Real Madrid visit Alaves and this will be a must-win for Los Blancos as they are already seven points behind Barcelona in the table. Their recent form at the Bernabeu, where they have not recorded a single win in this La Liga season, has made things quite tough for them and now they can’t afford more mistakes after just five matches played.
Furthermore, coach Zinedine Zidane will be without Marcelo, Toni Kroos, Karim Benzema, Mateo Kovacic, Theo and Jesus Vallejo in this game. Luckily enough for him, Madrid might not need them against one of the most mediocre sides in the Spanish Primera Division.
Expect Isco, Asensio, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bale starting upfront while Casemiro and Modric play in the midfield. Nacho will be the one deployed on the left side of the team’s defensive line.
All things considered, Madrid should win this one. But the very same thing could’ve been said when they faced Levante and Betis at the Bernabeu.
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Time: 16:15 CET, 10:15am EST, 07:15am Pacific.
Venue: Mendizorroza, Alava, Spain.
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