Alaves vs Eibar Prediction & Match Preview

Deportivo Alaves vs Eibar
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Friday, 7 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Mendizorrotza.

Not only have Alaves won the reverse fixture on the road, but they kept a clean sheet as well that day. On top of that, Eibar have been completely shambolic in away games this season, and couple this to the fact that Alaves have lost at home only against some of the best teams in the league. Likely, expect a strong performance from Alaves this Friday.

Deportivo Alaves vs Eibar Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met, Alaves won on the road with a 0-2 scoreline.
  • In the last six years, only once have Eibar won against this opponent.
  • At this venue, it’s been three years since the guests have recorded a win.
  • The last time these two met at this venue, spoils were shared with a 1-1 scorecard.

Deportivo Alaves vs Eibar Match Preview

Alaves secured a 1-1 draw on the road the last match-day against Sevilla. Despite dropping two points, a draw against one of the best teams in the league (that too on the road), would be considered a moral victory for Deportivo.

Elsewhere, Eibar were held to a draw at home by Betis. The scoreline was 1-1, and it was the third winless game in a row for the former.

Going on, at home, Alaves have lost just thrice this whole season, and these three games had come against Real Madrid, Villarreal, and Sevilla. They are also on a scoring streak of eight matches in front of the home crowd, and have failed to find the back of the net at this venue just twice this campaign.

On the other hand, Eibar have a total of three wins on the road in 2019-20. Two of those three victories had come in the Copa del Rey, against teams from the lower division. The third win had come against Leganes, a relegation-battler in the La Liga.

Moreover, Eibar were booted out of the Copa just two weeks back by Badajoz, another squad from the lower divisions.

Deportivo Alaves vs Eibar Prediction

Home advantage will likely play a big role in determining the outcome of this game. The reason being, Alaves have been quite impressive in their home fixtures this season, while Eibar have struggled extremely once on the road.

In addition, Alaves had even won the reverse fixture, where they were on the road. Then, Deportivo had recorded a 0-2 win to post the three points on the board.

Moreover, Eibar have scored the same number of goals on the road as Mallorca – the worst road team in the league. Meanwhile, Alaves have so far conceded just eight goals in total in front of the home crowd, which is just one more than current table-toppers Real Madrid, and three fewer than reigning champions, Barcelona.

As such, expect Deportivo Alaves to have a great shot at posting a win this weekend. To be on the safe side though, we will opt for some risk-free options.

Deportivo Alaves vs Eibar Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Deportivo Alaves or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Deportivo Alaves 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).