Real Madrid vs. Alaves 7/10/20 La Liga Soccer Picks and Prediction

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Alaves (9-8-17) at Real Madrid (23-8-3)

La Liga Soccer: Friday July 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Alfredo di Stefano Stadium)

The Line: Real Madrid -550 / Draw +550 / Alaves +1400 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Real Madrid host Alaves in La Liga soccer action from the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium on Friday afternoon.

Real Madrid come into this game leading La Liga on 77 points in 1st place with a record of 23 wins, 8 draws and 3 losses following a 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in their last match. In the win over Bilbao, the score was deadlocked at zero at halftime with Bilbao having the lone booking of the first half. The score was still tied for a good chunk of the second half before Sergio Ramos gave Real the lead from the penalty spot in the 73rd minute. Bilbao would try to equalize late, but they wouldn’t be able to register a shot on goal in the entire second half as Madrid held on for the victory. Karim Benzema leads Real Madrid with 17 goals and 7 assists while Sergio Ramos has 10 goals but will miss this game due to yellow card accumulation. Thibaut Courtois is Real Madrid’s top goalkeeper, conceding 0.55 goals per 90 minutes with 17 clean sheets in 31 league appearances this season.

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Alaves on the other hand, come into this match in 16th place on 35 points, tied with Eibar with a record of 9 wins, 8 draws and 17 losses following a fifth straight loss in the form of a 1-0 loss to Valladolid in their last match. In the loss to Valladolid, The first half saw no scoring with a pair of bookings coming Alaves’ way. Most of the second half remained scoreless as well until Valladolid broke the tie in the 88th minute, leaving Alaves scrambling for an equalizing goal that would never come. Lucas Perez leads Alaves in scoring with 11 goals along with 5 assists while Joselu has 10 goals for Alaves this season. Fernando Pacheco is Alaves’ starting goalkeeper, conceding 1.37 goals per 90 minutes with 6 clean sheets in 27 league appearances this season.

Real Madrid’s missing a good amount of punch from their lineup, with Ramos suspended for this one as well as Daniel Carvajal who is also missing with yellow card issues. However, Real are simply the better team here as they’re still perfect since the restart with four straight shutout wins while Alaves have lost five straight games with 4 of those losses seeing Alaves fail to get on the board. It’s not often that you have to lay juice, even minimal juice for a team to win to nil, but I just think that’s how far apart these two sides are. I’ll back Real Madrid to win to nil here, extending Alaves’ misery.

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Chris’s Pick Real Madrid win to nil -115

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