Alaves – Valencia : Preview & Prediction
Alavés and Valencia play in the Stadium of Mendizorroza, in a duel of the 18th round of the First Division. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 games. However, the last time they faced in this stadium was in 24-01-2018, in a game by the Glass of the King that finished with the victory of the Valencia by (2-3), in the tiebreak by penalties. The goals of the match were scored by Munir (73 ‘) and Rubén Sobrino (86’) for Alavés and Santi Mina (77 ‘) for Valencia. In this match the house factor may play an important role, since Alavés presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 8 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, Alavés team is in 5th place, having won 28 points. In the last match, he won Real Sociedad away by (0-1), after in the previous game tied at home, in a game against Athletic Bilbao, by (0-0). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 8 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last eight home games for the championship, Alavés has recorded 4 wins and 4 draws, having won 16 points out of 24.
In this competition, you have not lost any of the last 8 games in your stadium. In the games played in his stadium there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘0-0 (4 out of 8 matches) and at the end of the match 2-1 (3 out of 8 matches). His attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 17 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times but managed to turn the score in 3. In the last 10 home games in all competitions there are 2 highlights: he scored 4 of his 11 goals in minutes (76’-90 ‘); suffered 3 of his 7 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Alavés is a club that has never been a champion of La Liga (Spanish league), having as its best classification a sixth place in the 1999/2000 season, as well as four Liga Adelante titles (second division) and a runner-up in the Europa League 2000/01. In the current season, the team has been making a good campaign in the beginning of the national championship, winning 28 of the 51 points so far, thus being one point behind the fourth and six points behind the vice leader. In the last five games that the Alavés played as principal, in four of them were scored more than 1.5 goals by the teams and in three were scored more than 2.5 goals. I believe that in this match Alavés will play another busy game, where he can score at least one goal, but he can also concede goals.
After 4 wins, 10 draws and 3 losses, Valencia is in 8th place, having won 22 points. In the last match, they beat Huesca at home (2-1), after their previous match drew away in a game against Eibar (1-1). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In the last 8 away games for the championship Valencia have recorded 2 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, having won 10 points out of 24 possible. In his league games as a visitor the most frequent result in the interval was 0-0 (4 out of 8 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 7 of their last 8 matches in the competition finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 17 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 highlights in the last 11 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 3 of his 6 goals in the minutes (46′-60 ‘).
Valencia are a club that have already won the Spanish Primera Division six times throughout its history, being the most recent title won in 2003/04, as well as a European League title and two Champions League titles. In the current season, the team has been campaigning relatively within the national championship, having won 22 of the 51 points it played, thus being in the middle of the table, six points behind the sixth. In the last five games that Valencia played as a visitor, counting more than one competition, in three of them were scored more than 1.5 goals by the teams. I believe that in this match Valencia will play another busy game where they can score goals, but it will certainly be leaked as well.
Alaves – Valencia : Betting Tips
Valencia – Win Odds: .25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70