Vital Preview - Alaves v Real Madrid - 23-9-17
The 2017-18 La Liga season continues with the latest round of games. Among this upcoming schedule is one for Real Madrid against Alaves at the Mendizorrotza Stadium on Saturday, having a 3:15pm kick-off.
Tuesday 19th September
Valencia 5-0 Malaga 19:00
Barcelona 6-1 Eibar 21:00
Wednesday 20th September
Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Atletico Madrid 19:00
Leganes 0-0 Girona 19:00
Deportivo La Coruna 1-0 Alaves 20:00
Real Madrid 0-1 Real Betis 21:00
Sevilla 1-0 Las Palmas 21:00
Thursday 21st September
Villarreal 0-0 Espanyol 19:00
Celta Vigo 1-1 Getafe 20:00
Levante 3-0 Real Sociedad 21:00
Having suffered a surprise defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu against Real Betis on Wednesday a Real win at Alaves is - even at this stage - very much needed.
With Barcelona almost certain to continue their winning start at Girona, failure to do so and Los Blancos' bid to retain La Liga could well be over before the month of September is out.
This is a game we should win... but then again so too was Las Palmas.
What will happen in this one though? Cast your vote so we know if you think it'll be all smiles or disappointment for Los Blancos come the full time whistle.
Saturday 23rd September
Atletico Madrid v Sevilla 12:00
Alaves v Real Madrid 15:15
Malaga v Athletic Bilbao 17:30
Girona v Barcelona 19:45
Sunday 24th September
Espanyol v Deportivo La Coruna 11:00
Getafe v Villarreal 15:15
Eibar v Celta Vigo 17:30
Las Palmas v Leganes 17:30
Real Sociedad v Valencia 19:45
Monday 25th September
Real Betis v Levante 20:00
We can say it goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result. But will this happen?
Ahead of the game we're looking for your views on what way you think it will go, which requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you're given.
However, don't just look also have a say. We don't just want your vote, which you can do to the right; we also want some thoughts and views ahead of the game as well so share these below.