Deportivo Alaves vs Villarreal Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Deportivo 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

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

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

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Deportivo Alaves Form Guide

Deportivo Alaves Team Logo

Deportivo Alaves

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Valladolid Team Logo Real Valladolid

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Oviedo Team Logo Real Oviedo

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

08-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

SD Huesca Team Logo SD Huesca

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

18-08-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

25-08-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

02-09-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-09-2018

Club Friendlies

Sochaux Team Logo Sochaux

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

07-09-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

16-09-2018

Primera Division

Real Valladolid Team Logo Real Valladolid

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Villarreal Form Guide

Villarreal Team Logo

Villarreal

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
D A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Montpellier Team Logo Montpellier

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Angers Team Logo Angers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

08-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Zaragoza Team Logo Real Zaragoza

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

18-08-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

26-08-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

31-08-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

16-09-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Deportivo 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.

Deportivo 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.

Deportivo Alaves Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

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

Villarreal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Deportivo Alaves vs Villarreal Sidelined Players

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