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Alaves vs Espanyol Prediction & Betting tips
There is no clear favorite on this occasion, as the two teams are even and can be neutralized for much of the 90 minutes of play. For this reason and knowing that the “blanquiazules” are combative and competitive in Mendizorroza, we believe that the tie is an interesting option to bet. Remember that the “parakeets” know how to stand as visitors, showing it to Celta in Balaídos (1-1 draw). Paint so that the process is intense and fought from the initial stage.
The “blanquiazules” still do not win in the Spanish tournament, after equaling 0-0 against Betis at home and adding 1 point in the table. The team played well at times, but is still dry for the goal. Before he had lost 3-0 to Barcelona in the Nou Camp, lacking depth in the development. His medium-term goal is to improve in the game setting, but without sacrificing his defensive style.
This will be the second match that the “blue and white” team will play in Mendizorroza, after playing with the “verdiblancos” on the previous date. For this duel it is expected that the coach Abelardo risk at times, as it will collide with a rival care. Its objective will be to propose a tactical and ordered scheme between the lines, trying to take advantage of the local factor to reach the goal. Do not rule out that you repeat the 4-1-4-1 system that you have used regularly. Thanks to this tactical drawing, the team is direct when attacking.
The picture “parakeet” arrives toned to this duel after defeating Valencia 2-0 at home and add their first win in the championship (0-0 draw in the initial stage). The team has 4 points in the championship, standing out for being timed at times and compact in others. Little by little the hand of the technician Rubi is being noticed, which has balanced to the establishment in these two first dates of the competition. On this occasion, the DT is expected to repeat the 4-1-4-1 system, which allowed him to play well against the squad “che” (order between the lines, a touch of touch and effectiveness towards the goal).
As a visitor, the “parakeet” draw drew 1-1 against Celta in Balaídos, after winning 0-1 in the initial stage. For this exit it is expected that the Catalans take their precautions, as they will collide with a direct and compact rival in their actions. Of course, the logic indicates that the technician Rubi bet on good football, trying to take advantage of the highest hierarchy of its players to win. Considering this, it will be vital the contribution that the strikers Piatti, Borja Iglesias and Leo Baptistao (a trident with a lot of mobility) can perform.
In the last 4 years, Alavés and Espanyol have met 3 times in Mendizorroza. These have been the markers of these encounters: Victory 0-2 of Espanyol in December 2014 for the Copa del Rey, 0-1 triumph of Espanyol in November 2016 and victory 1-0 of Alavés in November 2017. Apparently , every time they clash “blanquiazules” and “parakeets” they play tactical and closed games in front of the goal.
Alaves vs Espanyol head to head matches
01.04.18 LL Espanyol Alaves 0 : 0
04.11.17 LL Alaves Espanyol 1 : 0
08.04.17 LL Espanyol Alaves 1 : 0
20.11.16 LL Alaves Espanyol 0 : 1
17.12.14 CDR Espanyol Alaves 1 : 0