Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao, La Liga 2020: expected line-up

Real Madrid host Athletic Bilbao tonight and coach Zinedine Zidane has a good chance of making some rotations after two tough weeks with three very intense games for Los Blancos against Sevilla, Gladbach and Atletico de Madrid.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo, Valverde, Kroos, Modric, Asensio, Rodrygo, Benzema.

Athletic Bilbao predicted XI: Simon, Capa, Nuñez, Martinez, Yuri, Garcia, Lopez, Garcia, Williams, Muniain, Villalibre.

Casemiro is suspended so Fede Valverde will almost certainly return to the starting grid. Players like Marcelo, Nacho, Asensio, Isco or Rodrygo could also get the chance to start tonight as there are some starters who might need some rest.

In addition, Athletic has not been impressive this season so Real Madrid should take care of business and keep their momentum after their last three wins against high profile opponents. At some point Zidane will have to trust some reserves. Is tonight a good moment for that?


date: December 15, 2020

time: 11:00 p.m. CET (local time), 4:00 p.m. EST.

Meeting place: Alfredo di Stefano, Madrid, Spain.

Available TV:: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar La Liga (Spain)

Available streaming:: BeIN Sports Connect (USA), Fubo.TV (USA).

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