Alaves vs Real Madrid

, KO: 20:30 Dec 21, 2023, Estadio De Mendizorroza
Real Madrid

Real Madrid travel to Alaves for a Thursday night La Liga fixture as they look to maintain their recent good form. Los Blancos continue to ease past most opponents and should have too much quality for their hosts, who have been a bit erratic in recent weeks.

Alaves head into Thursday’s clash off the back of a 3-0 defeat to Girona in their previous La Liga fixture. They proved to be no match for the La Liga leaders and were second best throughout the encounter, finishing with just two attempts on target.

That result highlights a poor run of results for Alaves, who have picked up just two wins from their last 13 La Liga matches. They are currently in the bottom half of the standings and sitting three points above the bottom three, could find themselves in the relegation zone if results do not go their way this season.

While Alaves have done some of their best work in home soil this season, the results have still been a bit erratic. Luis Garcia’s men have picked up four wins from eight La Liga matches at the Estadio De Mendizorroza but were beaten 1-0 by Las Palmas in their previous fixture in front of their fans.

Real Madrid have enjoyed a superb campaign this season as they have lost just once across all competitions so far. They are two points off surprise leaders Girona and can go top of the standings if results go their way this week.

Los Blancos’ last defeat in any competition was back in September as they are currently on a 16 match unbeaten run. Carlo Ancelotti’s men have picked up 13 wins in that run, including a 4-1 victory over Villarreal in their previous La Liga fixture.

Things are just as smooth for Real Madrid on their travels this season as they are unbeaten in their last eight away matches across all competition, claiming six wins in that run. However, they have been unconvincing at the back, conceding three goals in the last two fixtures in that run.

How the bookies view it

Real Madrid have been installed as overwhelming favourites and are priced at 4/7 by Coral to claim the win. Alaves are considered outsiders among the bookies with a home victory priced at 5/1 by BetVictor while a draw is set at odds of 10/3 by William Hill.

Head to head

Real Madrid have a 19-3 advantage with two draws from 24 previous matches against Alaves. Los Blancos have also won the last three meetings at the Estadio De Mendizorroza, including back-to-back 4-1 victories on their last two trips.

Players to watch

Alaves will be looking to take advantage of Real Madrid’s unconvincing defence and Samu Omorodion will be the one to watch on Thursday. The forward has four La Liga goals this season and is priced at 10/3 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.

Jude Bellingham grabbed his 13th La Liga goal of the season last time out against Villarreal and is priced at 7/4 by BoyleSports to maintain his scoring run on Thursday. Having found the net six times in his last five La Liga matches, Rodrygo could also be worth keeping an eye on at 13/8 with BoyleSports.

Anything else catch the eye?

The last two meetings at the Estadio De Mendizorroza have produced over 3.5 goals, which is priced at 2-1 with BetVictor. Over 2.5 goals is valued at 8/11 with bet365 while William Hill is offering odds of 4/5 on both teams to score.

Real Madrid have picked up a few one-sided victories in recent meetings with Alaves and could be backed in the -1 handicap market at 8/5 with 888Sport. They could also be backed to score in both halves at 7/5 with BoyleSports while a win in both halves is valued at 3/1 by bet365.

This match between Alaves and Real Madrid will be played on Dec 21, 2023 and kick off at 20:30. Check below for our tipsters best Alaves vs Real Madrid prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Alaves vs Real Madrid Betting Tips & Predictions
Real Madrid to score in both halves
Real Madrid -1 handicap
Jude Bellingham anytime goalscorer

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