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Real Madrid predicted lineup vs Mallorca - La Liga

Jude Summerfield
Real Madrid can go top of La Liga with a win
Real Madrid can go top of La Liga with a win / Soccrates Images/Getty Images
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Real Madrid will look to continue their strong start to the season when they host mid table Mallorca on Wednesday night.

Los Blancos are currently second in Spain's top flight, a point behind champions Atletico Madrid with a game in hand, with a number of late goals helping Carlo Ancelotti's side win four of their five games so far.

Mallorca were promoted last season and have made a solid start upon their return to La Liga, losing just one league game so far. Having just played on Monday night with another fixture coming up on Saturday, there should be plenty of rotation from Ancelotti.

Here's the lineup Real could field on Wednesday night.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Lucas Vazquez
Vazquez will once again fill in at right back / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Thibaut Courtois (GK) - Established as Real's number one keeper since joining from Chelsea. Has impressed in Spain.

Lucas Vazquez (RB) - With Dani Carvajal absent, Vazquez will be used again as the makeshift right back. Got a lot of flak for his performance against Valencia and needs a stronger one here.

Nacho Fernandez (CB) - Real's versatile defender could be drafted infield so Miguel Gutierrez can play at left back, giving Eder Militao a break in the process. Solid enough defender who should be a good foil for David Alaba.

David Alaba (CB) - Very much a centre back these days, the Austrian brings style and calmness to the heart of Real's defence. Their record of seven goals conceded in five league games isn't quite good enough and he'll want to improve it.

Miguel Gutierrez (LB) - Ferland Mendy won't feature due to injury, so 20-year-old Gutierrez should get another chance to impress. Has played twice so far this season, grabbing an assist.

2. Midfielders

Eduardo Camavinga
Camavinga has impressed during his first few Real appearances / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Isco (CM) - Has started two La Liga games this term. Hasn't scored a club goal since February 2020, so it's not hard to understand why his stock continues to fall.

Federico Valverde (CM) - If Casemiro is given the night off, Valverde will likely be the main holding figure in Real's midfield. Started the Valencia clash on the right wing which shows his versatility.

Eduardo Camavinga (CM) - He may not have started a game yet, but Camavinga has already shown his quality in Madrid. He scored as a substitute in the 5-2 thrashing of Celta Vigo and grabbed an assist in the Champions League, and the timing seems right for him to grab a starting XI spot.

3. Forwards

Karim Benzema
Benzema has started the season brilliantly / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Rodrygo (RW) - The Brazilian is yet to start a game this season, making six appearances as a substitute, but did grab the winner in the Champions League victory against Inter. The need for rotation should give him a chance here.

Karim Benzema (ST) - The team's talisman. Links play between midfield and attack expertly. Has started the new season incredibly, registering six goals and five assists already. Helped turn around the Valencia game with a goal and an assist and will be key to Real's title charge.

Vinicius Junior (LW) - It'd be unwise to stick Eden Hazard into the starting lineup for a second game in three days considering his injury issues, but Vinicius should be fit enough to go again. Played a key role in earning Real their win at Valencia, scoring and assisting one apiece.

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