Real Madrid vs. Alaves predictions and odds: A soccer expert shares his La Liga choices and best bets for February 19, 2022.
On Saturday, Real Madrid will face bottom-placed Alaves in a Spanish La Liga match at Bernabeu Stadium in the hopes of regaining confidence.Real (16-6-2) is four points ahead of Sevilla in La Liga, but it has only won one of its previous five games in all competitions. Alaves (2-8-14) is currently 18th in the table and is attempting to escape relegation for the first time since 2015. It’s four points away from the safety of 17th place. Real Madrid drew 0-0 with Villareal last weekend before losing 1-0 to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League in the middle of the week. It will be anxious to get back on track, and it has won each of the last two games by a score of 4-1.
The game will begin at 3 p.m. ET in Madrid, Spain. In Caesars Sportsbook’s current Real Madrid vs. Alaves odds, Real Madrid is a -470 favourite (risk $470 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line. Alaves is a +1300 underdog, a draw is +550, and the total goals over-under is 3.5, with the under priced at -160. Check out SportsLine soccer specialist Jon Eimer’s La Liga predictions before betting on Alaves vs. Real Madrid.
Eimer is a high-volume betor with a broad understanding of leagues and players throughout the world. Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, the FA Cup, and much more since joining SportsLine. During a recent two-month period, the Indiana-based handicapper went 260-133-1 with over 90 units of profit for his community on numerous platforms.
From every perspective, Eimer has now dissected Real Madrid vs. Alaves from every perspective and provided his highly sought-after La Liga choices and predictions. To see his choices, go to SportsLine right now. The betting odds and trends for Alaves vs. Real Madrid are as follows:
Alaves vs. Real Madrid spread: Real Madrid-1.5 (-160)
Real Madrid vs. Alaves over/under: 3.5 goals (over +130, under -160).
Real Madrid vs. Alaves betting odds: Real is -470, Alaves is +300, and the draw is +550.
Real Madrid’s Casemiro leads La Liga with 53 tackles won.
Alaves: Joselu has won the most aerials in La Liga, with 220.
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Los Blancos have scored the most goals in the league (48) while allowing the fewest (20). They are also third in La Liga in terms of time of possession (61%) compared to Alaves, who are 19th (41.8). The key will be whether they can score, which Karim Benzema (17 goals in the league) and Vinicius Junior (12) are more than capable of. Real enjoyed a 17-9 shooting lead and six shots on goal against Villareal on Saturday, but they were unable to score. It didn’t have a shot on target against PSG but seemed to be aiming for a road draw until Kylian Mbappe’s 94th-minute strike thwarted that ambition.
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Alaves has lost eight of its last twelve away games, allowing the second-most goals in La Liga. It has surrendered 39 goals in 24 games, with 24 of them coming on the road. Real Madrid has not lost at home this season (8-4-0), outscoring its opponents 24-8. The last time Real Madrid lost to Alaves in Madrid, it was in a different stadium, behind closed doors, while the Bernabeu was being renovated. This time, the mood should be completely different. El Glorioso has only scored 19 goals this season, so getting anything past Thibaut Courtois, one of the league’s best goalkeepers, will be difficult.
Why should you support Alaves?
El Glorioso enters with some confidence after winning its fifth game of the season on Sunday, a 2-1 triumph against Valencia. It also won the most recent game between these teams, a 2-1 triumph at Alfredo di Stefano Stadium in Madrid in 2020. Joselu scored the game-winning goal in both games, in the 49th minute of the 2020 encounter and on a penalty kick on Sunday. He has six penalty goals to lead the league, and he is tied for third overall with 12 goals. He definitely annoys opponents with his boxing ability, and he now has 51 shots in La Liga.
Alaves also excels in the air, winning just under 58% of aerial duels to lead the league. Joselu, who stands at 6-foot-4, is one of La Liga’s finest in this area. Matt Miazga of the United States Men’s National Team is in fifth place with a 77.6 percent victory rate, however he has started the last three games from the bench. El Glorioso has a lot of shots, but just 29.3 percent of them are on target, which is the third-lowest percentage in La Liga. Vctor Laguardia, who is tied for sixth in the league in successful clearances (118), and Ruben Duarte, who is tied for fifth in interceptions (49), are both tenacious defenders. Real has only managed to score once in its last four games.
How to choose between Alaves and Real Madrid
Eimer has looked at Real Madrid vs. Alaves from every perspective, and he believes the goal total will be higher. He also shares his best bets, including one that paid out, as well as a detailed analysis of the game. At SportsLine, he solely shares his choices.