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Real Madrid-Alavés: all out for a win to maintain lead at the top

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News | 24/07/2020 | Javier Vázquez

The team, on a seven-game winning streak, head into match day 35 at the Alfredo Di Stéfano (10:00pm CEST).
Tonight's match day 35 meeting marks the penultimate week of the championship campaign for the LaLiga leaders. The venue for the clash with Alavés is the Alfredo Di Stéfano (10:00pm CEST), where Real Madrid will be hoping to extend their seven match winning run and maintain their four-point lead over Barcelona at the top of the table.

Zidane's side are also looking to go add another clean sheet to their five consecutive shut-outs. The defensive solidity on show against Mallorca, Espanyol, Getafe and Athletic has been an essentially element in the team's current run of fine form. This is coupled with all-round impressive levels on display, both on the road and at the Di Stéfano. Since the restart, Madrid have hosted Éibar, Valencia, Mallorca and Getafe, boasting a 100% winning record, with 9 goals for and one against.

REAL MADRID HAVE KEPT CLEAN SHEETS IN THEIR LAST FOUR GAMES.

“There are four games left and the Alavés clash is another final”, said Zidane in the pre-match press conference. The madridista coach will be without the suspended Sergio Ramos and Carvajal at the back, but Hazard and Varane both come back into a 22-man squad.

Survival
Alavés will be doing all they can to avoid dropping into the relegation places. The Basque side, who sit on 35 points, will also be playing under a new coach, Juan Ramón López Muñiz, who has taken charge of the team since Garitano's dismissal. Despite their league position, Madrid know Alavés will be tough opposition, as they found out on their trip to Mendizorroza earlier in the season (1-2).

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