The match between Real Madrid and Alaves on February 3, 2019 will see two direct competitors for a place in the Champions League. Fans will hear the starting whistle at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium at 22:45 Moscow time.Real Madrid “Creamy” in the previous round went to Barcelona, where they played against the local Espanyol. Four minutes were enough for the guests to open the scoring, Luka Modric broke through the defense and shot on goal, the goalkeeper parried the Croatian’s blow, but the ball flew right on the leg of Karim Benzema, who scored the first goal. The role of Modric was noticeable in the second goal of his team, this time the midfielder performed a perfect canopy for Sergio Ramos, and the Spaniard sent the ball exactly under the far post – 0:2 in the 15th minute. Ten minutes later, Leo Baptistao managed to return the intrigue, Espanyol’s player caught the ball after a rebound and shot Thibaut Courtois over his head – 1:2. Golepad did not stop, the referee’s stopwatch measured 20 minutes after the hosts’ goal, as Benzema returned the two-goal advantage for Madrid, this time the Frenchman outplayed Vinicius and sent the ball under the right post. The scoring activity of the teams did not stop even after the rest. The fans saw the Galacticos’ fourth goal in the 67th minute, Gareth Bale took out two defenders with one feint and shot hard into the far corner, leaving no chance for the goalkeeper – 1:4. The game went to a confident victory for the Madrid team, but Raphael Varane spoiled the mood of his fans a little, the defender will not play in the Real Madrid-Alaves match due to a completely stupid removal, the Frenchman thwarted the opponent’s attack and earned a red card at the end of the match. The players of the “white-blues” took advantage of the majority, Roberto Rosales accepted the pass of a partner and won back the second goal in the 81st minute, but he hardly pleased the fans of the “parrots”. The result – 2:4, “creamy” won, and also broke away from their future opponent by seven points. Alaves The Basques surprise in the new season, Abelardo’s team is fighting for the top 4, and for the first time in its history can get into the Champions League. The Glorious have already managed to take points from many giants of Spanish football, but recently things have not been going so smoothly for the team. Alaves is actively losing points, the fans did not rejoice at the victories of their favorites for three rounds, which is why their team dropped to fifth position. Failure haunted Alaves in the previous round, the team took home one of the outsiders Examples – Rayo Vallecano. Despite the status of the favorite, the hosts’ players managed to disturb the guests’ goalkeeper only once, at the end of the first half, Bourgui could score, the player ran away from the opponent’s defenders, but the ball hit the post after his hit. Rayo’s players were more productive, Luis Advinkula crossed into the penalty area, where Raul De Tomas was waiting for his pass, the striker easily headed the ball and put the guests ahead in the 47th minute. The efforts of Alaves did not bring results, the “Basques” rarely hit the target of the enemy’s goal, which is why they left the field in the status of defeated. The match between Real Madrid and Alaves may determine the fate of the guests in the further European competition, the match promises to be interesting, especially given the victory of the Basques in the first round. Odds for the match Real Madrid – Alaves February 3, 2019 The bookmakers from the Pari-Match company do not believe in a repetition of the result of the October match. Odds for the match Real Madrid – Alaves: Real Madrid win – 1.25; Draw – 6.70; Alaves win – 11.5. Real Madrid – Alaves: prediction for the match Alaves is clearly not worth underestimating, Abelardo’s wards can create problems for the capital’s team, especially considering the loss of Rafael Varane before this game. Forecast for the match Real Madrid – Alaves: Alaves handicap +1.5, odds – 2.25. Recall that in the match Roma – Milan on February 3, 2019, two direct competitors will meet for getting into the UEFA Champions League for the next season. The start of the match at the Stadio Olimpico is scheduled for 22:30 Moscow time.