Date and Time: 20th February 2022 @1:30 AM IST
Venue: Santiago Bernabéu
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Real Madrid vs Alaves Team News:
Real Madrid has no injury or suspension issues coming into this weekend’s match against PSG, except Mariano Diaz (pelvis). However, head coach Carlo Ancelotti is anticipated to make a handful of changes from the team that began against PSG. Luka Modric may be replaced in the centre of the park by Federico Valverde, while Rodrygo is in a position to replace Marco Asensio on the right-wing of the front three.
Due to Ancelotti’s insistence that Karim Benzema did not injure his hamstring during the defeat in Paris, the Frenchman will continue to lead the line. There will be no changes at the back, with Ferland Mendy having come through Tuesday’s game with no problems despite his recent injury to the same muscle.
Alaves, on the other hand, will be without the services of Ximo Navarro for the second time this season due to a knee injury, but the visitors are otherwise in good form coming into this game. Even though they have not played since Sunday, it would not be surprising to see Mendilibar deploy the same starting lineup that went to the field for the opening kickoff against Valencia.
However, Joselu should once again lead the line, with Luis Rioja and Jason likely to keep their positions in the wide areas. Edgar Mendez and Pere Pons are possibly the two players who are pressing the hardest to be included in the starting lineup.
Real Madrid vs Alaves Probable Playing XI:
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius
Alaves possible starting lineup:
Pacheco; Tenaglia, Laguardia, Lejeune, Duarte; Jason, Escalante, Pina, Loum, Rioja; Joselu
Real Madrid vs Alaves Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Real Madrid win (1.22)
Alaves win (13.00)
The One-Liner Explainer:
After a terrible run of results, Real Madrid is in desperate need of a confidence-boosting victory, and we fully anticipate the home side to prevail this weekend. Even though Alaves excelled against Valencia last time out and triumphed at the Bernabeu in the previous season, Ancelotti’s team should be able to take all three points tonight.