?In their penultimate friendly of the pre-season, Real Madrid will face Austrian champions Salzburg at the Red Bull Arena.
Where to Watch
|When Is Kick Off??||?Wednesday 7 August|
|?What Time Is Kick Off?||?18:00 (BST)|
|?Where Is It Played?||?Red Bull Arena|
|?TV Channel/Live Stream?||Sky Sports Germany|
?Thibaut Courtois and Luka Jovi? have returned to training following their injury scares
Brahim Díaz and Ferland Mendy, who were both injured during pre-season, are still out, while ?Marco Asensio is expected to be out until February after suffering a cruciate ligament rupture against Arsenal a couple of weeks ago.
?Gareth Bale is still a ?Real Madrid player following ?the collapse of his move to China, but has not played in Los Blancos’ last two friendlies due to ‘?fitness issues’. His future at the club remains uncertain, and it is unknown whether Zidane will choose to involve him on Wednesday.
Salzburg have no less than five players on their injury list, with Smail Prevjak, Albert Vallci, Alexander Walke, Killian Ludwig and Mahamadou Dembele all out.
|Red Bull Salzburg?||?Stankovic; Farkas, Onguéné, Ramalho, Ulmer; Szoboszlai, Bernede, Junuzovi?, Minamino; Daka, Håland.|
|?Real Madrid||?Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Valverde, Vinícius Júnior, Modri?, Hazard; Benzema.|
Head to Head Record
Real Madrid have endured a horrific pre-season, with Los Blancos losing three of their first five pre-season friendlies, shipping a whopping 16 goals in the process.
Salzburg have had a bright start to their Bundesliga campaign, with Die Roten Bullen winning their first two league games.
Here’s how they have got on in their last five games.
|?Red Bull Salzburg||Real Madrid?|
|?Red Bull Salzburg 4-1 Mattersburg (4/8)||?Real Madrid 5-3 Fenerbahçe (31/7)|
|?Red Bull Salzburg 3-5 Chelsea (31/7)||?Real Madrid 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur (30/7)|
|Rapid Wien 0-2 Red Bull Salzburg (26/7)?||?Real Madrid 3-7 Atlético Madrid (26/7)|
|?Red Bull Salzburg 3-0 Kayserispor (23/7)||?Real Madrid 2-2 Arsenal (3-2p) (23/7)|
|?Parndorf 1-7 Red Bull Salzburg (19/7)||?Bayern Munich 3-1 Real Madrid (20/7)|
?Despite Real Madrid’s poor run of form, Los Blancos should prove to have too much quality for Salzburg. They shouldn’t expect Die Roten Bullen to be any pushovers, however, as they’ve beaten the likes of ?Borussia Dortmund, Lazio and ?Napoli over the last few years.
Prediction: Salzburg 1-3 Real Madrid