Alaves vs Real Madrid
Liga BBVA 2016/17
29th October 2016, 15:15 pm BST
Estadio Mendizorrotza, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Real Madrid Team News & Preview
Real Madrid take on Alaves in La Liga this weekend and Los Blancos will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table with another win here.
Zinedine Zidane‘s side are in tremendous form right now and are heading into this game on the back of a 7-1 win over Leonesa during the midweek. They have also scored 20 goals in their last four matches and will look to punish Alaves.
Real Madrid are still coping with the absence of star players Casemiro, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos. Dani Carvajal is suspended for this game as well.
Predicted Real Madrid Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Navas; Danilo, Varane, Pepe, Marcelo; Kroos, James, Kovacic; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo
Alaves Team News & Preview
Meanwhile, Alaves have had a decent start to their season by their standards.
The home side have picked up four points from their last two home league games and will look to shut Real Madrid down. However, in order to do that, they must improve their defensive performances. Alaves have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five fixtures.
Victor Laguardia is sidelined for the hosts due to injury and Ibai Gomez is a major doubt at this moment. Marcos Llorente is also unavailable due to the terms of his loan deal.
Predicted Alaves Starting Lineup (3-5-2): Pacheco; Alexis, Feddal, Garcia; Femenia, Torres, Camarasa, Krsticic, Hernandez; Mendez, Deyverson
Alaves vs Real Madrid Key Stats
Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in 18 of their last 21 matches in La Liga.
Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 21 matches in La Liga.
Real Madrid have scored at least 3 goals in their last 5 matches against Alaves in all competitions.
Real Madrid have won their last 5 matches against Alaves in all competitions.
Alaves vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
Real Madrid are in superb form right now and are 2/9 to win here with Ladbrokes.
Real Madrid have been scoring freely against Alaves and in general. Over 2.5 goals (2/5) seem likely this weekend as well.
Alaves vs Real Madrid Prediction
Real Madrid are comfortably the better side here and should be able to cope with Alaves’ resistance with ease. Despite their performances at home, Alaves are porous at the back and that will be their undoing against an in-form Real Madrid side.
An away win is almost certain here and Zidane’s men should be able to extend their lead at the top of La Liga.
Alaves 0-3 Real Madrid