Alaves vs Real Valladolid predictions, H2H and match preview for this Friday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis, betting tips and predicted line-ups with both teams desperate to end poor runs.
Alaves vs Real Valladolid Match Preview
This Friday’s game in Vitoria commences match-day 33 of this Spanish Primera Division season. It features two of the league’s most out-of-form sides with Alaves having taken just one point from their last four matches to fall out of Champions League contention. Valladolid meanwhile have been on the receiving end of some damaging late goals and have taken just two points from their last four to slip into the relegation zone.
To make matters worse, both sides have some significant selection problems heading into this one. Alaves are hoping to finally be able to name Guillermo Maripan in their starting eleven. However Victor Laguardia’s suspension means they again won’t be able to name their first choice central defensive pairing. Ruben Duarte is also banned so they’ve a few key positions to fill here.
Valladolid meanwhile are missing their most consistent performer this season to suspension. Rubén Alcaraz has been a vital part of their battle for safety and has started 29 of their 32 league games until this point. On a more positive note, Toni Villa, another of their better players, is training again and could feature. They will need to pick themselves up though having somehow managed to squander a 2-1 lead against ten men last week with Getafe levelling in the 96th minute.
That could prove a damaging blow and they really need something out of this game having finally slipped into the bottom three last time out. Alaves though are hoping to move back up to 7th by winning the game and get their surprise European push back on track.
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Alaves vs Real Valladolid Predictions
Score Prediction: 0-0 Draw
Betting Tip: Under 2.0 Goal Line (18+)
This one features two sides who are low on confidence and not producing much in the way of creativity right now. Some key absentees on both fronts coupled with the stakes being high could lead to a scrappy, cagey fixture and it’s hard to see many goals here.
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Alaves vs Real Valladolid H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 3 Alaves Wins, 3 Valladolid Wins.
- Alaves won 1-0 at Valladolid earlier this term.
- That was the first top flight clash in more than 15 years.
- Valladolid have won on 3 of their last 4 league visits to Vitoria.
One to Watch – Jony
Seguramente #Jony sea la revelación de la temporada en Liga. Carrera brutal donde nadie lo puede derribar (me recordó al Kaká más potente), asistencia de lujo y el #Alavés sigue soñando por Champions. 9 asistencias y protagonismo absoluto en cada punto vitoriano. ??? pic.twitter.com/GSmXAdyWEb
— José David López (@josedavidlopez_) March 9, 2019
Jony has been one of the surprise packages of the season in La Liga and without him, there’s no way Alaves would be battling for Europe. If anyone is going to produce a moment of quality here, it could be him.
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Predicted Line Ups
Pacheco – Vigaray, Ely, Maripan, Navarro – Jony, Garcia, Brasanac, Inui – Calleri, Baston (4-4-2)
Yoel – Antonito, Kiko Olivas, Calero, Nacho – Keko, Michel, Fernandez, Plano – Unal, Guardiola (4-4-2)