Valencia vs Alaves
Spanish La Liga.
Date: Thursday, 22nd September, 2016
Kick-off: 21:00 UK.
Venue: Mestalla, Valencia.
Valencia are rock bottom of the La Liga table as they prepare to host an unpredictable Alaves for the league clash on Thursday night. Four matches played, four lost and there seems to be no ending to their misery. And they have already conceded 10 goals, 4 of which were hit by Las Palmas in the opening week.
Alaves on the other hand announced their return to the Spanish top flight football with a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid. And two weeks later they thumped the champion team Barcelona at their own backyard by 2 goals to 1. Even their head-coach Mauricio Pellegrino wouldn’t have expected such a positive start. After four matches, they have drawn 3 and are 9th in the league table.
Valencia vs Alaves: Head-to-Head Stats
- Valencia are unbeaten in the last 6 matches played against Alaves with 4 wins and 2 draws.
- Alaves also failed to score in the last four matches against Valencia.
- Overall, in 12 meetings between these two sides, Valencia have won 7 and draws 3 with Alaves winning in 2.
- Both of Alaves’ wins have come during the 6 visits to Valencia, while the hosts recorded 3 wins with 2 matches ending in stalemates.
- The Los Che are unbeaten in the 6 trips to Alaves with 4 wins and 2 draws.
Valencia vs Alaves: Prediction
With all honesty, it is hard to find any positives in the way Valencia are playing at the moment. Three of their four losses this season have come against teams which are way below their quality. Their six match unbeaten run against Alaves is at risk her.
Alaves on the other hand are unbeaten with 3 draws and a priceless win against FC Barcelona at Camp Nou. They also held Atletico to an away draw in the opening week of the season. There will be a lot of self-belief and confidence in this team. And I believe that they will stay unbeaten after the clash against Valencia.
Valencia vs Alaves: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Draw/Alaves at 2.60 (8/5).
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