It's clear that this should be one of the easiest matches Real Madrid will be playing in April, so Zidane might as well rotate some of his starters after the FIFA break in order to keep them fresh for the demanding matches against Atletico, Bayern Munich and Barcelona ahead.
Players like Isco, James, Mateo Kovacic, Morata or Marco Asensio are good enough to beat Alaves at home and they will want to prove that they deserve minutes when the big games arrive.
Real Madrid predicted XI: Casilla, Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Nacho, Kroos, Kovacic, Isco, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Alaves predicted XI: Pacheco, Femenia, Laguardia, Alexis, Feddal, Theo, Toquero, Camarasa, Garcia, Ibai, Deyverson.
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Prediction: Real Madrid 3 (Ronaldo x2, Bale)-0 Alaves