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Alaves vs Real Madrid, 2021 La Liga: Predicted lineups

Can Madrid bounce back from their last three games?

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Real Madrid visit Alaves hoping to get the three points after their last disappointing games against Osasuna, Athletic Bilbao and Alcoyano. Coach Zinedine Zidane will be away from the team after testing positive for Covid-19 and assistant coach Davide Bettoni will be in charge.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Vazquez, Varane, Militao, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Asensio, Hazard, Benzema.

Alaves predicted XI: Pacheco, Navarro, Laguardia, Lejeune, Duarte, Mendez, Battaglia, Pina, Rioja, Joselu, Perez.

Alaves are fighting to avoid relegation and will surely put up a fight tonight. Real Madrid’s players should come out trying to send a message and prove they can still compete for the title, no matter Atletico de Madrid’s current lead in the table.

Hazard and Asensio will likely start on the flanks alongside Benzema, with Vazquez replacing Carvajal on the right side of the defensive line once again. Real Madrid have a thin squad but they also have the tools to beat Alaves.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

Date: 01/23/2020

Time: 21:00 CET (local time), 03:00pm EST.

Venue: Mendizorroza, Vitoria, Spain.

Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar La Liga (Spain)

Available Streaming: BeIN Sports Connect (USA), Fubo.TV (USA).

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