Deportivo Alaves vs Levante
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 18 August 2019
Kick-off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Mendizorrotza (Vitoria-Gasteiz).
Deportivo Alaves brought a nine-game winless run to a halt on the final day of the previous season with a 2-1 win over the eventually relegated Girona. The squad failed to keep up a consistent winning run of form and had to be content with an eleventh place in the table with just fifty points to their name.
Levante had an even more dismal run in the league and subsequently came in fifteenth with forty-four points in the bag. Despite amassing fifty-nine goals to their tally, the most by a team from the bottom tier, the visitors were just seven points shy of falling into the relegation zone.
With the new season about to get underway, you can count on both the sides to be equally optimistic of getting off to a winning start.
Alaves vs Levante Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously locked horns with each other eight times.
- Levante have never kept a clean sheet against this opponent.
- Their last encounter finished in favor of Deportivo Alaves by a 2-0 scoreline.
- Levante have registered just one win against this foe so far.
Alaves vs Levante Prediction
Alaves succumbed to a defeat on home soil not more than four times last season and will be banking on home advantage to see themselves through in their opening clash with Levante.
The away side have not fared well in their trips on the road and have just two wins to boast of from their last ten outings. Furthermore, Levante have never come out on top in their previous visits to this venue.
Considering that they also lost without finding the back of the net in their last two clashes with Deportivo Alaves here, a win for Paco Lopez’s side seems fairly doubtful.
Although the visitors did finish the season with quite a number of goals under their belt, it needs saying that the squad were far from clinical in their trips on the road. The team managed just twenty goals from their overall outings and were at the receiving end of a lot more.
Taking into account that four of their last five clashes between each other were also low scoring ones, expect Deportivo Alaves to seal the deal with less than 2.5 goals on the scorecards.
Alaves vs Levante Betting tips
Full-time result: Deportivo Alaves to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.72 (7/10).