Leganes vs Alaves
2017/18 Spanish LaLiga
Date: Friday, 18th August 2017
Kick off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque.
Leganes and Deportivo Slaves are set to raise the curtain in the new Primera Division season this Friday at Estadio Municipal de Butarque.
The hosts are likely in for a yet another season in and around the danger area, while it will be very interesting to see if Deportivo Alaves will be able to repeat last year’s successes when they finished the campaign in the top half of the standings.
Asier Garitano’s men suffered a 0-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the final test prior to the season kick off last weekend.
The team has generally done a decent job during the summer transfer window as they kept their star man Alexander Szymanowski adding the like of Nabil El Zhar to pair him in the final third for the new season.
The visitors have seen plenty of changes to the squad which claimed ninth position in the last term of Primera Division and reached the Copa del Rey final (loss to Barcelona).
The Argentine manager Luis Zubeldia took charge of the team this summer and he signed a host of very interesting players such as Guilermo Marpian, Ruben Duarte, Enzo Fernandez (Zidane’s son), Antonio Sivera and Rodrigo Ely.
Obviously, Zubeldia will need some time to put all the new acquisitions in bed which can best be noticed by the look at their pre-season results as the team failed to pick up a single win in last five friendlies.
Leganes vs Deportivo Alaves: Head to head
The two sides shared spoils in a friendly match played a week ago at Estadio Municipal de Butarque (1-1 draw).
It was the third consecutive draw in head to head meetings between Leganes and Deportivo Alaves as each of their two encounters from the last term of Primera Division ended without a winner.
Leganes vs Deportivo Alaves: Prediction
The draw somehow seems to be the most likeable of the outcomes for the season opener as we can hardly separate the two sides at the moment.
Also, since four of the last five H2H matches played between the two teams saw both sides on target, we have to back the BTTS pick at the 6/5 odds as an alternative betting option.
Leganes vs Deportivo Alaves: Bet Tips
The top betting prediction will be the draw at 3.25 @ Pinnacle.
You can also take the BTTS pick at the 2.30 @ Unibet.