: 03/01/2021

Time: 21:00 CET (local time), 03:00pm EST.

Venue: Estadio 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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