Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(15) 13 Goals 7 (8)
(13) 5 Assists 5 (5)
(6.9) 7 Average Ratings 6.6 (6.5)
29.3 Average Age 26.4
183.5 Average Height (cm) 180.3
(1.6) 1.8 Shots pg 1 (1.2)
(51%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 60% (52%)
(1) 1 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.4)
(1.5) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Champions League grp. D.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Marcelo Out 7.49
Gonzalo Higuaín Out 6.28
Álvaro Arbeloa Out 6.64
Player Reason Status Rating
Ryan Babel Out 6.62
Kolbeinn Sigthorsson Out N/A
Nicolai Boilesen Out N/A

Team News

  • Real Madrid are certain to finish second in Group D and so Jose Mourinho may choose to rest some of his first team and give a few of his squad players a run out.
  • Alvaro Arbeloa is suspended so Ramos will move to right back and Raul Albiol or Raphael Varane will come in.
  • Jose Callejon will likely start, potentially with Angel Di Maria given a rest, while Kaka could get a rare start.
  • With Gonzalo Higuain out injured, Mourinho could use this as a chance to rest Karim Benzema as he will be needed again at the weekend.
  • Winger Ryan Babel has joined Sigthorsson and Boilesen on the sidelines and so all three will miss the trip to the Bernabeu.
  • That could mean a start for Derk Boerrigter on the wing, with Christian Eriksen continuing in the 'false 9' role up front.
  • Thus, Babel aside, Ajax could field the same team that so nearly won at Manchester City last time out.

Prediction

  • Although Real are already guaranteed 2nd place in the group, Jose Mourinho is likely to want to avoid defeat here, as a loss here would mean this campaign is the worst Real Madrid have ever done in a Champions League group stage.
  • Nonetheless, Mourinho will not want any players to be risked or injured unnecessarily so we could see a much-weakened home team, while the Dutch side will come here with every intention of going for gold.
  • While they will be hoping that City slip up in Germany, Ajax will know that an unlikely victory here would mean they qualify for the Europa League knockout stages and they will be keen to do that. They have a terrible record against Real, though, having lost their last 5 meetings conceding 16 goals, and a win might just be too much to ask of them.
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Comments (6)

 
  • @Yulva : you're probably rigth, but i cant see R.Madrid loosing this game to Ajax. But footbal is full of suprises :D

  • @Reab: My dream is folded into two: if he fails both in the Champions League and in La Liga, there will probably be a chance of him getting disposed of.

  • While there's hope you can all keep dreaming. @Spuds even if ajax looses M.city has to win in Dortmund,which i doubt, and as for Ajax winning in Barnabeu, seems pretty dificult. My guess is easy win to Real Madrid, and im sorry to say Yulva, Mou will keep is job in R. Madrid :P .Even if he looses.

  • @spuds: I hope Ajax somehow manage to win this so Mourinho is out of Real.

  • of the Europa league, that is

  • I hope Ajax somehow manage to win this so City are definitely out

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