Espanyol vs Alaves
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019
Kick-off at 12.00 UK/ 13.00 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).
Alaves earlier seemed as if they had a top-tier finish in the bag. But as the season progressed, they experienced a dip in form, and right now sit just below the European spots.
They have to make up a deficit of one point from the next seven games, which would have been simple if not for the teams they were trying to replace. The likes of Sevilla, Valencia, Getafe, etc are in far better form.
Espanyol has an outside chance to make the European playoffs, and they also have to be wary of the relegation line eight points below. They do have something to look forward to, and that is they are at home, where they consistently perform well.
Espanyol vs Alaves Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last seven wins belong to Espanyol.
- Nine of the last thirteen wins belong to the teams at home.
- The last Alaves won at this venue was back in 2002.
- The reverse fixture of this tie had both teams on the scorecard and over 2.5 goals.
Espanyol vs Alaves Prediction
Espanyol was unbeaten in 15 of their last 20 home ties, and the losses came against the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla, etc. On the other hand, Alaves was winless in 15 of their last 20 fixtures, and in 16 of their last 23 on the road. Most of the minuscule number of wins they were able to record on the road came against relegation-battlers and in friendlies.
Importantly, Alaves last won at this venue in 2002. That’s a very long stretch to go without a victory. In addition, five of the last seven wins went to Espanyol, and nine of the last thirteen went to teams at home. Expect Espanyol to post three points on the board.
Alaves will not make it easy though. They are in risk of losing out on a place in Europe and need to make up a deficit of just one point in the next seven games. Also, they found the back of the net in three of their last four away ties and did so twice or more in two of the last three. Finally, take into account that the last eight home ties of Espanyol saw them conceding.
BTTS provides very good value if backed.
Espanyol vs Alaves Betting Tips
Espanyol to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).