Deportivo Alaves vs. Real Madrid 1/23/21 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Deportivo Alaves vs. Real Madrid 1/23/21 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Deportivo Alaves 4-6-9, Real Madrid 11-4-3

1/23/21 3 pm

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Deportivo Alaves is welcoming Real Madrid to Estadio de Mendizorroza in round 20 in the Spanish LaLiga.

Alaves continues to struggle this season, and they are now on a 3-game losing streak while losing 4 of their last 5 games, and winning only 1 of their last 6 games. Despite their bad form, Alaves is still outside the relegation zone, in 17th place with 18 points, 17 scored goals, and 25 conceded goals. In their last LaLiga game against Sevilla at home, Alaves has had only 37% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and low 69% of the correct passes. Alaves has scored a goal in the 12th minute, but they were losing 1-2 at the half time. In the 91st minute, Alaves has had a penalty kick to tie the game, but Joselu missed, and Alaves ended up losing this match 1-2. Lucas Perez is the leading goalscorer for Alaves with 4 goals, while Mendez and Joselu added 3 goals each. Ely is the only injured player for Alaves at this time. I know that Alaves is struggling on both ends, and it will be a tough rest of the season for them, but in the end, I see Alaves staying in LaLiga because I think there are weaker teams than them.

Real Madrid seems to be in crisis, again, and they haven’t won any of their last 3 games while winning only 1 of their last 5 games. Real Madrid has lost in the Spanish Super Cup semifinals to Bilbao last weekend, and then they lost to a Spanish lower division team in Copa del Rey. The latest news for Real Madrid is that coach Zidane has the Coronavirus, and he will miss leading the next few games for Real Madrid. With 37 points, Real Madrid is in second place, but they are 7 points behind Atletico Madrid at the top, and only 3 points ahead of Barcelona. So far this season, Real has been solid on both ends, but we know that something has been rotten in this club for a while. In their last LaLiga game, Real Madrid was playing against Osasuna on the road, and they were the dominant team with 71% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 4 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and a solid 89% of the correct passes. Despite all their chances, Real Madrid couldn’t score a goal, and this game ended in a 0-0 draw. Rodrygo, Nacho, Ramos, Valverde, and Odegaard are all injured for Real Madrid. Benzema has scored 8 goals and added 5 assists so far this season. Real Madrid could use a win here, but I’m not sure they can get it in their current form.

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The trends are heavily on Real’s side in this matchup, and they have lost only 1 game so far this season, while Alaves has lost their last 3 straight games. Even with all the injuries, Real Madrid has a lot of good players left, but the question is if they are in good form. I’m gonna take the goals here because Real’s defense is decimated, while Alaves can score some goals.

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