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The La Liga clash at Estadio Mendizorrotza on Sunday will see hosts Alaves welcome guests Valencia.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Alaves v Valencia - along with the latest match odds.
Alaves head into this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 La Liga drawn match versus Levante.
In that match, Alaves managed 29% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Alaves was Lucas Pérez (4'). Levante UD got 18 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. José Luis Morales (51') scored for Levante.
Under three goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Alaves have been participants. Regarding the goal distribution from that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 7 while Babazorros got themselves 6.
Their past results show that Alaves:
- have not emerged victorious against Valencia in their last 3 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Valencia will go into the clash following on from a 4-1 La Liga win with the defeat of Real Madrid in their previous match.
In that match, Valencia had 35% possession and 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Valencia was Carlos Soler (35', 54', 63'). For their opponents, Real Madrid CF got 16 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Karim Benzema (23') and Raphaël Varane (43' Own goal) scored for Real Madrid.
The numbers tell their own story, and Valencia have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals overall. In defence, Los Che have some weaknesses to address. We will have to see whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Pre-game facts show that Valencia:
- haven't won against Alaves when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 24/01/2018 shows us that Alaves have won 2 of them & Valencia 3, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A combined total of 19 goals were produced between them in these games, with 8 from Babazorros and 11 for Los Che. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The last league game between these clubs was La Liga match day 27 on 06/03/2020 when the final score was Alaves 1-1 Valencia.
That time, Alaves had 43% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Edgar Méndez (73').
Valencia had 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Dani Parejo (34') scored.
The referee was Jesús Gil Manzano.
Team News: Alaves
Alaves manager Pablo Machín will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Valencia
Valencia boss Javi Gracia has a number of players out of action. Maxi Gómez (Knee Problems), Jasper Cillessen (Hamstring Injury) and Mouctar Diakhaby (Hamstring Injury) are not able to play.
When taking all factors into account, Valencia and Alaves could well end up finding themselves level here, with both teams capable of netting.
It could well end in a draw. We therefore see a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 scoreline when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Mendizorrotza (19,840)
Captain: Manu García
Chairman: Alfonso Fernández
Manager: Pablo Machín
Competitions: La Liga position 15