Valencia vs Alaves
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 05 October 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
After a so-far embarrassing season, Valencia will try to make the most of this home game. Taking into account the struggles of Alaves, and their away handicap, the hosts should edge things out at the end.
Valencia vs Alaves Head-to-head (h2h)
- The previous five fixtures ended in home wins.
- Going further back, eight of the former nine matches had home wins too.
- The prior eight match-ups ended with goals at either end of the pitch.
- At this venue, the hosts won the last five meetings on the trot.
- The last Alaves won at this venue was back in 2001.
Valencia vs Alaves Prediction
Los Ches has been able to register just two wins in La Liga this campaign, and one of them had come against Mallorca, easily one of the worst of the whole lot. They are struggling to make any kind of impact in 2019-20, be it in the CL or domestic circuit.
Just the last day, they were defeated vehemently by Ajax in their Champions League fixture. Despite having the home advantage, the squad could not even manage to score one goal against the Dutch opposition. And to add insult to injury, they even missed a 25th-minute penalty which would have equalized the scores then.
As such, for sure they will be eager to take their frustration out on the next minnow they get their hands on. And sure enough, the next match-up is against Alaves.
The guests of the day had lost to Sociedad the last day on the road, to this same 3-0 scoreline.
As things stand, the tag of the favorites goes to Albert Celades’s men. They have the home advantage, and in spite of their current struggles, the squad is a competent one – the main evidence being their qualification to the CL after a tight race last season.
Moreover, h2h ties too have been largely in favor of the hosts. In fact, eight of the previous nine such clashes ended in home wins. Therefore, the expectation is for Los Ches to fight it out on the pitch for the three points.
Going on, considering the fact that El Glorioso failed to score a single goal in the last three road trips, and the dominance of the Oranges in h2h encounters over the years, the home team should be disciplined enough to keep a clean sheet.
Valencia vs Alaves Betting Tips
Best Bet: Valencia to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Correct Score Tips: 2-0, in favor of Valencia @ 6.50 (11/2).