Villarreal – Alaves : Preview & Prediction
The Santander League continues and this Saturday afternoon Villarreal and Alavés will play in the Madrigal. A priori promises to be a duel dominated by the local, but the process paints to be fought by the combative style of the visit. Below we will detail the current status of the equipment and some data that will help you earn extra money.
News from Villarreal
Villarreal’s goal in the tournament is to qualify for the next Champions League. The task will be difficult because it has Real Madrid as the main competitor, unless Valencia ends up falling in the next few days. It comes from losing 2-1 to Betis last weekend, staying with 37 points and cutting a streak of 3 consecutive victories in the league.
Playing at home in the Madrigal has obtained acceptable results, despite the odd setback (2-3 defeats against Sevilla and 0-2 against Barcelona, and 1-1 draw against Deportivo after winning 1-0 in the absence of few minutes to the end). He has won his last two games against his people, after defeating Levante 2-1 and Real Sociedad 4-2. In total their numbers at home are 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 falls (21 goals in favor and 10 against).
News from Alavés
Already eliminated from the Copa del Rey and focused entirely on fighting his stay in the first division, Alavés will seek to steal some point in this complicated exit. The team is rough and tactical by nature, being these its main characteristics to score points in the tournament. Comes to beat Celtic 2-1 at home last Saturday, a result that is great to get away from the direct descent. These days, he has 22 units and already he took advantage of 5 to Deportivo.
Acting away from home, he has reaped negative results by losing 8 of his 10 league outings (7 goals scored and 16 received in his goal, showing little effectiveness in attack and low level in defense). He has obtained 3 defeats in this condition, after losing 1-0 with Atlético de Madrid, 2-0 against Athletic Bilbao and 2-1 with Barcelona after winning 0-1 partially.
The last duel that both teams played was in the Alavés field and ended in a 0-3 victory for Villarreal. Of course, the “Yellow Submarine” lost the last time it collided with this rival at home (0-2 at the end of November 2016).
Forecast Villarreal vs Alavés
According to the odds, Villarreal starts as a favorite due to the positive present that he lives. However, the process could be tactical and fought if the goal does not arrive fast for the “Yellow Submarine”. In the end the duel will be solved by a question of individual hierarchy and by the local factor. Therefore, we believe that those led by Javi Calleja can handle the ball and realize an advantage at some point in the game. Remember that Alavés sooner or later ends up giving one or two goals in his exits, this pattern can be repeated again. In game for Villarreal is still on in the fight to qualify for the next Champions League, it is vital to win this game and not leave stupid points on the road. Those in the end end up costing more than the account at the time of achieving a goal.
Villarreal – Alaves : Betting Tips
Villarreal – Win Odds: 1.70
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70