Real Madrid host Valencia this evening at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in La Liga.
Carlo Ancelotti is not expected to make many changes to the side that were held to a 0-0 draw by Real Sociedad over the weekend.
As David Alaba and Ferland Mendy remain sidelined with injuries, Eduardo Camavinga is expected to continue providing cover at left-back.
Luka Modrić will most likely return to the starting XI, meaning Ancelotti will probably choose between Federico Valverde and Dani Ceballos to play alongside the Croatian and Toni Kroos in midfield.
Real Madrid must win this game if they want to stand a realistic chance of staying in contention for the title.
Predicted Real Madrid lineup against Valencia
AS predict that Ancelotti will field the following starting XI against Valencia: Thibaut Courtois – Nacho Fernández, Éder Militão, Antonio Rüdiger, Eduardo Camavinga – Federico Valverde or Dani Ceballos, Toni Kroos, Luka Modrić – Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Vinícius Júnior.
The match is set to kick off at 9 pm local time.
GSFN | Tom Cserép