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Alaves vs Valencia Prediction & Betting tips
In the own Mendizorroza, Alaves takes on Friday night in the 27th round of LaLiga against Valencia. The home club is in shape and smells blood against the visitors, who are still plagued by a persistent wave of injuries.
Alaves has been doing extremely well in recent weeks. With 31 points from 26 rounds, the Basques are not yet definitively safe, but with a lead of nine points on the Spanish relegation zone, coach Asier Garitano’s team should not get into trouble anymore.
Alaves has her affairs well organized, because with eleven points from the last seven games, only five teams have started even better in the second half of the season. The blue and white never fail, and have two snipers with Lucas Perez and Joselu in the front. With eleven goals, Perez can even call himself the most scoring Spaniard of LaLiga. Thanks in part to his goals, El Glorioso is very difficult to beat in the Mendizorroza this season with only three losses in thirteen home games. “I don’t want to think that because of the corona virus we should play without an audience,” the attacker said this week. “The fans are really a twelfth man for us.”
Valencia is one of the disappointments of this season for me. The club from the orange city is still unbeaten in LaLiga in its own Mestalla, but on foreign soil the men of coach Albert Celades fall far too often with only three victories in twelve away matches. Even fence-closing Espanyol managed to grab more points outside the home than Los Che.
The poor results are largely due to the constant wave of injuries that Valencia has been struggling with throughout the season. It is almost impossible to imagine, but only five of the 26 players from the A-selection have so far been protected from injury due to this football season. Also this weekend, Valencia, Maxi Gomez, Ezequiel Garay and Cristiano Piccini have to miss several pillars, while Ferran Torres and Rodrigo Moreno, among others, have been in doubt. Celades will naturally want to be careful with them, also because next Tuesday the return against Atalanta in the eighth finals of the Champions League is imminent. Valencia has to try to clear a 4-1 deficit in that match, and was told this week that there are no supporters due to the corona virus. The bad news keeps piling up at Valencia.
Alaves vs Valencia head to head matches
05.10.19 LL Valencia Alaves 2 : 1
12.05.19 LL Valencia Alaves 3 : 1
05.01.19 LL Alaves Valencia 2 : 1
17.03.18 LL Valencia Alaves 3 : 1
24.01.18 CDR Alaves Valencia 2 : 2 (2 : 1)