Real Madrid host Girona this afternoon at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in the 12th round of La Liga, with kick-off scheduled at 4.15 local time.
Karim Benzema is set to miss tonight’s fixture as Carlo Ancelotti wants to make sure that he is fully fit and ready to play in the Champions League.
The Italian coach is expected to make a couple of changes to the team that lost against RB Leipzig midweek. Dani Carvajal will most likely start ahead of Lucas Vázquez at right-back, while David Alaba will also probably return to the defensive line.
Luka Modrić is expected to get the nod ahead of Eduardo Camavinga.
Predicted Real Madrid lineup against Girona:
AS predict that Ancelotti will field the following starting XI against Girona: Thibaut Courtois – Dani Carvajal, Antonio Rüdiger, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy – Luka Modrić, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Toni Kroos – Frederico Valverde or Marco Asensio, Rodrygo, Vinícius Júnior.