Real Madrid’s Predicted XIs: Defensive Upgrades Could Change Dynamic Against Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: A Crucial Derby Day Showdown

Setting the Stage

Derby day in Madrid could be a crucial date in deciding the La Liga title race as Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid. Girona’s draw with Real Sociedad has opened up a possible ‘double win’ for Real Madrid if they can secure victory at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Three points against their city foes would mean a four point advantage over second place Girona and the likely end of Atletico Madrid’s slim title hopes.

Boosted by Injury News

Carlo Ancelotti has been boosted by some positive injury news, with the latest update claiming that Antonio Rudiger has passed a late fitness test. The German international is set to start, with Dani Carvajal also returning to the starting XI. Eduardo Camavinga is set to replace Aurelien Tchouameni due to suspension, with veterans Toni Kroos and Luka Modric also expected to play.

Predicted Lineups

Both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are expected to rotate with a host of key players recalled after being rested for midweek matches. Memphis Depay is set to keep his place in attack for Atletico.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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