Villarreal – Alaves : Preview & Prediction
Villarreal had an excellent season last year and finished 5th, just behind “the big 4” of the championship (Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico and Sevilla), even finishing ahead of Sociedad, Valencia and Bilbao. The yellow submarine hopes to repeat this performance this year and started with a 1-1 against Huesca, a 2-1 victory over Eibar and a rout at Camp Nou (4-0 for Barcelona).
Alavés, for his part, had a much more complicated season and finished 16th, only 3 points ahead of the first relegation. Players must leave with new ambitions and do much better than last year! A failed start, with a defeat (0-1) against Betis, a second in Granada (2-1), and a draw at home in Getafe with a goalless score.
Villarreal finished 7th (out of 20) at home in La Liga last year with 9 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses.
Villarreal has scored 25 goals and conceded 12 in 19 home league games last year.
Alavés finished 18th in Liga away last year with 3 wins, 3 draws and 13 losses.
Alavés scored 14 goals and conceded 40 in 19 away league games last year. Which made it the second worst defense!
The men of Unai Emery must get back on the right track and quickly forget the debacle in Catalonia. Alavés seems to be the ideal opponent to take the three points. Victory for Villarreal!
Villarreal – Alaves : Betting Tips
Villarreal – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70