Real Madrid v Fuenlabrada gives Los Blancos the opportunity to rest some of the key players ahead of further La Liga and Champions League matches. Real Madrid lead Fuenlabrada 2-0 from the first leg and will look to go through comfortably.
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Real Madrid were firmly in control in the first meeting and that has given manager Zinedine Zidane the opportunity to rest several of his key players for this second leg against the side from the Spanish Second Division B. Gareth Bale is likely to play a part in the match and there should be plenty of youngsters in the starting 11.
Bale has been out since the Champions League win away to Borussia Dortmund at the end of September but this is the perfect match for him to make his return. Bale, Ronaldo and Benzema have all yet to play in the same match this season and that will continue here, as Cristiano and Karim are not in the squad. Sergio Ramos remains sidelined with a broken nose.
Real Madrid v Fuenlabrada Predicted Lineups
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Navas; Theo, Varane, Nacho, Achraf; Kovacic, Llorente, Ceballos; Vasquez, Mayoral, Bale
Fuenlabrada (4-3-3): Pol; Iribas, Díaz, Armando, García; Milla, Sanz, Cristobal; Fraile, Dioni, Quero
Real Madrid v Fuenlabrada Betting Tips
- Real Madrid have won 6, drawn 2 and lost 2 out of the last 10.
- Fuenlabrada have won 7, drawn 2 and lost 1 out of the last 10.
- In the last 10 games, Real Madrid have scored an average of 2.2 goals and have conceded an average of 0.9 goals.
- In the last 10 games, Fuenlabrada have scored an average of 1.4 goals and have conceded an average of 0.7 goals.
- There have been over 2.5 goals in 7 of the last 10 Real Madrid games.
- There have been over 2.5 goals in 3 of the last 10 Fuenlabrada games.
Real Madrid v Fuenlabrada Prediction
This is a match that Real Madrid are expected to win comfortably, even with many of the star players being rested for the contest. It is also a great opportunity for some Real players to return to fitness, including Gareth Bale and Keylor Navas. Los Blancos have some very exciting youngsters too and it will be great to see them get a chance here.
The first leg saw Real win by two goals to nil, after penalties from Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez. It wasn’t the greatest performance ever, but it really didn’t need to be. I am sure Zinedine Zidane would take something similar for the second leg, though he will be hoping for more goals.
Free Betting Tips
Real Madrid win 1/20 at Bet365.
Over 2.5 goals 1/6 at Bet365.
Real Madrid to win 3-0 6/1 at Bet365.
Disclaimer: Odds correct at time of publishing