The match against Alaves today 10/7 is likely to be another step of Real in the journey to conquer La Liga.
* Real – Alaves: 3h Saturday 11/7, Hanoi time.
Thanks to winning against Espanyol in the early kick, the Barca group is currently only one point behind Real, but Zidane’s teachers can re-establish the gap of four points by defeating Alaves. Based on recent performance, the quest to win is not too difficult for them.
Real have won all seven matches since La Liga returned. In the last four matches, teachers and Zidane did not even let the net. According to experts, stability is the biggest difference factor, helping Real gradually rise above Barca.
During the last 11 seasons, Real have only won La Liga twice. Meanwhile, Barca won the championship eight times, with the remaining one belonging to Atletico. The big difference in achievement over the past decade is a motivation for Real to be more determined on the track this season.
Barca hope Alaves can make a surprise, but recent matches do not show a positive signal about the 16th-ranked team. Alaves have lost the last five matches – the result circuit made coach Asier Garitano fired. last weekend.
To be a guest on the Real pitch right on the debut is too difficult a task for new coach Juan Muniz. The coach who used to hold Malaga in the 2018-2019 season needs to soon stabilize the spirit of the new students, and work out a reasonable plan to deal with the leading team.
Alaves currently has 35 points across 34 games, six more than the relegation risk group. If continued to decline, Muniz’s team could be caught up by Mallorca.
In terms of force, Real will be without the service of Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal. These two players received enough yellow cards for a one-match suspension. Raphael Varane and Eder Militao, central defenders played well recently, are more likely to replace.
In the upline, Eden Hazard has not completely recovered from injury. Therefore, Vinicius can partner with Benzema and Asensio.
Alaves only missed defender Duarte and goalkeeper Pacheco due to injury. However, the quality of players and tactics are a big problem for the visitors.
Expected starting lineup:
Real Madrid: Courtois; Mendy, Militao, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Vinicius, Benzema, Asensio
Alaves: Jimenez; Aguirregabiria, Laguardia, Magellan, Marin; Pons, Fejsa, Pina, Mendez; Joselu, Perez