RM Vs ATH Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Crucial match for Real Madrid as they look to keep snapping at Barcelona’s heels.
After drawing their last two matches to squander two pristine chances to sit clear in the top spot of La Liga, Real Madrid step out today with aspirations of moving level on points with Barcelona. With the league set to break off in the imminent future, Real Madrid know a win today would see them go into the hiatus keeping upto speed with Barcelona in the battle for the prestigious trophy.
After drawing 1-1 against Valencia, Real Madrid would have found themselves extremely unfortunate to be curtailed to a 0-0 draw against Barcelona in their most recent outing. As the two fierce and feisty rivals resumed their rivalry this season in what ended up being a drab and sordid affair, Real Madrid were denied two clear penalty shouts in an encounter where they were clearly the superior side.
However, with that match done with now, the side’s focus shifts to their outing against Athletic Bilbao today, a tie which is a must win one for them after Barcelona defeated Deportivo Alaves earlier in the gameweek. A win today would see Real Madrid continue to stay in second place but by the barest margins of goal difference, a win which would see them continue to pile the pressure on their league leaders.
Elsewhere, for 7th placed Athletic Bilbao, this match is going to be a stern test for the side which is waning in from at the moment. The 0-0 draw against Eibar the last time around sees them winless in their last two encounters with the side embroiled in an impasse at the wrong time as they take on a side of the stature of Real Madrid today.
Probable Playing 11
- James Rodriguez, Marco Asensio, Eden Hazard and Lucas Vazquez are all out for Real Madrid for the prevelant encounter with the players still struggling with their sustained injuries.
- Aritz Aduriz, Iker Muniain and Oscar de Marcos constitute the trio set to be out of action for the visiting side with all failing to recover from their injuries in time for the day.
Thibaut Courtois (GK), Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy, Federico Valverde, Luka Modric, Tony Kroos, Rodrygo, Isco, Karim Benzema
Unai Simon (GK), Inigo Lekue, Inigo Martinez, Yeray Nunez, Yuri, Dani Garcia, San Jose, Inaki Williams, Unai Lopez, Inigo Cordoba, Raul Garcia
La Liga 2019-20
Match: Real Madrid Vs Athletic Bilbao
Date And Time: 23rd December, Monday- 1:30am IST
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
- Ferland Mendy, Federico Valverde, Rodrygo
- Unai Simon, Inigo Lekue, Inigo Cordoba, Raul Garcia
- Karim Benzema: 12 Goals
- Raul Garcia: 5 Goals
RM Vs ATH Dream11 Goal-Keeper
A major reason Athletic Bilbao were challenging for a spot in the top 4 till a couple of weeks back was due to their sound and compact backline, one which saw them let in just 12 goals in 17 encounters. And a major reason for their vigour in defence has been their shot stopper Unai Simon with the player pulling off a haord of saves to see us go ahead with him for this one.
RM Vs ATH Dream11 Defenders
With two of the best defences in the league going at loggerheads for this one, we are going to be immersed in an encounter which is contested extremely closely. Either defence will clamp down on the match with all their might to act as the custodians of their side’s defence to see us repose faith I the defensive picks from their side for this one.
We are subjecting ourselves to the pick of Sergio Ramos as the first player in this unit of our Dream 11 side owing to his attacking persuasion as well, something which makes him pristine value for the outing. Ferland Mendy will be partnering him up for the fixture along with Dani Carvajal with both the fullbacks persistently cantering down the park for their side.
The lone player comes in for us from the visiting side as well with us deciding to move in for Inigo Martinez.
RM Vs ATH Dream11 Midfielders
At a time when Eden hazard is out for Real Madrid own got his injury predicament, Gareth Bale’s but up with the club has been laid to bed to see the player being made a regular feature of the side’s playing 11 in the league. He’s someone who has the capability to fill in the attacking void in the side, a player who was an instant selection for us for the day.
He will be partnered up by Federico Valverde, Real Madrid’s most impressive player in their outing against Barcelona whilst from the other side of the docket we are venturing in with the lone pick of Inigo Cordoba.
RM Vs ATH Dream11 Strikers
Real Madrid’s leading goal scorer, Karim Benzema becomes the first player to be inducted into our framework. If anyone across both the sides is going to score today, it’s going to be the 12 goal man with his counterpart, Rodrygo Goes partnering him up for the outing.
Elsewhere, athletic Bilbao’s leading scorer with the five goals to his name, Raul Garcia-Ecudero will be bringing an end to our set of picks for the day.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Mendy is handed out the onus of captaining our side for the day whilst Benzema is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.