Real Madrid 5-2-2, Deportivo Alaves 2-4-4
11/28/20 3 pm
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Real Madrid is welcoming Deportivo Alaves to Santiago Bernabeu in round 11 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Real Madrid has been struggling in the attacking end as of late, but their win against Inter earlier this week in the Champions League has certainly boosted their confidence. Real Madrid has won this match 0-2 on the road. Real hasn’t won any of their last 2 LaLiga games while scoring 2 goals and conceding 5 goals. With 17 points, Real Madrid is in 4th place, and they have scored 15 goals while conceding 10 goals so far. In their last LaLiga game, Real was playing on the road against Villarreal, and they have had 53% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 2 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 89% of the correct passes. After getting ahead in the 2nd minute, Real Madrid was forced to defend for most of the game, and they conceded a penalty kick in the 76th minute, which Villarreal turned into a goal. The final result of this game was 1-1. Benzema has scored 4 goals for Real in LaLiga so far this season, while Valverde added 3 goals. Rodrygo and Benzema both have 3 assists. Odriozola, Ramos, Valverde, and Benzema are injured, while Militao and Jovic are still in quarantine. Real is really missing some defensive options this season because when Benzema is not playing, Real is not scoring. Hazard has recovered, but he is still out of form. Real has won the title last season, but I’m not sure they can defend it.
Deportivo hasn’t lost any of their last 4 games, but they have missed a perfect opportunity to get another win last weekend. Deportivo was hosting Valencia last weekend, and they have had only 33% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and only 68% of the correct passes. Deportivo was leading 2-0 at halftime, but they gambled away that lead in the second half, and this match ended in a 2-2 draw. So far, Alaves is outside the relegation zone, in 15th place with 10 points, 9 scored goals, and 12 conceded goals. The only goal for Alaves is to stay out of the relegation zone, and they are looking solid this season, which will go a long way with securing their LaLiga spot. Lucas Perez is the leading goalscorer for Alaves with 2 goals and 2 assists. Mendez has 1 goal and 1 assist. Pons is injured, while Burgui is still questionable for this game. As I’ve mentioned, Alaves is doing good so far, but the season is long, and a lot of things can change.
The trends are heavily on Real’s side in this matchup, and they haven’t lost any of their last 3 games to Alaves. With a hard Champions League game behind them, Real can breathe a little bit easier, and they can focus on LaLiga. Real is the better team here, and I think they will get a win here.