Welcome to cfrealmadrid.com. We will do a preview of the match of Deportivo Alaves vs Real Madrid that is to be played in Laliga Santander 2019-20. After the draw in the Champions League against PSG, Real Madrid is travelling to Vitoria-Gasteiz for the match against Alves. Real Madrid have 28 points with 2nd spot on the table. On the other hand, Alaves have 13 points and are on 13th spot in the La Liga table.
This game serves up a repeat of one of Real Madrid’s darkest hours from last season. Los Blancos conceded with late goal of Manu Garcia which lifted the roof of Mendizorrotza as Alaves fans were drowned in the glory of a rare win in 87 years from Los Blancos. A repeat can’t entirely be ruled out this weekend but there are now at least plenty of signs that Real Madrid are on the right track again. Lets have detailed match Preview of Deportivo vs Real Madrid:
Deportivo Alaves vs Real Madrid – Match Preview:
Zidane will plan to play some rotations in the match but Mendizorrotza is still a tough place to go. Alaves have only conceded twice in 7 home games so far this season in La Liga. Although In Last 6 competitive meetings, Real Madrid Won 5 times and Alaves has only one victory to cherish. Moreover, We’ve won 10 of their last 11 overall against Alaves in La Liga.
Real Madrid will know what to expect here with Alaves’ front two posing a real threat. Joselu is winning more aerials than any other player in the La Liga and he has the perfect partner in form of Lucas Perez with the duo having bagged 13 goals between them. There will be a physical test as much as anything for Los Blancos. Zidane have to choose between playing Isco in a free role in a tweaked formation for this kind of game or to go with Gareth Bale as Eden Hazard is suffering from an ankle injury.
Deportivo Alaves vs Real Match is scheduled to be played on November 30, Saturday at 01:00 PM as per local time in Mendizorrotza Stadium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola, and Altube.
Defenders: Carvajal, Odriozola, Militao, Ramos, Marcelo and Mendy.
Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, and Isco.
Attackers: Benzema, Jovic , Bale, Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo.
Omitted Players: James, Hazard, Vasquez, Mariano, Brahim, Odriozola, Nacho , Asensio.
Thibaut Courtois will preferably start for Real Madrid. Courtois will continue his form and performances in domestic league. PSG game did not go well for him especially in last 10 minutes of the match. His role against Alaves will be very important.
In the heart of defense, Varane is not in the squad. So, Sergio Ramos and Eder Militao will start the game. Militao will come in the side after a long time. He will have to perform and build confidence in Zidane’s heart to pick him over out of form Varane in the starting line up. Sergio Ramos have to sort out his cheeky problems as in the last game against Sociedad, his mistake cost us a goal.
Odriozola is in the squad for Varane but in the right back position, Dani Carvajal will start and play the whole match unless a injury or any special substitution is not made. Ferland Mendy with his defensive studded abilities unlike Marcelo who played the great game against PSG will have to start. Both can play but Zidane will preferably go with Marcelo.
Zidane has emphasized the importance of Modric with comparison to Valverde in those words that “Modric is Modric and Valverde is coming”. So with Casemiro who will play at the time and Kroos who is the heart of Madrid’s midfield , Zidane has to choose between the two. I will definitely play Valverde keeping the form and energy he brings in the field. Zidane have to play him whole 90 minutes and play Modric instead of Kroos in the substitution but Zidane has always have his own plans.
The other thing in the midfield is whether the Zidane will play an extra midfielder or give a chance to Rodrygo or Vinicius Jr. In the starting line-up. Isco was one of the best players in the field against PSG. His chemistry with Hazard was very impressive. He can come early in the second half and continue from where he left .
Karim Benzema will start the match for sure. He scored 10 goals in the league so far. He is in the prime form. Real Madrid must take advantage from him and played him the full game against Alaves. Bale is the other strong contender to play alongside Benzema. He received a mix reception in the last two matches. Some fans acknowledged him or chanting him but some booing him for his National team controversy with Real Madrid.
The other big issue is to give chance to Vinicius Jr., as there is speculation that Vini will go to the winter loan to another club. Real Madrid ruled out any possibility of Vinicius going any where. The Copa Del Rey matches is yet to come as he and other youngsters like Jovic, has great room to play. Vinicius was not in the squad for the last two games. Zidane has to give him some minutes against Alaves. Rodrygo may start the game with Benzema and Bale if Zidane opt for 4-3-3 formation.
Los Blancos have plenty of players in form and they should come away with the win. Alaves should not be underestimated and while what they do is quite basic in some respects, they could cause problems in this game with their in-form strikers. So, I will predict 1-3 with Real Madrid winning the game.
Well, that’s all from the Match Preview of Deportivo Alaves vs Real Madrid. So, what are your thoughts on this game? Which players would you choose in the starting line-up and what are your score predictions? Let us know in the comments section below. We will come back with the Match Review just a couple of hours after the game. Until then, Hala Madrid!