Valencia vs Alaves
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019
Kick-Off 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Valencia returned to winning ways last weekend and they did it in some fashion, storming past rock-bottomed Huesca 2-6 on the road. They thus kept a three-point deficit to fourth-placed Getafe and will have a nice opportunity to move lock on points with Azulones with a three-pointer against out-of-form Alaves on Sunday afternoon at Estadio de Mestalla. Getafe have a very complicated fixture against Barcelona away at Camp Nou at the same time.
Primera Division is now the only way for Los Che to secure the Champions League football for the next season. They suffered another defeat in the reverse fixture of the Europa League semi-final against Arsenal (2-4) on Thursday evening. This is why Marcelino’s men can’t afford a slip-up in last two rounds against Alaves and Real Valladolid.
Valencia vs Alaves: Head-to-head
Valencia were the dominant force in the history of their head to head match-up against Babazorros.
Los Che won 12, drew 3 and lost 4 of 19 ties with Deportivo Alaves.
It is interesting to mention that each of past seven head to head games between the two outfits saw goals scored at both ends.
Valencia won each of past five home games against Babazorros.
Valencia vs Alaves: Prediction
Alaves were one of the most pleasant surprises of the season in this term of La Liga. They were genuine contenders for the top-four finish just a couple of months ago before they ran into a massive crisis whose end is nowhere to be seen.
Abelardo’s troops are winless in last eight league affairs, a streak which dropped them down to 10th place in the Primera Division ladder. They scored only one goal in last three league outings. Knowing about Alaves’ poor record in matches at Estadio de Mestalla (five consecutive losses) and Valencia’s must-win situation, we have to go for the home win as the main betting option at 1.40 odds.
Valencia vs Alaves: Bet Tips
Valencia to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
HT/FT Valencia/Valencia @ 1.95 (19/20).