Almeria vs Alaves
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Kick-Off at 11.00 UK
Venue: Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos, Almeria.
Almeria and Alaves will raise the curtain on the last 32 round of Copa del Rey on Saturday morning when they take on each other at Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos.
The game itself could easily go either way, just as the odds suggest, but we somehow find more reasons to back the hosts despite the fact they play a lower division football at the moment.
Los Rojiblancos currently sit third in the Segunda Division standings. They will go into the clash in higher spirits following an impressive run of 12 wins in the last 14 matches across competitions.
The streak includes a hardly-fought 1-2 victory over Numancia in the previous Copa del Rey round earlier this month. It is worth mentioning that Almeria played without two of their best players (Jose Corpas and Umar Sadiq) there.
Babazorros, on the other side, are struggling to find the right form in the top flight. They are currently only two points above the danger zone after a disappointing 3-1 defeat away at Cadiz on Monday.
Almeria vs Alaves Head-to-head
Deportivo Alaves will rely on the head to head tradition going into the weekend’s fixture at Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos. They have won five and lost only two of ten matches against Los Rojiblancos over the course of history.
Alaves are unbeaten in the last seven meetings with Almeria. They have won five and drawn two in the process. However, the teams have not met each other since February 2016 when they shared spoils in a 1-1 draw at Estadio de Mendizorroza.
Only one of the last five head to head encounters has seen three or more goals scored.
Almeria vs Alaves Prediction
The head to head record suggests we should be in for a low-scoring contest here, but Almeria have been scoring goals for fun lately and we’d be careful with any Under 2.5 goals FT picks. Each of the last five matches Los Rojiblancos played have seen the Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS option coming in.
The same scenario happened in Alaves’ previous La Liga fixture six days ago at Cadiz. Since Almeria generally have a fine home record this season, we will go for the home win or draw double chance at the 1.57 odds as the main betting option. The value bet is Both Teams To Score at 1.95.
Almeria vs Alaves Betting Tips
Home win or Draw double chance @ 1.57
Both teams to score @ 1.95.