Real Madrid v Alaves Betting Preview | Saturday 24th February

Real Madrid v Alaves Betting Preview Saturday 24th February

In our Real Madrid v Alaves betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Saturday afternoon’s La Liga clash.

Real Madrid v Alavés Betting Preview

Date: 24/02/18

Time: 15:15

Venue: Santiago Bernabéu

Channel: Sky Sports Football

After a comfortable victory midweek against Leganés, Real Madrid moved up to 3rd place in La Liga, although they still sit 7 points behind 2nd placed Atlético Madrid and 14 points behind league leaders Barcelona. Alavés have had a tremendous turnaround since they came under new management. Abelardo’s men have skyrocketed from the relegation zone, putting themselves a comfortable 10 points from it.

Los Blancos will have the home advantage going into the game, and if Zidane’s side perform as they have done in the last few games they shouldn’t have much of a challenge. However, this season has seen Real lose crucial points in relatively easy games, and the underdog is always overlooked.

Alavés are on a high and will go in full of confidence and with a real possibility of gaining points. However, Real Madrid are still lethal in attack, and they tend to need little chances to convert them into goals.

Team News

Real Madrid are missing a lot of key players: Kroos, Marcelo & Modric through injury and Sergio Ramos is suspended. However, Alavés will be without Munir- also suspended.

Potential Real Madrid Starting XI: Navas, Hernández, Varane, Nacho, Carvajal, Isco, Casemiro, Kovacic, Vázquez, Asensio, Ronaldo.

Potential Alavés Starting XI: Pachecho, Ruano, Ely, Laguardia, Duarte, Gómez, García, Pina, Pedraza, Guidetti, Sobrino.

Head To Head

  • Real Madrid have won the last 3 games in La Liga this decade.

Stats & Facts

  • Real Madrid have won the last 8 games against Alavés in all competitions.
  • Alavés have won their last 3 matches, all by a 1 goal margin.

Betting Odds

  • Real Madrid 1/8
  • Draw 15/2
  • Alavés 14/1

Popular Bets

  • Over 2.5 goals ¼
  • Ronaldo to score anytime 5/11