Alaves vs Villarreal
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Mendizorrotza (Vitoria-Gasteiz).
To be frank, Alaves have been coping a lot better at home than on the road. With h2h history here also indicating an upper hand for the hosts, Villarreal are likely to be given a run for their money this weekend.
Alaves vs Villarreal Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash here saw Alaves post a 2-1 win.
- Six of their past seven meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in all but one of their previous six encounters.
- Only one of their last ten games have ended as a tie.
- Villarreal have registered the win three times in their past ten fixtures. (W-3, D-1, L-6)
Alaves vs Villarreal Prediction
Alaves bounced back from their dismal five-match winless run by getting the better of Levante on the road with a 1-0 scoreline. The hosts did not put a foot wrong in that latter match-up and finished the game with twice as many shots on target as their counterparts.
Be that as it may, the home team are yet to hit the ground running in their campaign overall. They have garnered no more than six points from their last six match-ups in the first division. Currently, they are five points adrift of Villarreal on the ladder as well.
Meanwhile, the visitors were at the losing end for the first time in four games after Espanyol did just enough to edge past them with a 2-1 scorecard in their most recent clash. Despite their foes being reduced to ten men at the hour mark, Villarreal failed to capitalize on their advantage and were forced to settle for just a consolation goal at the last blast of the whistle.
It is also worth mentioning that visitors have admitted defeat eight times so far this season, six of which were on the road. In sharp contrast, Alaves have stumbled just twice at home, that too against the likes of Real Madrid and Sevilla.
Taking into account Villarreal have also emerged victoriously just once in their past six visits here, the tag of favorites most certainly goes to Alaves in this one.
However, the hosts have shared the spoils thrice in their previous five games at home. Moreover, it was the visitors who secured the bragging rights back in the reverse fixture. That too, by a thumping 4-1 scoreline. Hence, it will be safer to back a double chance this weekend.
In addition, Alaves have conceded a goal or more in each of their last three fixtures here in the running. At the same time, Villarreal have had their scoring boots on in their outings this term. Impressively, they have scored fourteen goals so far on the road.
Given that three of their previous four h2h meetings at this venue have also witnessed both teams get their names on the score-sheet, expect neither side to keep a clean sheet intact this Saturday.
Alaves vs Villarreal Betting tips
Double chance: Alaves or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).