Alaves is one of the pleasant surprises in Spain this season. Babazorros are on the fifth place in the standings; they are stable in defence and strong at home. The recent form of the team is not that good with three defeats and two draws in all competitions, but eventually, Abelardo Fernández’s squad won with 1-0 against Real Sociedad and ended the year with a win.
Valencia ended the autumn with not a bad performance in the Champions League and even were in the fight for qualifying for the knockout phase. Maybe their participation in the tournament was the reason for several lost points in La Liga. The Bats have just three defeats but have won only 22 points, eight points from Top 4. December began with a loss from Real Madrid, but after that, they won three times and drew two games in all competitions.
Valencia, together with Athletic Bilbao, have the most draw games in La Liga – ten in 17 fixtures. Four of these games were away from home. Alaves also four times ended their games with a draw at home and didn’t have a loss on their stadium. The performance in defence for both teams is falling behind only of Getafe and Atlético Madrid, while the performance in the attack is not particularly great.
The bookies give an advantage of the away team, but we think that they will not win in this game. The possibility for a new draw is big, but we will suggest a more unusual approach. I will back Home No Bet – Draw, with Draw 1-1 Correct Score. We recommend placing this bet in William Hill, where you can take advantage of a $30 Welcome Bonus and regular promotions for loyal customers.
Alaves vs Valencia Head to Head
Valencia won the previous two games in the last season, and now have seven wins and just one defeat in the last ten games in La Liga. In the previous six games have been scored over 2.5 goals. The draw was not the outcome in the previous nine games of this rivalry in all competitions.
|17.03.2018||Valencia vs Alaves||3-1|
|24.01.2018||Alaves vs Valencia||2-2 (2-1)|
|17.01.2018||Valencia vs Alaves||2-1|
|28.10.2017||Alaves vs Valencia||1-2|
|25.02.2017||Alaves vs Valencia||2-1|
|22.09.2016||Valencia vs Alaves||2-1|
Alaves vs Valencia Stats
- Alaves don’t have a defeat in nine home games, with just Atlético Madrid having a better run as hosts.
- Alaves have scored seven goals with a header this season and are the leaders in this ranking.
- Valencia don’t have a defeat in their first game of January since 2003 – ten wins, five draws.
- The Bats have won only twice their away games in La Liga this season, although they lost only two times.
- Valencia didn’t score in the league just four times this season.
Alaves vs Valencia Odds
Alaves vs Valencia Team News
For Alaves Rubén Duarte and Mubarak Wakaso will not play in this game because of too much yellow cards. Rodrigo Ely is still injured, while Ximo Navarro and Darko Brašanac are in doubt.
José Gaya and Carlos Soler will miss the game for The Bats. Injured are Francis Coquelin, Gabriel Paulista, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Gonçalo Guedes, while the strikers Kevin Gameiro and Michy Batshuayi are in doubt.