Villarreal vs Alaves
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Friday, 25 October 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica (Villareal).
Villarreal have become a force to reckon with on home soil and are likely to come away with the win, without breaking much of a sweat, as Alaves have garnered no more than a point from their outings so far.
Villarreal vs Alaves Head to head (h2h)
- Alaves edged it past Villarreal in their last encounter which finished in a 2-1 scoreline.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in their previous three games in a running.
- All of their last five matchups have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Only one of their past ten fixtures have ended as a draw.
- Alaves have kept a clean sheet twice in their previous eight games here while Villarreal have kept one four times.
Villarreal vs Alaves Prediction
Javier Calleja’s men have been alternating between wins and defeats in their past four clashes in the La Liga, the last of which saw them pick up a 1-0 victory over Espanyol on the road. The hosts have been particularly defiant at home this season, and are yet to be at the losing end in front of the home crowd.
Alaves, on the other hand, have hardly hit the ground running in their respective campaign. The away side came out on top against Celta Vigo with a 2-0 scorecard in their most recent matchup. However, it needs saying that the visitors are one of the worst away sides in the cluster at the moment.
Asier Garitano’s side have been admitting back to back defeats in their previous three outings, the last one being against Valencia by a 2-1 scoreline. To make matters worse, the squad have lost without finding the back of the net in half of their last four trips on the road.
Meanwhile, Villarreal have even forced the likes of Real Madrid to share the spoils with them in one of their clashes here. Hence, although Alaves have been securing the bragging rights in their last three visits to this venue, a change in fortune looks certain to be on the cards for Villarreal in this one.
Additionally, the hosts have had their scoring boots on, in their matchups on home soil. The squad have found the back of the net two times or more in each of their last four games here and have racked up thirteen goals to their name. Which is also the second-most by any side at home right now.
As such, count on Villarreal to score at least twice by the end of the ninety minutes.
Villarreal vs Alaves Betting tips
Full-time result: Villarreal @ 1.60 (3/5)
Villarreal to score over 1.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).