Real Madrid host Mallorca at the Santiago Bernabeu this Sunday afternoon as they bid for a win in front of their home fans. The Madrid giants comfortably beat Celtic 3-0 in midweek which should give them even more momentum ahead of this league clash.
Carlo Ancelotti has set up his team in a 4-3-3 formation and could make some changes to the starting line-up for this game. Players like Rodrigo, Lucas Vazquez and Antonio Rudiger could all have a chance to start against Mallorca this weekend.
4-3-3 Real Madrid’s planned line-up against Mallorca
Thibaut Courtois will be a target for Los Blancos after a comfortable clean sheet against Celtic in midweek. Antonio Rudiger had the chance to play alongside David Alaba in the center of Real Madrid’s defense as they tried to keep the opposition from scoring in the 90th minute.
Lucas Vazquez is likely to start at right-back, while Ferland Mendy hopes to excel at left-back. Both will have the freedom to move forward and express themselves in the attacking third.
Nacho, Dani Carvajal and Eder Militao will cover defensive positions off the bench.
Ancelotti will rely on Toni Kroos, Aurelian Joamani and Federico Valverde to dominate the battle in midfield and create crisp chances in the attacking third.
Luka Modric could sit on the bench alongside Eduardo Camavinga. However, the midfield duo should play in the second half if necessary.
Vinicius Jr. wants to attract attention as a left-sided player, while Rodrio has the opportunity to make the most of himself from the right.
Eden Hazard will manage Ancelotti in the middle. The Belgium international will be optimistic about his scoring chances when he takes on the Mallorca centre-back this weekend.
Marco Asensio and Mariano Diaz will be available on the bench as they wait if Los Blancos are to score by then. Opportunity to impress later.
Karim Benzema won’t be available for Madrid due to a muscle injury. Ancelotti still hopes to have enough firepower on the pitch to win this La Liga game.