Real Madrid vs Alaves

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Real Madrid vs Alaves Preview

  • Date – Tuesday, May 14
  • Kick-off Time – 8:00 pm GMT
  • Venue – Santiago Bernabeu

Real Madrid will host newly-promoted Alaves in a relaxed midweek clash in La Liga on Saturday, May 11. The Galacticos have already secured their 36th La Liga earlier this month and will now fully focus on their upcoming Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund.

Real Madrid have been crowned the 2023/24 La Liga champions and are coming off a 4-0 home win against Granada in its last game. The Galacticos would want to continue with their long unbeaten streak and aim for their ninth straight victory in La Liga at home. They have been a consistent performer in La Liga and other European competitions over the last two decades.

The Basque outfit finds themselves in the eleventh position in the league table and will enter this game on a strong note, picking up 10 points from their last four matches. Luis Garcia Plaza’s men have impressed following their promotion to the Spanish top flight this season. But they don’t have a good record against Madrid and this tie will be a difficult one for the visitors.

Real Madrid vs Alaves Team News

Real Madrid vs Alaves
Luka Modric with Toni Kroos (Getty Images)

Real Madrid will again be without David Alaba who has been out with a serious knee injury for the majority of the campaign. in-form Aurelien Tchouameni picked up a foot injury in the game against Bayern and is expected to make his return in the Champions League final.

As for Alaves, they have only one notable absentee in Aleksandar Sedlar who is out for the rest of the season. Loanee Samu Omorodion will be available after serving a suspension this weekend.

Real Madrid vs Alaves Predicted Lineups

Real Madrid Predicted XI:

Courtois; Carvajal, Rudiger, Nacho, Mendy; Valverde, Camavinga, Kroos; Bellingham; Diaz, Vinicius

Alaves Predicted XI:

Sivera; Tenaglia, Abqar, Marin, J Lopez; Benavidez, Guevara; Vicente, Guridi, Simeone; Kike Garcia

Real Madrid vs Alaves Head-to-Head

The two sides have faced off 23 times, with Real Madrid winning only 19 of them. Alaves have dominated by winning only three times while the other game ended in a draw.

Last five results:

  • Alaves 0-1 Real Madrid – La Liga – December 21, 2023
  • Real Madrid 3-0 Alaves – La Liga – February 19, 2022
  • Alaves 1-4 Real Madrid – La Liga – August 14, 2021
  • Alaves 1-4 Real Madrid – La Liga – January 23, 2021
  • Real Madrid 1-2 Alaves – La Liga – November 28, 2020

Real Madrid vs Alaves Prediction

Real Madrid vs Alaves
Alaves Squad (Getty Images)

The Galacticos are certainly the heavy favorites coming into this fixture who have had an outstanding domestic campaign. They will enter this game off the back of a 4-0 win over Granada and officially secured the league title on 4th May. Carlo Ancelotti’s sole focus would now be adding another Champions League trophy to their brimming cabinet.

Meanwhile, Alaves have found it difficult on their travels as they struggled for consistency in the first half of the 2023/24 season. Luis Garcia Plaza’s side have impressed and could still climb a few places as they currently sit 11th with three games remaining. They still have a puncher’s chance of finishing in the top half of the La Liga table.

Predicted Score: Real Madrid 3-0 Alaves

Real Madrid vs Alaves Odds (subject to change)

  • Real Madrid win – 1.29
  • Alaves win – 9.50
  • Draw – 5.60
  • Odds source – Unibet

Betting Tips

  • Real Madrid win – 1.90
  • Total goals under 2.5 – 2.28

Where to Watch Real Madrid vs Alaves

  • India – Jio Cinema, Sports 18
  • UK – ITV
  • US – ESPN+
  • Spain- DAZN

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