Real Madrid’s hopes of bridging the gap at the top of the summit will be tested today when Alaves visit the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.
The Los Merengues are coming from an inspiring 2-0 win over Inter Milan in midweek. Head coach of the side Zinedine Zidane has hinted at approaching the game as if it is another cup final.
According to his words, coming up against a La Liga side is always difficult. However, this is just gameplay antics from the manager.
Real Madrid will be looking up to some brilliant players who have contributed immensely amid injuries woes rocking the entire squad.
As we approach kick-off, we take out time to look at players that are expected to lead Real Madrid to victory against Alaves.
Real Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves – the five players to watch
Thibaut Courtois has been brilliant in between the sticks in recent matches even though he’s not the best when it comes to clean sheets this season.
But the Belgian has been an important figure at the back, helping the team secure a valuable win over Inter Milan at the San Siro.
There’s no better way to analyze the entire squad of the Los Merengues without mentioning the name of this superstar.
Casemiro has been a core part of the squad since the start of the new season.
3. Martin Odegaard
There’s no other way to describe the Norwegian midfielder than his brilliant performance lately. One of the main reasons he’s been the most preferred option in the middle of the park.
The coach has always preferred to play Martin Odegaard ahead of Isco Alcoron.
4. Rodrygo Goes
The young Brazilian forward has not failed to hit the back of the net whenever he’s introduced to the field of play.
Honestly judging the Brazilian, he is a guarantor of goals even though he is not a starter.
5. Eden Hazard
Since his full recovery from injury, Hazard has turned out to be one of the most influential players on the pitch for Real Madrid.
The last timeout, he converted a spot-kick to put Madrid in front in Italy. With his fitness in good shape, he is expected to spearhead the attack for the whites against there visitors Alaves.