Carlo Ancelotti faces the third commitment of Real Madrid in the League with a team that has been greatly reduced by losses both in the rear and in the center of the field. Up to seven players from these two lines have been left out of the call to travel to Seville and face Betis this Saturday (22:00, Movistar LaLiga) at Villamarín. The coach takes 20 players.
* Data updated as of August 27, 2021
In goal, Lunin is confined after testing positive for COVID-19. The Italian coach has called two Castilla goalkeepers: Luis López and Toni Fuidias. In defense, he still cannot count on Mendy or Marcelo, whom he did not have available either in the first two days of the League. But The loss of Nacho also claims Alaba, who acted as a right back in the first two commitments, together with Militao for the axis of the rear. The left flank can be occupied by Carvajal or Miguel Gutiérrez. The first option would keep Lucas Vázquez on the right side, who has remained as a replacement for the Leganés youth squad after the departure of Odriozola. In the center of the field, again without Kroos or Modric (neither is Ceballos), Casemiro will once again be accompanied by Valverde and Isco, as already happened against Levante.
Ancelotti does have a choice in attack. In the two previous meetings he has lined up the BBH, but Vinicius' extraordinary scoring performance (three goals in 55 minutes played) could open a gap for the Brazilian with Bale and Benzema to the detriment of Hazard.
Possible eleven of Carlo Ancelotti for Betis-Real Madrid
In summary, the possible team that the Madrid coach can line up at Villamarín is made up of: Courtois; Lucas Vázquez, Militao, Alaba, Carvajal or Miguel Gutiérrez; Valverde, Casemiro, Isco; Bale, Benzema and Vinicius. On the bench, for changes up to five changes that Ancelotti may deem appropriate, the coach will have nine players: Luis López, Toni Fuidias, Vallejo, Miguel Gutiérrez or Carvajal, Blanco, Asensio, Rodrygo, Hazard and Jovic.