Real Madrid make the short trip to the Estadio Metropolitano to face rivals Atlético Madrid in the sixth round of La Liga, with kick-off scheduled at 9pm local time.
Karim Benzema, who has averaged more than 32 goals a season since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, will not be fit to play against Los Colchoneros this evening. Even though he has no direct replacement in the squad, Real Madrid have been coping well without him as they have been averaging a goal every 23 minutes since his injury.
Ferland Mendy and Toni Kroos are set to return to the starting XI after being rested midweek during Los Blancos’ Champions League fixture against RB Leipzig, which they won 2-0.
AS predict that Carlo Ancelotti will field the following starting XI at the Estadio Metropolitano: Thibaut Courtois – Dani Caravajal, Éder Militão, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy – Luka Modrić, Aurélien Tchouameni, Toni Kroos – Vinícius Júnior, Rodrygo, Federico Valverde.