La Liga is back after the past FIFA break and Real Madrid will be hosting Alaves at the Santiago Bernabeu. It will be extremely important for Los Blancos to control the game and take care of business as the next matches will be much harder, starting next Wednesday at Leganes.
Zinedine Zidane has decided to give Sergio Ramos some rest and he could possibly make some more rotations in this one as he will need his starters fresh for the tough games against Atletico, Bayern and Barcelona this month. Those matches could define Madrid's season and Zidane should take advantage of every opportunity to rest his stars.
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Prediction: Real Madrid 3 (Ronaldo x2, Bale)-0 Alaves