Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Real Madrid v. Alaves Preview

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Real Madrid v. Alaves Preview

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Real Madrid have looked almost unstoppable since the 2019-20 Liga season resumed last month, winning their first seven matches and propelling themselves to the top of the standings ahead of FC Barcelona. Los Merengues can't get complacent, however, because they know the job is far from over. They will take on Alaves on Friday in what promises to be a one-sided affair. While Los Blancos have gone undefeated at home this season – W13, D4 – Alaves rank as the second-worst away side in LaLiga, winning just two of 17 road (W2, D3, L12). To make things worse, Alaves have dropped their last five league matches, their last four games on the road, and have lost their last seven visits to Real Madrid – conceding at least three goals in each one of those losses. This seems like a game Real Madrid should win rather comfortably and by a sizable differential.

Recent Form

Real Madrid: W5

Alaves: L5

Team News

Real Madrid

OUT: Nacho (quadriceps), Dani Carvajal (suspension), Sergio Ramos (suspension), Luka Jovic (not injury related)

Doubtful: Eden Hazard (ankle), Raphael Varane (neck), Marcelo (undisclosed)

Alaves

OUT: Fernando Pacheco (pelvis), Ruben Duarte (toe)

Doubtful: None

Expected Lineups

Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois; Eder Militao, Raphael Varane, Miguel Gutierrez, Ferland Mendy; Casemiro, Isco, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior

Alaves: Roberto; Victor Laguardia, Lisandro Magallan, Adrian Marin, Ximo Navarro; Victor Camarasa, Tomas

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Real Madrid have looked almost unstoppable since the 2019-20 Liga season resumed last month, winning their first seven matches and propelling themselves to the top of the standings ahead of FC Barcelona. Los Merengues can't get complacent, however, because they know the job is far from over. They will take on Alaves on Friday in what promises to be a one-sided affair. While Los Blancos have gone undefeated at home this season – W13, D4 – Alaves rank as the second-worst away side in LaLiga, winning just two of 17 road (W2, D3, L12). To make things worse, Alaves have dropped their last five league matches, their last four games on the road, and have lost their last seven visits to Real Madrid – conceding at least three goals in each one of those losses. This seems like a game Real Madrid should win rather comfortably and by a sizable differential.

Recent Form

Real Madrid: W5

Alaves: L5

Team News

Real Madrid

OUT: Nacho (quadriceps), Dani Carvajal (suspension), Sergio Ramos (suspension), Luka Jovic (not injury related)

Doubtful: Eden Hazard (ankle), Raphael Varane (neck), Marcelo (undisclosed)

Alaves

OUT: Fernando Pacheco (pelvis), Ruben Duarte (toe)

Doubtful: None

Expected Lineups

Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois; Eder Militao, Raphael Varane, Miguel Gutierrez, Ferland Mendy; Casemiro, Isco, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior

Alaves: Roberto; Victor Laguardia, Lisandro Magallan, Adrian Marin, Ximo Navarro; Victor Camarasa, Tomas Pina, Luis Rioja, Aleix Vidal; Joselu, Lucas Perez

Top Picks

Karim Benzema, Real Madrid: Los Merengues won't have some of their most productive fantasy players in this matchup, but Benzema remains a strong option to create havoc in the final meters. The Frenchman has three goals and one assist while averaging 2.5 shots per game in six contests since the league's resumption, and he is likely to have, at least, a few chances to score in this one.

Isco, Real Madrid: Isco might not be playing much this season, but he gets an opportunity to shine in this game due to the absence of Eden Hazard and the inconsistencies of other alternatives, such as James Rodriguez or even Vinicius Junior. The former Malaga star has only one goal in 18 matches, but this might be his breakout performance right when the club needs him the most.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

  1. Karim Benzema
  2. Isco
  3. Toni Kroos
  4. Thibaut Courtois

Dream11 Team

GK: Thibaut Courtois

DF: Ferland Mendy

DF: Eder Militao

DF: Lisandro Magallan

DF: Victor Laguardia

MF: Luka Modric

MF: Toni Kroos

MF: Aleix Vidal

MF: Isco (VC)

FW: Karim Benzema (C)

FW: Lucas Perez

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