It's that time of the year when candidates to win the Liga title have to take care of business in tough, cold nights in places like Vitoria.
Real Madrid have what it takes to beat Alavés but these games are never easy as the home-field advantage is bigger than ever. Furthermore, Madrid will likely be thinking about getting a much-needed break this Christmas, so this match could very well be a trap one for Los Blancos.
Nacho will replace Alaba in the lineup while Madrid consider exploring the transfer market for another central defender.
Kepa will also be back in the starting lineup, so the battle for the starting spot between the sticks is getting interesting.
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA
Time: 21:30 CET, 03:30pm EST.
Venue: Mendizorroza, Vitoria, Spain.
Available TV: Movistar La Liga, ABC
Available Streaming: ESPN+
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