class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Spanish champions boast a strong record in their own stadium and we think their struggling opponents will be no match for them this weekend
Real Madrid welcome Alaves to the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano on Saturday evening with Zinedine Zidane’s side aiming to get back to winning ways in La Liga.
Los Blancos have failed to claim victory in each of their last two domestic games, but are clear favourites for three points against a Basque side who have won just four of their last 27 away games.
Real Madrid vs Alaves Latest Odds
The Spanish champions are offered at 1/3 (1.33) with bet365 to record their sixth win of the season, while Alaves can be backed at 8/1 (9.00) to win at Real Madrid for the first time in 20 years.
The draw is available at 17/4 (5.25).
Real Madrid vs Alaves Team News
The hosts remain without captain Sergio Ramos, while midfielder Fede Valverde is also sidelined. Striker Karim Benzema has missed the last two matches and could be out this weekend as well, while Luka Jovic tested positive for coronavirus.
Alaves captain Manu Garcia has also tested positive for coronavirus and former Real Madrid youth-team player Burgui is a doubt. Pere Pons is a long-term absentee.
Real Madrid vs Alaves Preview
Los Blancos come into the game after an excellent showing in the Champions League on Wednesday evening which saw them comfortably overcome Inter by a 2-0 scoreline.
Despite a purported lack of goal-threat, Madrid have scored in 11 of their last 12 matches in all competitions and should be too strong for an Alaves side that have won just two of their 10 games this term.
The Vitoria-based team had one of the worst attacking records in the division last season, managing just 34 goals in 38 games, and this season they are likely to be among the least-prolific sides in the Spanish top-flight.
They are unlikely to be able to contribute to a high-scoring clash, while Madrid will be keen to get the game won with the minimum of fuss given their upcoming trip to Ukraine against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.
Real Madrid vs Alaves Tips and Predictions
Zidane’s side have won 12 of their last 15 home league games, and 10 of those victories have seen under 3.5 goals. Backing the hosts to win and fewer than four goals in the game is priced at 6/5 (2.20) and should be an appealing selection.
Prices correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.