Deportivo Alaves faces Real Betis at the Estadio de Mendizorroza
Deportivo Alaves faces Real Betis at the Estadio de Mendizorroza in a game from the 19th round of La Liga. Here are our La Liga predictions for this fixture.
Deportivo Alaves could use some points right now. Because of their poor form in the last four rounds, they fell to 15th place in the league with their 19 points won until now. In their last four matches Alaves won just one point, so it’s a crucial thing for the manager Asier Garitano to make a way to improve his team’s shape.
Before the winter break Deportivo Alaves suffered their 9th defeat for the season. They had to face the champion Barcelona at the Camp Nou and it didn’t end well for them, because Barca won the game with 4-1. Pere Pons scored Alaves’ only goal in the game, but the Catalans dominated and easily secured the win.
For their next game Alaves can’t use the midfielder Pina, who’s missing the match with an injury.
Real Betis probably hoped for a much better season so far, because right now the Andalusians are 13th in the league with 23 points won. Betis still have nice chances to enter the Top 10, but only if they start winning points on a more regular basis.
In the previous round of the league Real Betis lost for a 7th time this season. Rubi’s boys hosted Atletico Madrid at the Benito Villamarin, but lost the game with 1-2. Marc Bartra scored for the home side in the last few minutes, but Atleti already had a clear lead of two goals.
Against Deportivo Alaves Real Betis will be without the Portuguese midfielder William Carvalho, who is injured. Pedraza and Juanmi are also unavaliable for selection.
In our La Liga predictions we think that it’s pretty hard to pick a favourite in this game. Both teams have a lot of room for improvement, so it’s important what kind of work the both managers did with their players during the winter break.