Valencia vs Alaves Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Valencia vs Alaves Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Valencia moved a step closer towards cementing their top four position after a 2-0 win over Sevilla. Rodrigo Moreno came up with goals in both halves to end the resistance from Sevilla, who certainly were distracted by the midweek match against Manchester United in the Champions League. Deportivo Alaves lost for a second consecutive game as Real Betis picked up a 3-1 win at the Mendizorrotza. Loren Moron came up with a brace by capitalising on Alaves’ poor backline, while Javi Garcia scored the other goal for Real Betis. Ruben Sobrino’s fine run and finish in the 67th minute did provide hope for Alaves.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Valencia have been winning at half-time/full-time in three out of the last six matches while Alaves have similarly been in a losing position during the same period. Valencia are extremely strong at home and it is difficult to look beyond the home win. I would opt for a win at half-time and full-time for Valencia.

Valencia are aiming for a fourth consecutive win over Alaves in all competitions. Incredibly, all three wins for Valencia have been with a 2-1 score. In fact, all of the last five games between these two teams have been with this score. This provides a strong basis to expect over 2.5 goals in this match. Valencia have also been decent going forward as the club has learnt to cope with the absence of Santi Mina. I would back over 2.5 goals in this game.

Valencia at half-time and full-time – 11/10

Total goals over 2.5 – 7/10

 

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

Valencia saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Alaves

Alaves saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Valencia

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Valencia Form Guide

Valencia Team Logo

Valencia

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W A

17-02-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

25-02-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

28-02-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

04-03-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

10-03-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

17-03-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

18-04-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Alaves Form Guide

Alaves Team Logo

Alaves

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

10-02-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

17-02-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

24-02-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-03-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-03-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

12-03-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

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)

Valencia Preview

Valencia are back in the reckoning for a top four finish. The impressive win over Sevilla moved the club a step closer towards securing the Champions League berth for next season. The nine-point advantage over Sevilla now looks quite substantial – even with ten matches left in the campaign. After having been highly consistent – even with a young squad, it would have been tough on Valencia if the club had been swept out of the top four. Now, the team can look forward to finishing the campaign in a strong manner and building for next season. Rodrigo Moreno is now the top scorer at Valencia with 12 league goals – one more than Simone Zaza and Santi Mina.

Valencia Team News

Geoffrey Kondogbia (hamstring) and Santi Mina (thigh) are the Valencia players unavailable for action.

Alaves Preview

Deportivo Alaves are taking their foot off the gas pedal after moving closer towards safety. Despite having just 31 points – at least nine away from the psychological figure of 40, Alaves can rest for the next few weeks safe in the knowledge that Levante and Las Palmas have to pick up a couple of wins just to get close in the table. Alaves have a slightly difficult run to end the campaign with away matches against the likes of Valencia and Espanyol coming up in the next few weeks.

Alaves Team News

John Guidetti (back) and Carlos Martin Vigaray (knee) are the names unavailable for Alaves.

Valencia Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

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 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

Valencia vs Alaves Sidelined Players

Valencia
29 Javier Jimenez Injured
22 Santi Mina Injured
17 Francis Coquelin Injured
Alaves
2 Carlos Vigaray Injured
23 Alvaro Medran Unavailable

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Neto 189 78
21 LB Martin Montoya 175 74
14 RB Jose Gaya 172 64
5 CD Gabriel Paulista 185 72
24 CD Ezequiel Garay 189 77
10 CM Daniel Parejo 181 75
18 LM Carlos Soler 183 72
7 RM Goncalo Guedes 178 68
16 CM Geoffrey Kondogbia 188 77
9 CF Simone Zaza 186 83
19 CF Rodrigo 180 77
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Fernando Pacheco 187 81
5 CD Victor Laguardia 185 75
3 RB Ruben Duarte 180 75
32 LB Martin Aguirregabiria 180 70
12 CD Rodrigo Ely 188 82
21 LM Hernan Perez 180 71
18 CM Tomas Pina 184 75
19 CM Manu Garcia 182 74
17 RM Alfonso Pedraza 182 75
24 CF Munir El Haddadi 175 69
7 CF Ruben Sobrino 182 75