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Valencia vs Real Madrid, 2021 La Liga: Predicted lineups

Will Ancelotti make rotations or will he wait until Wednesday’s home match against Mallorca?

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Real Madrid visit Valencia to complete what has been an intense week for Los Blancos after a late win in Milan against Inter on Wednesday. Coach Carlo Ancelotti will be tempted to making some rotations, but Valencia have been in good form under Jose Bordalas and will surely provide a challenge.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Nacho, Casemiro, Modric, Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius, Benzema.

Valencia predicted XI: Mamardashvili, Correia, Paulista, Alderete, Gaya, Guillamon, Wass, Soler, Foulquier, Guedes, Gomez.

Rodrygo, Vazquez, Hazard and Asensio are now competing for Bale’s spot. Hazard should be fresh and ready to go after getting some rest against Inter, so he could be an interesting option. However, he’s not as comfortable on the right wing as Rodrygo and Asensio, so these two might have better odds if Ancelotti wants to use a 4-3-3 formation tonight. Whoever plays will need to help Carvajal as Gaya has the quality to be a threat for Valencia.

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Date: 09/19/2021

Time: 21:00 CEST, 03:00pm EST.

Venue: Mestalla, Valencia, Spain.

Available TV: Movistar La Liga, ESPN+

Available Streaming: ESPN+

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