Alaves vs. Real Valladolid Date and Time: Friday, February 5, 2021, 8 PM (UK Time) Venue: Estadio de Mendizorroza Prediction: Alaves Bookmaker: 1xbet
On Friday evening at Estadio de Mendizorroza, these two teams struggling at the wrong end of the La Liga table will lock horns as Alaves welcome Real Valladolid. Alaves have picked up just 19 points from their 21 league matches this season to sit down in 18th position in the division, while Valladolid is 16th, having collected 20 points from 21 league fixtures in 2020-21. El Glorioso has actually only won once in La Liga since the end of November, and they are currently inside the relegation zone, having picked up just 19 points from their 21 league matches this term. Alaves are level on points with 17th placed Osasuna, but Elche in 19th have two games in hand, while Huesca at the bottom is just three points off Abelardo’s side at this stage of the campaign. The Basque team are in their fifth straight season at this level of football and finished ninth in 2016-17, it does appear that the club will face a battle to retain their top-flight status and they will be wary of suffering another defeat here ahead of back-to-back fixtures away to Barcelona and Real Sociedad. Valladolid, meanwhile, will enter Friday’s clash off the back of a damaging 3-1 home defeat to basement side Huesca on January 29, with Rafa Mir scoring the first-half treble for the visitors.
The White and Violets beat Getafe at the start of January but have not been victorious since, picking up draws with Elche and Levante, in addition to losing at home to Valencia and Huesca. A total of 20 points from 21 matches has left Valladolid in 16th position in the table, just one point outside of the bottom three, while there are only four points separating the bottom six in Spain’s top flight. Sergio Gonzalez’s side has finished 16th and 13th in La Liga since returning for the 2018-19 campaign, but they also appear to be in for a fight when it comes to securing another campaign at this level.
Valladolid has lost two of their last three La Liga meetings with Alaves, including a 2-0 defeat in the reverse match earlier this season, while they also went down 3-0 in the corresponding game last term. On the other hand, Valladolid has been struggling at the back of late, with the team having 11 goals in total in the previous four games in all competitions. Since La Pucelle has been struggling at the back of late, Deportivo Alaves will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in La Liga. When the two teams met at Estadio Jose Zorilla earlier this term Alaves defeated Valladolid 2-0, which is yet another reason why home victory should be considered.