Real Madrid – Deportivo Alaves
Real Madrid will try to get even closer to the title when they host Deportivo Alaves at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Friday. Zinedine Zidane’s boys are complete favourites for this fixture.
Looking at Real Madrid’s current shape you can see why they are the favourites. Los Blancos won all of their games since the restart of the league, being absolutely merciless. That’s the main reason why Madrid overtook Barcelona at the top of the league. Right now they are four points ahead of Barca and they are just few games away from winning the title again.
In the previous round Real Madrid had a tough visit to Athletic Bilbao, but they managed to record a precious 1-0 win at the San Mames Barria. The captain Sergio Ramos scored the only goal in the game from a penalty kick. Ramos now has 10 goals from the start of the season in La Liga which is an impressive stat for a centre back.
Zinedine Zidane usually makes rotations in his games. Against Athletic he left Toni Kroos, Vinicius, Isco and Mendy on the bench, but don’t be surprised if you see them in the starting eleven on Friday.
Deportivo Alaves will try to finish the season without relegating to Segunda. At this moment they are 16th in the league with 35 points, which allows them to be 6 points ahead of the 18th Mallorca and the relegation zone. This is a good place to be when you have just a few matches until the end of the campaign.
Deportivo Alaves’ current shape is terrible, though – five losses in their last five matches. We simply don’t see how a team in such a condition could trouble the current leader.
In our football best betting tips we expect a complete domination by Real Madrid against Deportivo Alaves. The visitors are in a terrible shape, so we don’t expect any surprises here.