Alaves vs Villarreal Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Alaves vs Villarreal Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Deportivo Alaves’ start to the season continued with a 1-0 loss against Celta de Vigo. The away team were able to dominate the early exchanges of the game with summer signing Bojan Krkic having plenty of opportunities, but Celta de Vigo came up with the decisive goal in the 34th minute through Maximiliano Gomez. Villarreal secured a first win of the season by beating Real Betis 3-1 at the La Ceramica. Even though Sergio Leon provided the away team with an opening goal, Villarreal came up with a great response through goals from Carlos Bacca, Samu Castillejo, and Enes Unal. The midweek action saw Villarreal get a 3-1 win against Astana in the Europa League. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Deportivo Alaves maybe the home team coming into this match, but I find it difficult to go with Zubeldia’s team after the poor start they have made to the season. Admittedly, they have faced just one game – against Barcelona – at home this season, but a lot more has been expected from the team going forward. Villarreal’s confidence is on a high after back-to-back wins. While the Yellow Submarines lost on the recent visit to Mendizorroza, I would go with the recent form and back a Villarreal win. Cedric Bakambu scored in the last away game against Deportivo Alaves. The forward came up with 11 goals in the 2016-17 season and most of these goals came towards the end of the campaign. After having scored his first goal of the season, Bakambu is my pick to score anytime in this game.

Villarreal win – 7/5

Cedric Bakambu to score anytime – 12/5

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

Alaves saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Villarreal

Villarreal saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Villarreal saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Alaves

AVG Goals

1.9

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

2

Lost

3
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)

D A

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Racing Santander Team Logo Racing Santander

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Villarreal Form Guide

Villarreal Team Logo

Villarreal

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
L A

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

09-04-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W H

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

D H

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Hercules Team Logo Hercules

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Alaves Preview

The start of the La Liga 2017-18 season has been a disaster for Deportivo Alaves. The club were expected to struggle after the departure of Mauricio Pellegrino, but the scale of problems in the first three games of the season will worry manager Luis Zubeldia. Deportivo Alaves are yet to score this season, but there was a substantial improvement in the recent game against Celta de Vigo. Bojan Krkic appears to be the key player for Deportivo Alaves going forward, and Zubeldia will have to quickly build the team around the former Barcelona youngster in order to revive the club’s fortunes.

Alaves Team News

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

Villarreal Preview

Villarreal were able to get the season up and running with back-to-back wins in all competitions. After having built on the home advantage to secure a crucial win over Real Betis, the club went ahead and secured a stronghold in the first game of the Europa League group stages. Manager Fran Escriba will have to find a way to improve form or risk the possibility of going back into losing ways, as Villarreal are on the road in three out of the next four games in all competitions. Carlos Bacca has been a key player for the club in the opening few matches, but the midweek action saw Cedric Bakambu return to the score sheets for the first time this season.

Villarreal Team News

Sergio Asenjo (cruciate ligament), Adrian Marin (knee), and Andres Fernandez (cruciate ligament) are the players unavailable for Villarreal.

Alaves Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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

Villarreal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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 Villarreal Sidelined Players

Alaves
20 Hector Hernandez Injured
5 Victor Laguardia Injured
Villarreal
13 Andres Fernandez Injured
21 Bruno Soriano Injured
1 Sergio Asenjo Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Fernando Pacheco 187 81
2 LB Carlos Vigaray 182 70
12 CD Rodrigo Ely 188 82
4 CD Alexis 182 75
17 RB Alfonso Pedraza 182 75
11 LM Ibai Gomez 177 73
18 CM Tomas Pina 184 75
22 CDM Wakaso Mubarak 171 66
23 CM Alvaro Medran 176 68
24 RM Munir El Haddadi 175 69
15 CF Bojan Krkic 170 65
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Mariano Damian Barbosa 188 79
22 LB Antonio Rukavina 177 71
3 CD Alvaro Gonzalez 183 75
6 CD Victor Ruiz 184 78
11 RB Jaume Costa 172 62
16 CM Rodri 190 88
14 CM Manuel Trigueros 178 70
8 RM Pablo Fornals 178 67
10 LM Samuel Castillejo 182 67
17 CF Cedric Bakambu 183 74
9 CF Carlos Bacca 181 77