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Real Madrid vs Leganes: Fantasy Preview, Probable XI and Players to watch out for

Real Madrid would be looking to shrug off the disappointment of their La Liga defeat against Real Sociedad as they take on Leganes in the first leg of Copa del Rey.

Match: Real Madrid vs Leganes
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu
Date: January 10, 2019
Time: 02:00 IST
Dream11 Deadline: 00:30 IST

MATCH PREVIEW
Real Madrid will host Leganes at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of Copa del Rey on Wednesday with hopes of getting back to winning ways after their disappointing loss to Real Sociedad in their previous La Liga fixture.

Los Blancos look absolutely favourites on paper in this match but their indifferent form has been a cause of concern for them this season. Leganes are currently placed 16th in the La Liga points table and look no match for Madrid. But they would be looking to take advantage of the 19 times Copa del Rey winners just like Sociedad did in the previous match.

INJURY AND SUSPENSION UPDATES

Real Madrid
Toni Kroos (injured)
Marco Asensio (injured)
Marcos Llorente (injured)
Mariano Diaz (injured)
Gareth Bale (injured)

Leganes
Ezequiel Munoz (injured)
Michael Santos (injured)

PREDICTED STARTING XIs

Real Madrid (4-3-3): ​Navas; Odriozola, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Valverde, Casemiro, Ceballos; Diaz, Isco, Benzema.

Leganes (5-3-2): ​Cuellar; Nyom, Bustnza, Siovas, Omeruo, Silva; Oscar Rodriguez, Eraso, Vesga; El Zhar, Carrillo.

DREAM11 TEAM FORMATION
Approach: Real Madrid look like the stronger side on paper but nothing can be said due to their indifferent form. Still you have to trust their best players. There is some potential in the attacking lines of both the teams. So, a 3-4-3 formation will be best. Irrespective of their previous defeat, go for full limit of 7 players from Real Madrid.

Must have players: Don’t forget to pick popular players like Benzema, Isco, Diaz, Navas, Casemiro and Marcelo.

 

COMBINED DREAM11 TEAM

Goal-Keeper
Keylor Navas (8.5 Cr)

Defenders
Marcelo (9 Cr)
Raphael Varane (8 Cr)
Kenneth Omeruo (8 Cr)

Midfielders
Isco (9.5 Cr)
Nabil El Zhar (9.5 Cr)
Casemiro (8 Cr)
Brahim Diaz (8.5 Cr)
Oscar Rodriguez (9 Cr)

Forwards
Karim Benzema (10 Cr)
Guido Carrillo (10 Cr)

Captain: Benzema
Vice-Captain: Isco

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