Alaves vs Espanyol Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Alaves vs Espanyol Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Deportivo Alaves had to endure more disappointment after a 2-1 defeat against Valencia at home. Alaves conceded the opening goal in the 34th minute, as in-form Simone Zaza put Valencia ahead. Alexis, though, was able to help Alaves get back with the equaliser in the 49th minute, but the away team were back in front in the 66th minute through a penalty from Rodrigo. Espanyol beat Real Betis 1-0 at home to pick up the first win in five. Gerard Moreno came up with the only goal of the game in the 55th minute, although there was a hint of offside. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Alaves have been very poor in front of goal this season and it has contributed to the team losing an incredible nine out of the 10 league matches. Even though Espanyol come into the game with no away wins under their belt this season, this match can be a prime candidate to get a victory. Espanyol were able to do the double over Deportivo Alaves last season. I would back a victory for Espanyol, and it is available at a very attractive price. The match is a prime candidate for under 2.5 goals with Espanyol managing to keep the scores down in the last four league matches. Alaves have scored in just three of the 10 league matches this season. I would go with a clean sheet for Espanyol.

Espanyol win – 8/5
Espanyol sheet – 7/4

Espanyol have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played against Alaves

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Alaves Form Guide

Alaves Team Logo

Alaves

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L A

17-03-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

15-04-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

19-04-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

22-04-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Espanyol Form Guide

Espanyol Team Logo

Espanyol

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

17-03-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-04-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

18-04-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

22-04-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W A

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Alaves Preview

The struggles for Deportivo Alaves does not seem to be going away anytime soon, as the club have slumped to a fifth defeat in the last six matches. Alaves are heading down to a certain relegation if this current form does not improve before Christmas break. The club are already close to being cut off from the potential safety places, as Eibar are five points ahead while occupying the final safety spot. Alaves have struggled heavily with regard to scoring goals, but there are signs of improvement with the team managing four goals in the last five games of all competitions.

Alaves Team News

Victor Laguardia (cruciate ligament) and Hector Hernandez Ortega (knee) are the players unavailable for Deportivo Alaves.

Espanyol Preview

Espanyol will be relieved at being able to get the win over Real Betis, as it ends the long-standing wait for a victory. After having begun the season in a slow fashion, Espanyol are yet to hit the ground running and get a string of victories that will propel them into the top six of the table. One of the big advantages for Espanyol is that the team has suffered just three defeats so far this season. Two of those losses have come against the big two – Barcelona and Real Madrid. Espanyol may have conceded 12 goals in 10 matches, but it should be remembered that five of those goals were conceded against arch-rivals Barcelona. The club’s defence has been good so far this season. Gerard Moreno is the leading scorer at the club with four goals in the La Liga.

Espanyol Team News

Adrian Lopez (meniscus) is the only injury problem for Espanyol.

Alaves Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Espanyol Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Alaves vs Espanyol Sidelined Players

Alaves
5 Victor Laguardia Injured
20 Hector Hernandez Injured
2 Carlos Vigaray Suspended
Espanyol
35 Adrian Lopez Injured
2 Marc Navarro Injured
6 Oscar Duarte Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Fernando Pacheco 187 81
4 LB Alexis 182 75
6 CD Guillermo Maripan 185 82
17 RB Alfonso Pedraza 182 75
26 CD Adrian Dieguez - -
12 CD Rodrigo Ely 188 82
22 CM Wakaso Mubarak 171 66
18 CM Tomas Pina 184 75
19 CM Manu Garcia 182 74
9 CF Christian Santos 184 70
24 CF Munir El Haddadi 175 69
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Pau Lopez 189 77
3 RB Aaron Caricol 180 72
22 CD Mario Hermoso 181 -
15 CD David Lopez 185 80
4 LB Victor Sanchez Mata 175 73
19 RM Pablo Piatti 163 63
25 CM Sergi Darder 180 67
10 LM Jose Manuel Jurado 173 76
18 CM Javi Fuego 181 74
11 CF Leo Baptistao 181 71
7 CF Gerard Moreno 180 75