RM vs MIL Dream11: Real Madrid wraps up their pre-season with a final friendly against AC Milan today. Leo Messi’s shock exit news is still yet to sink in but Madrid is also struggling financially. They have just managed to bring in David Alaba on a free transfer while Sergio Ramos and Rafael Varane have moved to pastures new. Los Blancos are heading into this game following a 2-1 defeat to the Rangers. They kick off their La Liga campaign next weekend away to Alaves.
Milan has been a shadow of their glorious past. However, the Rossoneri has been upgrading their roster in the past few windows. They are fairly active this summer too, bringing in the likes of ex Chelsea stars Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud. They finished second last season in Serie A to Inter. Milan does not start their Italian campaign until 23 august. This is a glamour fixture in every sense and should be an intriguing watch.
August 8, Sunday
Kick-Off: 22:00 AM (IST)
Venue: Worthersee Stadion, Austria
Real Madrid: LDWWW
AC Milan: LDWWD
Out of the last six fixtures between these two sides, four have been glorified friendlies while two were Champions league games. Madrid won thrice and Milan won once while two games ended in draws.
Real Madrid News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy will miss out through injuries. Karim Benzema has been tested positive for coronavirus. Marco Asensio is representing Spain at Tokyo Olympics.
Expected Changes and Strategy: T Courtois could start between the posts. E Militao, J Nacho, Marcelo, and new signing D Alaba could lineup in the back four. L Modric and Casemiro are expected to partner in the center of the park. the forward lines. M Odegaard, Rodrygo Goes, V Junior could occupy attacking midfield positions and supply balls to M Diaz up top.
Thibaut Courtois, Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, David Alaba, Marcelo, Martin Odegaard, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Rodrygo Goes, Mariano Diaz, Vinicius Junior.
AC Milan News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Franck Kessie are unavailable. Ismael Bennacer is in quarantine.
Expected Changes and Strategy: Stefano Pioli could put out a 4-2-3-1 formation. M Maignan could start between the posts. A Conti, A Romagnoli, F Tomori, and D Calabria could form the backline. R Krunic and S Tonali could be the midfield two. S Castillejo, B Diaz, and A Rebic are expected to line up behind O Giroud.
Mike Maignan, Andrea Conti, Alessio Romagnoli, Fikayo Tomori, Davide Calabria, Sandro Tonali, Rade Krunic, Ante Rebic, Brahim Diaz, Samu Castillejo, Olivier Giroud
Vinicius Junior could be pivotal for the Los Blancos. The pacy winger can benefit from the absence of Karim Benzema. He gets into good goalscoring positions and hopefully packs his shooting boots tonight.
Rodrygo has been in good pre-season form. He has a goal and an assist in the last two games. Last season, he finished with a goal and six assists from ten appearances.
Ante Rebic is an explosive differential and could shine for Milan. He had 11 goals and four assists last season. The Croatian had a few substitute appearances in Euros but had a hat-trick and an assist in the penultimate game of last season.
GK: M Maignan
DEF: Marcelo, D Alaba, J Nacho, A Romagnoli
MID: L Modric, Casemiro, S Castillejo, R Krunic
FOR: R Goes, V Junior
Where to Watch: Tha game can be streamed on Real Madrid TV.
Real Madrid has had a longer pre-season and would be sharper. Milan would be looking to give some minutes to their new signings and make a point. The RM vs MIL Today Match Prediction odds are in favor of Real Madrid to get the win here.