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Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid, 2021 La Liga: Predicted lineups

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Will Rodrygo start on the right wing?

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Real Madrid v Atletico de Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Real Madrid visit city neighbors Atletico de Madrid in what will be a crucial match for the outcome of this ongoing 2020-2021 La Liga season. Los Blancos are five points behind Atleti in the table and Simeone’s side have a game at hand, so it would be extremely important for Real to take the three points this Sunday.

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

Atletico de Madrid predicted XI: Oblak, Felipe, Hermoso, Savic, Trippier, Koke, Llorente, Carrasco, Correa, Felix, Suarez.

Benzema is expected to return to the starting lineup after missing the last three games with a minor injury, and coach Zidane will have to make a decision about his right wing. Asensio has been disappointing lately and Rodrygo’s presence could rejuvenate the team and improve the creativity of the offensive line.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

Date: 03/07/2021

Time: 16:15 CET (local time), 10:15am EST.

Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain.

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

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

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