Alaves vs Real Madrid: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Real Madrid will be looking to close the gap on their local rivals and La Liga leaders, Atletico Madrid on Saturday as they travel to Deportivo Alaves on Saturday at 8pm.
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Alaves vs Real Madrid: Predictions
Zinedine Zidane’s side currently trail in the race for the La Liga title with their local rivals, Atletico Madrid sitting top and four points ahead of the Galacticos. Madrid enter the game looking to put behind them a shock defeat on Wednesday night against third-tier minnows, Alcoyano.
Alaves find themselves stuck in a relegation battle with no win in the league since the turn of the year. However, it is worth noting in the earlier meeting between the two sides it was Alaves which secured all three points in a shock 2-1 win at the Bernabeu.
Madrid’s recent struggles has left them without a win in their last three games across all competitions and with the title race swinging in the favour of their city rivals, it is a game which the visitors should only have eyes on all three points.
Saturday’s visitors will be looking to capitalise on their hosts’ lack of potency in front of goal with Alaves failing to score more than once in a game since before Christmas.
Alaves vs Real Madrid: Match Stats
Karim Benzema is expected to start on Saturday following being rested for the midweek defeat to Alcoyano. The Frenchman scored in his last start which came in a 2-1 defeat to Athletic Bilbao and Madrid’s top scorer will be aiming to add to his tally against the league strugglers.
Alaves have received a red card in three of their last five games across all competitions and they top La Liga’s disciplinary chart with six red cards across the season. Against a side who enjoy as much possession as Madrid, Alaves could find themselves picking up a few more cards to their name.
28th November 2020 – Real Madrid 1-2 Alaves – La Liga
10th July 2020 – Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves – La Liga
30th November 2019 – Alaves 1-2 Real Madrid – La Liga
3rd February 2019 – Real Madrid 3-0 Alaves – La Liga
6th October 2018 – Alaves 1-0 Real Madrid – La Liga
Alaves have caused a couple of shocks against Real Madrid in recent years, most recently when the two sides met in La Liga in November. Casemiro’s late strike wasn’t enough to rescue a point for los Blancos after goals from Lucas Perez and Joselu had fired the visitors into a two goal lead.