In a perfect world, teams would win their respective leagues in some style, blowing away the opposition and tearing away at the top until they eventually cannot be caught. That is what Liverpool did this season in the English Premier League, but that way of winning is usually not the norm. More often than not, we see the battle for a division title come down to 2 or 3 teams, with the eventual winner often needing to find ways to grind out wins in games where they do not play particularly well. It is the ability to find wins and pick up points in those games that create a level of consistent winning that takes a team to a title. Let’s preview one of the upcoming matches so you can set down your bets against their La Liga odds.
Alaves Vs Real Madrid Game Preview
There are 4 rounds of games still to be played in La Liga, and while Real Madrid has the upper and on Barcelona at the moment, you can bet that no-one is taking anything for granted at the moment. Real Madrid will have the opportunity to maintain their lead at the top when they host Alaves on Friday afternoon. Madrid are favored by 2 goals in their own building, with the goal total for this one set at 3.
Why bet on Real Madrid
If Real Madrid do end up winning La Liga, it is not going to be in a style that anyone will remember with any great adoration. They were not playing particularly good football before the lockdown, and while their results since returning have been far from convincing, you do have to take into account the strange nature of the season. That they have been able to maintain a 100% record since returning is a testament to their ability to handle what is indeed a very odd situation. Their latest win was a 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao on the road, a result that has been similar to what they have delivered since the return. Madrid will head back home for this one, where they are a very solid 13-4-0, scoring 36 and surrendering just 10. In their last 5 home games against Alaves, Madrid has won by a combined score of 18-2.
Why bet on Alaves
Alaves came very close to delivering a major upset in their previous meeting this season with Real Madrid, but they ended up going down 2-1 at home. There had been a bit of a similar story going on when these two teams meet in Alaves, as those games always end up being tight. As we already mentioned earlier, that is absolutely not the case when they meet in Madrid. While not yet officially safe from the drop, Alaves are 6 points clear of the relegation zone, so you would have to think that they will remain in La Liga this season, even if they get nothing out of this one. On the road this season, Alaves are 2-3-12, scoring 12 and surrendering 37.
General Match Info D. Alaves Vs Real Madrid
- When: Friday, July 10 at 4 PM EST
- Where: Alfredo di Stefano Stadium, Madrid
- Alaves Vs Real Madrid Live: beIN
- Money Lines: D. Alaves wins +1043 / Real Madrid wins -434 / Draw +463
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
A win here would put Real Madrid one step closer to clinching the La Liga crown, so do not expect them to come out flat. They have dominated Alaves at home and I expect more of the same in this one.
Pick: Real Madrid 4 Alaves 0