Alaves vs Real Valladolid Match Preview & Prediction

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Alaves vs Real Valladolid predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two bottom half sides clash.

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Alaves vs Real Valladolid Preview

This Saturday’s game pits together two sides who are in the wrong half of the league but will still feel they are doing enough to maintain their top flight status for another year. Real Valladolid have been the more consistent of the two sides while Alaves have been very poor travellers but will fancy they can get back to winning ways back at Mendizorrotza.

The difference between their home and away record is genuinely alarming. They’ve taken just 1 point from 6 road games and 16 of the 18 goals they’ve conceded this season have been on their travels. At home, it has been a completely different story with just 2 conceded in 6 games and they are averaging a very healthy 1.83 points per game in front of their fans. If they can keep things tight at the back here, they will fancy they can win this with Lucas Perez in stunning form up top with the former Depor and Arsenal man having netted in 6 straight league games.

Real Valladolid don’t have anyone anywhere near that prolific but there was a huge sigh of relief as Sandro Ramirez finally ended his goal drought in league football that had stretched over two years and four clubs last weekend. It was an impressive 3-0 win for Sergio’s men who are actually closer to the top of the division than the relegation zone despite lingering in 12th place.

We shouldn’t see any major tactical surprises here with both sides likely to favour a 4-4-2. Both sides have relatively defensive reputations and it doesn’t have the makings of a classic with Alaves home matches so far this term averaging just 1.33 goals per game.

Alaves vs Real Valladolid Predictions

Score Prediction: 1-0 Alaves

A tight, low-scoring affair looks the most likely outcome here. Alaves perhaps have a bit more firepower up top and with Lucas Perez in this kind of form, he might only need one chance to settle this with home advantage likely to be a big factor again for the Basque side.

Alaves vs Real Valladolid H2H

  • Last 6 meetings: 3 Alaves Wins, 2 Valladolid Wins, 1 Draw.
  • Alaves took 4 points off Valladolid last season, although it was the away game they won.
  • The sides drew 2-2 here last term.
  • Valladolid have won on 3 of their last 5 visits to Mendizorrotza although all those wins came in the Segunda Division.

Predicted Line Ups

Alaves Team:

Pacheco – Aguirregabiria, Magallan, Laguardia, Duarte – Vidal, Garcia, Wakaso, Riojo – Joselu, Perez (4-4-2)

Valladolid Team:

Masip – Barba, Olivas, Salisu, Moyano – Villa, Michel, Alcaraz, Plano – Sandro, Guardiola (4-4-2)

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Freelance requests: marksochon (at)

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