Real Madrid: 3 things to look forward to vs. Alavés

Real Madrid, Eder Militao (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid will be looking to extend their winning run to eight games vs. Deportivo Alavés.

Real Madrid faces Deportivo Alavés after a very short but much-needed break. With only four games left, the Whites will be confident of securing their 34th La Liga title. The Whites have been dominant since the restart and while they haven’t impressed with their offensive game, their defense has certainly been on point.

Alavés themselves haven’t been in great form since the restart. They’ve only won one of their seven games since the restart and that came vs the struggling Real Sociedad. Real Madrid will be expected to take care of business quite easily even though they struggled vs Alavés in the first round fixture. Madrid does have a lot of players missing out due to injury and suspensions, so this could turn out to be a bit of a banana peel for the Whites.

All in all, this should be an interesting game and here are three things to look forward to in the game:

1. Physically rested Real Madrid team.

Over the past games, the team has quite clearly looked fatigued. The players haven’t played at their top gear and have labored through games and somehow managed to win it. It was clear that the jam-packed schedule was finally catching up with the players.

The team finally got a short break considering they last played on Sunday afternoon and will now directly be playing on Friday night. While that isn’t much of a break, it’s still more than what they’ve got since the restart. The team has been playing every three days and couldn’t even get the recommended 72 hours of rest between the Getafe and Athletic Bilbao. This break should rejuvenate the team and allow them to return to a better level of performance.

A physically rested Real Madrid can certainly drop a higher level of performance as seen in the games against Eibar and Valencia. Fans will be hoping for that kind of performance tomorrow.