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Real Madrid vs Betis, 2021 La Liga: Predicted lineups

Will Carvajal return to the starting lineup?

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Real Madrid host Betis in what is their last game before the crucial first leg of the Champions League Semifinals against Chelsea. That means that coach Zinedine Zidane will have to find minutes for players like Varane or Carvajal if he wants them to play and be a factor on Tuesday.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Isco, Vinicius, Asensio, Benzema.

Betis predicted XI: Bravo, Emerson, Mandi, Ruiz, Alex, Guido, Guardado, Canales, Joaquin, Ruibal, Iglesias.

As solid and convincing as Militao has been ever since Varane wasn’t available, it’s likely that Zidane still wants Varane to start against Chelsea, which would force him to give him minutes tonight so that the French defender can pick up some confidence and momentum. Carvajal is an easy choice at right-back if he’s truly 100% recovered from his muscle injury, while Hazard could come off the bench as Zidane takes a cautious approach with his recovery and his return to the team.


Date: 04/24/2021

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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