MX23RW : Thursday, January 17 01:44:13
Nov 3, 2018 at 3.15pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance: 68,050
Real Madrid
2-0
Real Valladolid
Junior (83' og.), Ramos (88' pen.)
FT(HT: 0-0)

How Real Madrid could line up against Real Valladolid

Sports Mole looks at how Real Madrid may line up for the visit of Real Valladolid in La Liga this weekend.

Santiago Solari takes charge of Real Madrid for the first time this weekend when Real Valladolid travel to the Bernabeu.

Los Blancos are badly out of form, having lost four and drawn one of their last five La Liga matches to cost Julen Lopetegui his job.

In the wake of last week's 5-1 El Clasico thrashing at the hands of Barcelona, it is now left to Solari - temporarily, at least - to pick up the pieces.

Ahead of Saturday afternoon's clash in the Spanish capital, Sports Mole looks at how Madrid could line up.

Possible RMI vs. VAL

Out: Dani Carvajal, Mariano Diaz, Jesus Vallejo, Raphael Varane, Marcelo
Doubtful: None

Solari has a defensive crisis of sorts for this first, and possibly only, game in charge of the senior side as regulars Carvajal, Varane and Marcelo are all ruled out.

With the versatile Nacho Fernandez likely being required at left-back, on the opposite flank to capable stand-in Alvaro Odriozola, Sergio Reguilon may come in for just a second start of the season - the other being 90 minutes in the loss to CSKA Moscow - although Nacho is equally adept at filling in in the middle.

Another alternative for Solari is to use Casemiro in the centre of defence, as was effectively the case in the second half of last week's El Clasico, which would then mean bringing in Dani Ceballos in the centre of the pitch.

Changes further forward may also be made, but the likes of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos will be well rested after sitting out the midweek Copa del Rey win over lower-league side Melilla.

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Who will win Saturday's La Liga clash at the Bernabeu?

Real Madrid
Draw
Real Valladolid
Real Madrid
80.0%
Draw
3.3%
Real Valladolid
16.7%
Julen Lopetegui in charge of Real Madrid on October 6, 2018
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona19134253203343
2Atletico MadridAtletico19108127131438
3Sevilla1996431201133
4Real Madrid1910362824433
5AlavesAlaves199552219332
6Getafe197752116528
7Real Betis197572223-126
8Real Sociedad197482322125
9GironaGirona195952123-224
10Espanyol197392127-624
11Valencia1941141717023
12Levante196583035-523
13Athletic Bilbao1941052025-522
14EibarEibar195772128-722
15Leganes195771721-422
16Real Valladolid195771721-422
17Celta Vigo195683132-121
18Rayo Vallecano1954102234-1219
19Villarreal193882025-517
20Huesca1925121736-1911

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