Picking the Best Potential Real Madrid Lineup to Face Real Betis on Wednesday

​Real Madrid are back in La Liga action again as early as Wednesday night when Real Betis make the trip to the Spanish capital from Andalucia.

Zinedine Zidane saw his side earn a much needed win over Real Sociedad in their last outing after a mixed start to 2017/18 and will be hoping for another three points here.

Here's a look at the starting XI the manager could pick...


  • Navas

​Only a lengthy return journey from international duty earlier this month has kept Keylor Navas out of Los Blancos' goal so far this season.


  • Carvajal
  • S. Ramos
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  • Nacho
  • Marcelo

Nacho has been tipped to start in place of Raphael Varane alongside captain Sergio Ramos.

There should be a return for Marcelo after serving a recent suspension, while Dani Carvajal celebrated signing a new long-term contract earlier this week.

The Real back-line will be looking for a first domestic clean sheet since matchday one.​


  • Isco
  • Casemiro
  • Kroos

​Toni Kroos could come back into the team in midfield after missing the Real Sociedad win through injury. That may be at the expense of Luka Modric as the rotation policy takes hold.

Along with Kroos, Casemiro has been one of the team's top performers, as might have been expected, in what has been played of the season so far.


  • Bale
  • Mayoral
  • Ronaldo

​Karim Benzema is still out, meaning Borja Mayoral is expected to keep hold of his place up front.

But the big news for Real is the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to domestic action after serving the last of a five-game suspension following a push on the referee in a bad tempered Spanish Super Cup clash with Barcelona last month.