Deportivo Alaves vs Real Sociedad
Date: 14th October 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mendizorroza.
Deportivo Alaves finally managed to grab their first victory of the campaign in the seventh round when they saw off Levante 0-2 on the road to escape the very foot of the Primera Division standings.
Can they back it up after the international break against one of the contenders for the top six finish Real Sociedad?
The former head coach of the Albanian national team Giovanni De Biasi decided to take charge of the team after Javier Cabello lost each of his six opening fixtures of the campaign.
The change on the bench provoked a positive shock as De Biasi managed to lead Alaves to their first victory of the campaign two weeks ago when Munir and Alvaro Medran scored goals in a 0-2 win over Levante at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia.
Alaves will have an opportunity to take advantage of Sociedad’s poor defensive displays since Txuri-Urdinak conceded as many as 16 goals so in last five outings in all competitions.
Eusebio Sacristian announced a strong campaign based on a huge potential his team has in the final third, but the Basques failed to stay competitive defensively and it will be interesting to see if the Spanish manager managed to fix some of the holes at the back during the international break.
Deportivo Alaves vs Real Sociedad: Head to head
Babazorros have been entirely dominant in the history of head to head meetings with real Sociedad at their Estadio de Mendizorroza.
Alaves won eight and lost only a single of ten previous matches with the Basques in front of the home crowd and we would not be shocked to see such trend continued on Saturday.
Deportivo Alaves vs Real Sociedad: Prediction
Real Sociedad have been too vulnerable at the back lately and we just can’t see them as favourites here.
The hosts earned a massive confidence boost injection with Giovanni De Biasi’s arrival and we’ll back them to come on top here at 11/5.
Deportivo Alaves vs Real Sociedad: Bets
The main betting option is Deportivo Alaves to win the match at the odds of 11/5 @ 888 Sport.
Tipsters who fancy safer option will like Deportivo Alaves or Draw Double Chance at the odds of 8/11 @ 888 Sport.