Real Madrid vs Elche Preview: Los Blancos look to continue scoring run

Real Madrid vs Elche Preview: Los Blancos look to continue scoring run

Real Madrid Elche match preview

Real Madrid take on Elche this evening at the Santiago Bernabeu and will look to continue their goal scoring run.

After a rocky start in La Liga in which they lost to Real Sociedad and Atletico de Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti’s men have scored 13 goals in their last two games. They defeated FC Basel 5-1 to start the defence of their Champions League trophy in style, before crushing Deportivo La Coruna at the weekend.

Carlo Ancelotti has said he still has concerns and there is plenty to work on, and in particular in defence, where Los Blancos have been leaky. In his pre-match press conference ahead of the game, the Italian admitted he would make some changes to the side, and Keylor Navas, the summer arrival from Levante, may replace Iker Casillas in goal.

With doubts over Pepe and Sergio Ramos at centre back, Nacho Fernandez and Raphael Varane may play. Further forward, Isco should come into the midfield trio, perhaps instead of James Rodriguez, while Javier Hernandez could start ahead of Karim Benzema up front after netting twice at the weekend.

One player who won’t be rested though is Cristiano Ronaldo. Fresh from scoring his 23rd hat trick for the club at the weekend, Carlo Ancelotti insists the Portuguese is back to his best and will play.

Possible line-up:
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Coentrao; Illarramendi, Kroos, Isco; Bale, Hernández, Ronaldo.

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