Real Madrid will hope to continue their winning streak when they take on Alaves away from home at the Mendizorroza Stadium on Thursday night.
The hosts suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of league leaders Girona on Monday night while Los Blancos were 4-1 victors over Villarreal in style at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Alaves are only three points off the drop zone and will need to be at their best level if they want to pull a surprise on Carlo Ancelotti’s men.
The Meringes look the favourites ahead of the clash with four wins in their last five meetings with Alaves, suffering only one defeat in the period.
A win can secure top spot for the visitors should Girona fail to pick up the much-needed win at Benito Villamarin on Thursday night, and league top scorer Jude Bellingham will look to lead Real Madrid to yet another victory.
Alaves have only two wins in their last six matches in La Liga and could further sink below on the standings as Real Madrid are unbeaten in the period.
However, the hosts will be boosted with the return of Abdel Abqar, after the Morocco defender served a suspension in the game against Girona on Monday.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s David Alaba has joined Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao on the ACL injury list after hurting his knee in the match against The Yellow Submarines on Sunday.
The clash comes off at 8:30 pm.