Deportivo Alaves vs Deportivo La Coruna
Spanish La Liga 2016/17
Date: Monday, 19 September 2016
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Mendizorrotza, Vitoria-Gasteiz.
The newly promoted Deportivo Alaves will be over the moon after defeating Barcelona 2-1 at Camp Nou last weekend. There is plenty of positives for the club in their return back to Spanish La Liga this season. They are unbeaten after three matches into the season with two draws and a win. One of the draws were against Atletico Madrid on the opening matchday at the Vicente Calderon.
Deportivo La Coruna can’t complain how they have started the 2016/17 season. They began with a 2-1 win at home against Eibar and goal-less draw at Real Betis, before the 1-0 home defeat to Bilbao last weekend. The Branquiazuis were 15th in the league last season and Gaizka Garitano will be keen to see his team finishes in the top half of the table this season.
Alaves vs Deportivo La Coruna: Head-to-Head Stats
The latest meeting between the two sides can be dated back to the Segunda Division clash of the 2013/14 season. Deportivo were unbeaten in the two fixtures with a 2-1 win at home and a 1-1 draw in their trip to Mendizorrotza.
Alaves are unbeaten in the last two league meetings against Deportivo with a win and a draw. The last 7 home matches of against Deportivo saw them winning 4 times with 1 draw and 2 losses.
Deportivo have only won once in the last 4 meetings against Alaves across all venues since 2006.
Alaves vs Deportivo La Coruna: Prediction
Alaves will be high on confidence coming into this game after two results against two top three teams in the league. They also have a fully fit squad at their disposal and this will put them as slight favourites on paper to edge a win on Monday.
Deportivo’s performance in their first three matches are satisfactory. But they could be without four key players for this matches. Joselu and Sidnei da Silva are injured, while the experience Bruno Gama and Fernando Navarro are major doubts. And this could dent their chances in an evenly poised fixture.
Alaves vs Deportivo La Coruna: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Alaves/Draw at 1.33 (1/3)
Over 1.5 goals at 1.44 (4/9).
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