Real Madrid XI vs Celta Vigo: Confirmed team news, predicted lineups and latest injuries

Eden Hazard is predicted to be back for Real Madrid tonight as Los Blancos host Celta Vigo in LaLiga, but the Belgian is unlikely to start out .

The former Chelsea attacker has been sidelined since sustaining an ankle injury within the 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain within the Champions League in late November and has missed the club’s last 16 games altogether competitions.

After such an extended lay-off, coach Zinedine Zidane will want to ease the club’s record signing back before the Champions League last-16 clash reception to Manchester City later this month and he’s therefore likely to get on the bench for this one.

Gareth Bale features a sprained finger, but the Welsh winger has been training normally in the week and will feature against Celta, while Marco Asensio is within the final stages of his recovery from the anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered in pre-season.

James Rodriguez is about to be available again after injury and Zidane could rotate his squad with a visit to Levante ahead next weekend then the sport reception to City to return on February 26.

Mariano Diaz is doubtful, but the striker is unlikely to be included within the squad for the sport anyway.

Predicted Real Madrid XI (4-4-1-1): Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Casemiro, Valverde, Kroos, Modric; Isco; Benzema

Predicted Celta Vigo XI (3-4-1-2): Blanco; Murillo, Araujo, Aidoo; Vazquez, Yokuslu, Beltran, Olaza; Rafinha; Aspas, Smolov

 

Source : standard.co.uk