Alaves vs Real Madrid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 23 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Mendizorrotza.
The Royal Whites are the reigning champions of the competition, and are easily one of the best teams in the world. They are currently placed second in the table, giving a furious chase for the first spot for arch-rivals, Atleti.
They also have a point to prove – as the last match-day in the Copa del Rey, they were eliminated by a team from the third division.
Zinedine Zidane and his men now have a chip on their shoulders, and they need to silence their critics at the earliest.
Moreover, the season is getting heated as it has entered its second half. The team needs to ramp up momentum, and be prepared for their Champions League fixtures that will resume in February.
Meanwhile, El Glorioso are one of the weakest teams in the league, and are placed 17th in the table at the moment – hanging by a thread over the relegation cut-off. They are dropping points at an alarming rate, and conceding goals in plenty as well.
And on top of all that, they also have a worrying h2h record against this rival over the years.
As such, expect Real Madrid to post the win this weekend.
Alaves vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Los Blancos had won 12 of the previous 14 overall matches.
- They had scored two or more goals in 16 of the former 20 fixtures.
- The visitors had won five of the past six meetings at this venue.
- The guests had scored two or more goals in seven of the last nine games at this stadium.
Alaves vs Real Madrid Prediction
Abelardo Fernandez’s men lost 1-2 at home the last match-day, against Sevilla. In the meantime, the Royal Whites were held to a goalless draw the past game week on the road by Osasuna.
Going on, El Glorioso are on a three-game losing run, and had conceded ten goals in the process. They were also winless in 11 of their previous 15 overall games, and they have won just twice at home in their past 16 appearances.
On the other hand, their opposite number were unbeaten in ten of their last eleven overall match-ups, and they had gone on a six-game winning run in the process. And on the road, they have lost just thrice since March of 2020 – of which two had come in the CL.
Going on, the Los Blancos also have a phenomenal h2h record against this opponent over the years as well.
Considering these observations, expect Real Madrid to post the win this weekend.