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Alaves vs Real Madrid LIVE La Liga: Predictions, team news, where to watch details, odds

Follow all the latest updates as Real Madrid travel to the Mendizorrotza Stadium to take on Alaves

Kieran Jackson
Saturday 06 October 2018 00:10
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FIFA Player of the Year Luke Modric is commander to Madrid's midfield
FIFA Player of the Year Luke Modric is commander to Madrid's midfield

Real Madrid can go top at least temporarily on Saturday as they travel to the Basque country to take on Alaves.

The hosts have had a strong start to the season, and lie in sixth place with eleven points. Their most impressive victory was a 5-1 win away at Rayo Vallecano two weeks ago.

Real Madrid on the other hand are not in great form, and haven’t scored in their last three matches – their worst goalscoring run for 12 years. They also come off the back of a surprise 1-0 defeat to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.

What time does it start?

Alaves vs Real Madrid kicks off at 5:30pm (BST) on Saturday 6 October.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live online on Eleven Sports from 5:30pm (BST).

Highlights will be uploaded to the Eleven Sports website after the match.

It’s a big game for…

Toni Kroos: Midfield maestro Toni Kroos made an uncharacteristic error in the Champions League on Tuesday, gifting a goal to CSKA Moscow with a short back-pass. It proved costly, as the European champions lost 1-0 in Russia, but the German international is likely to retain his place in the starting XI alongside Casemiro and Dani Ceballos. The 28-year-old is yet to register a goal or an assist for his club this season.

Toni Kroos was at fault in Real Madrid's defeat to CSKA Moscow

Toni Kroos was at fault in Real Madrid's defeat to CSKA Moscow (Getty)Remember when…

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick and missed a penalty in this fixture between the sides in 2016. Alaves took the lead early on, before Ronaldo’s treble and a goal by Alvaro Morata secured a 4-1 win for Los Blancos.

Player to watch…

Gareth Bale: The Welshman is the club’s joint top-scorer this season, with four goals alongside Karim Benzema. Filling the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus, the 29-year-old will be available for the game after overcoming a minor groin injury sustained in the Madrid derby last week.

Bale is now Madrid's chief galactico

Past three-meetings…

Real Madrid 4 (Ronaldo 2, Bale, Benzema) Alaves 0, La Liga, February 2018

Alaves 1 (Garcia) Real Madrid 2 (Ceballos 2), La Liga, September 2017

Real Madrid 3 (Benzema, Isco, Nacho) Alaves 0, La Liga, April 2017

Odds…

Alaves to win: 15/2

Real Madrid to win: 7/20

Draw: 19/5

(Odds provided by 888 Sport)

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Cristiano Ronaldo returns to action for Juve after missing out in midweek through suspension, as Juventus take on struggling Udinese in Serie A. Follow all the latest from this game as well as Alaves vs Real Madrid and other European updates. Full team news coming right up...

Lawrence Ostlere6 October 2018 13:47
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  ↵The line-ups are in...

Lawrence Ostlere6 October 2018 16:56
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Lawrence Ostlere6 October 2018 16:57
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The teams are out on the pitch at the Stadio Fruili. Can Juventus further extend their lead at the top of Serie A?

Lawrence Ostlere6 October 2018 17:00
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We're underway!

Lawrence Ostlere6 October 2018 17:02
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4 minutes

Positive start for Juventus. Joao Cancelo engineers some space on the right-hand side and sends in a cross towards Ronaldo. Udinese manage to clear.

Lawrence Ostlere6 October 2018 17:06
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6 minutes

Former West Ham and Watford midfielder Valon Behrami snaps into a tackle. The Swiss international is looking as lively as ever at the heart of this Udinese side,

Lawrence Ostlere6 October 2018 17:08
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7 minutes

First involvement for Ronaldo as his deflected effort goes over the bar for a corner. Udinese clear.

Lawrence Ostlere6 October 2018 17:09
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11 minutes

A positive start for Juventus, who have quickly seized control of this match. Ronaldo seems to have lined up in a role just off of Mario Mandzukic.

Lawrence Ostlere6 October 2018 17:14
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15 minutes

More pressure from Juventus. A free-kick is sent deep into the Udinese box and headed away for a corner. Mandzukic is then adjudged to have fouled Behrami and the home side clear.

Lawrence Ostlere6 October 2018 17:18

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