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The La Liga fixture at Estadio Mendizorrotza on Monday will see hosts Alaves facing opposition in the form of Real Betis.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Alaves v Real Betis are shown below (including the best match odds).
Alaves will be hoping to bounce back here following a 0-5 La Liga defeat last time out to Barcelona.
For their opponents, FC Barcelona had 16 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Ansu Fati (24'), Lionel Messi (34', 75'), Luis Suárez (44') and Nélson Semedo (57') scored for Barcelona.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Alaves haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Babazorros have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 11 goals during that time. In any event, time will tell whether that trend might be maintained in this game or not.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Real Valladolid in La Liga competition, Real Betis will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Real Betis had 72% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. Real Valladolid got 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Sergi Guardiola (45') and Óscar Plano (63') scored for Real Valladolid.
The stats tell the story, and Real Betis have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals overall. Defensively, Béticos can certainly do much better.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head clashes dating back to 21/10/2017 shows us that Alaves have won 1 of these and Real Betis 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
A combined total of 13 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 5 from Babazorros and 8 coming from Béticos. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The previous league contest between these sides was LaLiga match day 37 on 16/07/2020 when it ended Real Betis 1-2 Alaves.
On that occasion, Real Betis had 72% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Their only player to score was Loren (93').
At the other end, Alaves had 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Joselu (51') and Rodrigo Ely (76') scored.
The referee was David Medié Jiménez.
Team News: Alaves
Alaves manager Pablo Machín will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all ahead of this game with a completely healthy squad to pick from.
It seems likely that Babazorros could use the 3-1-4-2 system with Fernando Pacheco, Ruben Duarte, Victor Laguardia, Rodrigo Ely, Tomas Pina, Luis Rioja, Rodrigo Andres Battaglia, Pons Riera Pere, Édgar Méndez, Lucas Pérez Martínez and Joselu.
Team News: Real Betis
Real Betis manager Manuel Pellegrini has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Wilfrid Kaptoum (Muscle Injury), Dani Martín (Sprained ankle) and Víctor Camarasa (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not ready for selection.
We are inclined to think that Béticos seem most likely to play in a 4-2-3-1 lineup by sending out Claudio Bravo, Emerson Aparecido, Aissa Mandi, Marc Bartra, Alex Moreno, William Carvalho, Guido Rodriguez, Nabil Fekir, Sergio Canales, Joaquin and Borja Iglesias.
We’re inclined to think that Real Betis and Alaves could both find goals hard to come by here.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore tipping a very close game with a 0-0 scoreline at the end of this game.