Deportivo Alaves vs Real Betis
2018/19 Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018
Kick-off at 17:15 UK/ 18:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Mendizorrotza (Vitoria-Gasteiz).
Deportivo Alaves and Betis set to put points on the board following heavy defeats on matchday one.
Alaves were handed a tough trip to Barcelona on opening day and Messi magic brought them down to a 3-0 defeat.
They did manage to hold the defending champions goal-less in the first half and it was a sublime free kick strike that opened the flood gates after an hour mark.
Real Betis on the other hand have themselves to blame after Levante cruised to a 3-0 victory at the Villamarín.
Quique Setien will have far too many complaints with the display and the final score-line came after his team had 77% of ball possession.
The Big Greens finished 6th in the table last season and are waiting for Europa League group stage draw.
Meantime, Alaves were 14th last season, a slump from the 9th place they achieved in the one before. Still, the 15 wins bagged in the process is the 7th best in the league, however 21 defeats is the second worst in the table.
Alaves vs Real Betis Head-to-head
- The teams share 4 wins each from their last 8 meetings in all competitions.
- Four of their last six meetings saw both teams scoring.
- Alaves lost 1-3 in the corresponding home fixture last season after losing at Betis 0-2.
- Also, Betis had won in 4 of their last 6 visits to the Mendizorrotza, while losing the remaining 2.
- Six of their last 8 meetings at the Mendizorrotza produced under 2.5 goals.
Alaves vs Real Betis Prediction
Real Betis need to buck up their ideas after silly errors resulted in a heavy defeat at their home turf a week ago. Their defense has been all over the place and Setien will be calling up on swift improvements in the department.
Alaves did nothing but defended against Barcelona, but they will take a totally different approach at their home turf. This is a team that won 15 and lost 21 last season and we can expect them to dominate the visitors.
Considering their defense fell apart on opening day and there are players with firepower upfront in either side, we can bank on a high scoring affair this Friday.
I believe the full-time result can go either, since none of their last 7 meetings at this stadium saw a stalemate. Thus, double chance, btts and over goals come in handy.
Alaves vs Real Betis Betting Tips
My recommended bet is Double chance 1 or 2 @ 1/2 (1.50) odd.
Brave punters can back Double Chance 1 or 2 with BTTS priced at 2.90 (19/10) with Betway.
Meantime, Over 2.5 full-time match goals @ 6/5 (2.20) can be backed for small stakes.