Alaves vs Real Madrid Betting Tips

Alavés are hosting Real Madrid in the Estadio de Mendizorroza, Vitoria-Gasteiz on the 15th of August 2021, Sunday at 01:30 IST. Real Madrid are opening their campaign in bid to resurrect their position as one of Europe’s best teams yet again after a rather forgettable last season, while Alaves would hope to cause an upset of sorts. 

Alaves Form and Team News

The story of Alaves in the last couple of seasons has been so similar, they are hovering in the bottom half of the points table. They are barely, just about avoiding the relegation scenario, they finished both of the last two seasons in the 16th position. They are opening their campaign against Real Madrid on Sunday at home. Alaves’s recent form has been decent, they have won six in the last ten and have lost four games in the lead up to this game. Alaves had luck favoring them on both occasions in the last two seasons, but they cannot be counting on that every time, they need to create their luck and try to finish in the top half of the table which is not impossible with the team they have.

Javier Calleja, the former Villareal manager has been on board the Alaves for roughly three to four months now, which constitutes to around nine matches at the helm. Alaves have been decent to say in this short period of time. Veteran Lucas Perez, Joselu, Guidetti and co are all well versed to understand the team composition and strengths of other players to have a say in the matches ahead. They need to step up to have the edge over other club teams in the circuit from here on.

Real Madrid Form and Team News

Real Madrid, according to the standards they have set, had a horrible last season finishing without any trophies to say nonetheless. They were in the fight for the La Liga until the last minute of the last day however but eventually, Atletico Madrid deservedly finished as the winners there as well leaving the Los Blancos without any major trophies as mentioned earlier. They are playing against Alaves in their first match and they would want to start on a positive note. Real Madrid have to get the start right with the team they have to set the tone for the rest of the season which will involve them playing in some high-pressure matches and try adding to the trophy cabinet eventually.

Many things happened during the season break in the Real Madrid camp which saw their superstar manager Zidane calling it time for their Captain Leader legend Sergio Ramos not being able to renew his contract and migrating to Paris, to say the least. Fellow centre back Varane has also moved base to Manchester United leaving the team in somewhat dire straits, they have brought on board the services of David Alaba to fill in the gap, the returning Bale and a certain Carlo Ancelotti returning as manager would give them hope about a great season ahead.

Odds by Casumo

Real Madrid are favorites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 1.44 odds while Alaves is placed at 7.50. The odds for a draw is 4.60.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Alaves have in recent seasons faltered on the big stage consistently and only they know how they are still in the top flight division. Real Madrid are again in the transitional phase after the Ramos era and a new manager on board, but they are expected to win this nonetheless with the sort of team they have and the experience combined. It’s all about Alaves being able to give a fight to the former champions and see where that leads us to. 

Tip 1: Total goals under 2.5

Alaves have in the last four matches across competitions have had three matches where the total goal tally was under 2.5 goals. While in the last three home games that Alaves have played, they have managed to be under the limit in two matches of those. Real Madrid also were involved in six of the last ten matches which had the total goals to be under 2.5. Playing away, two of the last four games have also seen Real Madrid satisfying the above criteria to the fullest. One of the last three head to head matches between the two sides also had under 2.5 goals in total. So the game between Alaves and Real Madrid on Saturday will most likely have a total of under 2.5 goals in it. The odds for Total goals under 3.5 according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 2.10.

Tip 2: Karim Benzema to score

Karim Benzema was the top scorer for the Los Blancos in the last season with as many as 23 strikes to the back of the net, easily one of the best players for them in a mostly forgettable season. He was lethal in the Euros as well, adding to the devastating form that he is in. While these two sides have met in the last four matches, the Frenchman has netted at least one goal in three matches of these, which shows the impact he has had while Real Madrid are playing Alaves. He has scored at least once in two matches of Real’s last five matches as well which adds to the stake of Benzema being one of the top contenders to score in the first game. The odds for Karim Benzema to score according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 1.85.


Lots at stake for the men in white when they take the field this season given all the off-field controversy surrounding them, they can put it all to rest if they are able to produce top-class football on the field. We have to wait and watch how this pans out. Summarising on a couple of tips from above:

  1. Total goals under 2.5  @ 2.10
  2. Karim Benzema to score @ 1.85


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