Alaves vs. Real Madrid Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 7-10-2020
Deportivo Alaves (9-8-17) vs. Real Madrid (23-8-3)
Spanish La Liga soccer on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 16:00 ET
Venue: Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium, Madrid, Spain
The Line: Deportivo Alaves +1089/ Draw +475/ Real Madrid -434; O/U 3
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Real Madrid (WWWWW) will host Deportivo Alaves (LLLLL) in round 35 of the Spanish La Liga Santander at the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium in Madrid.
Real Madrid has proven themselves unstoppable since league restart, winning all their games with an average of 1.57 goals margin of victory. The Madrid stars occupy the top of the league table and are looking to claim another La Liga title since 2017. Coming into this game, Real Madrid has recorded 23 wins, 8 draws, and 3 losses. Sitting on 77 points, Madrid is 4 points ahead of Barcelona and is strong enough to maintain the lead without conceding any defeat in their remaining 4 games. In their last time out, Real Madrid defeated Athletic Bilbao by a lone goal to nil to record their 3rd one-goal margin victory in a row. In the game, Sergio Ramos scored a penalty in the 73rd minute of the game to record his 10th goal for the team. Real Madrid recorded 56% ball possession and 10 goal attempts in the match. So far this season, Real Madrid has scored 62 goals and conceded 21 goals. They have also recorded 18 clean sheets, 514 shots out of which 213 are on-target, 76 yellow card, and 4 red card bookings.
Key players to look out for are Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema. Benzema remains the team’s highest goalscorer and the league’s second-highest goalscorer. The French forward has sported 17 goals, 7 assists, 105 shots, and 53 shots on target. Sergio Ramos follows him with 10 goals. After 32 appearances, Ramos remains La Liga’s best scoring defender. In front of the net for Real Madrid is Thibaut Courtois. Still the best goalkeeper in La Liga this season, he has recorded 16 clean sheets, the highest in the league. The Belgian goalkeeper has allowed only 18 goals in 30 appearances, an average of 0.60 goals allowed per 90 minutes, and 66 saves.
On the other side, Alaves’ performance since league restart has been awful. They struggle to steer clear of the relegation zone, recording only one win out of 7 previous games. Sitting in the 16th position with 35 points, Deportivo Alaves has recorded 9 wins, 8 draws and 17 losses. In their last time out, Alaves conceded their 5th defeat in a row to Real Valladolid. In the match, Joaquin Fernandez scored the only goal of the match for Real Valladolid in the 88th minute of the game. Overall, Alaves has recorded 32 goals, 51 concedes, 286 shots, out of which 95 shots are on-target, 8 clean sheets, 102 yellow card, and 6 red card bookings.
Key players holding Alaves’ forward group are Joselu and Lucas Perez. Perez has recorded 11 goals and 5 assists in 31 appearances, the team’s highest. On the other hand, Joselu is the team’s second-highest goalscorer with 10 goals and 2 assists. Roberto Jimenez will make his 6th goalkeeping appearance for Alaves in the match. Jimenez has allowed 11 goals in his previous appearances, an average of 2.3 goals allowed per 90 minutes. He has also recorded 7 saves and one clean sheet.
Real Madrid has impressive meeting records with Alaves. Since 2001, Alaves has been able to defeat Real Madrid once in 15 meetings. In their first meeting earlier this season, Madrid beat Alaves by a 2-1 score. So far this season, Real Madrid has won 13 home games out of 17, which puts them in the second position, while Alaves has won an unimpressive 2 games out of 17 away games.
Coach: Asier Garitano
Goalkeeper: Roberto Jimenez
Players: Ximo Navarro, Rodrigo Ely, Victor Laguardia, Adrian Marin, Aleix Vidal Parreu, Tomas Pina, Víctor Camarasa, Édgar Méndez, Joselu and Lucas Pérez Martínez
Coach: Zinedine Zidane
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois
Players: Marcelo, Javi Hernández, Éder Militão, Ferland Mendy, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Isco, Federico Valverde, Vinícius Júnior and Karim Benzema
Prediction: Take Real Madrid -434
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