Alaves vs Valladolid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Friday, 19 April 2019
Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mendizorroza (Vitoria-Gazteiz).
Alaves took just one point from past four league ties, a run which significantly halted their push for the European competitions. They were genuine contenders for a top-four finish and a place in the Champions League just a month ago, but are now nowhere near such accomplishment with a seven-point distance between them and Sevilla in fourth.
The most recent of failures for Babazorros came last weekend when they fell 2-1 away at Espanyol. Can Abelardo’s men bounce back on Friday evening when they play host to relegation strugglers Real Valladolid at Estadio de Mendizorroza?
The visitors are in a very tough position standing third from bottom at the moment. They are in desperate need for points. Can Sergio Gonzalez and his men take advantage of the mentioned slump in Alaves’ form and claim spoils in the first match of the round in Primera Division?
Alaves vs Valladolid: Head-to-head
Outfits have 9 wins each coming into their 21st head to head encounter.
Alaves celebrated a narrow 0-1 victory when they visited Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla in the first half of the season.
Babazorros won each of last three league outings against Valladolid (two of these in Segunda Division back in the 2015/16 campaign).
Alaves vs Valladolid: Prediction
Visitors also claimed no more than one point from past three league matches. They were so unlucky to concede a last-gasp stoppage-time goal on Sunday in what ended as a 2-2 draw to Champions League hopefuls Getafe at their Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrila.
Pucela enjoyed a solid spell of form previously with a 1-2 win at Eibar, a 1-1 draw to Real Sociedad. They then went on to lose back-to-back fixtures against Leganes and Sevilla without scoring a single goal in the process.
Alaves were very tough to break down in front of the home crowd throughout the entire season. They conceded only 13 goals and lost just 2 of 15 league games at Estadio de Mendizorroza. Valladolid only scored 12 goals in 16 matches on the road this season. We will thus back the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option at 1.53, while you can also try with Alaves to keep a clean sheet at 2.20.
Alaves vs Valladolid: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15)
Alaves to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20 (6/5).