Valencia vs Alaves: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:52 AM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 9:52 AM UTC

Valencia have a great home record against Alaves...
<div><h2>Valencia vs Alaves</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, October 5, at the Mestalla</strong></a></p><p>Valencia are unbeaten in their last four games and they appear to be finding a rhythm under new boss Albert Celades. They were expected to struggle when they visited unbeaten Athletic Bilbao at the weekend, but they picked up a strong 1-0 victory. That carried them up to ninth in the table, and they should be able to seize another three points when they face Alaves on Saturday. Asier Garitano’s men have lost their last two away games, and they have really struggled in front of goal this season, so Valencia should grind out a win in this match.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Valencia have missed key men Jose Gaya, Carlos Soler and Geoffrey Kondogbia in recent weeks, as all three have been out with injuries. Cristiano Piccini and Kevin Gameiro are also on the treatment table, but Valencia boast good strength in depth. Forward Rodrigo leads the line and Denis Cheryshev, Maxi Gomez and exciting youngster Ferran Torres have all provided plenty of attacking thrust. Mouctar Diakhaby, Ezequiel Garay and Gabriel Paulista are battling for two centre-back places.</p><p><a href=";a=ec641d03-1e6d-4096-9f5f-d2a6939022d0&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>They should not be unduly bothered by an Alaves frontline that has managed just four goals in seven games so far this season. They have lost their last two away games to nil, which does not augur well for a trip to the Mestalla. Former Stoke and Newcastle striker Joselu is responsible for three of their goals this season, while former Arsenal and West Ham forward Lucas Perez was also on target in a 2-0 win over Mallorca last time out. Yet Mallorca are dreadful on the road, so we cannot read too much into that win for Alaves. They lost three on the bounce before that, and they are unlikely to contain the likes of Gomez, Torres and Rodrigo in this game.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Valencia have won all three home games against Alaves since they were promoted to La Liga Primera in 2016. They have a midweek Champions League fixture, but it is at home, so they should still be relatively fresh for the visit of Alaves. They have more than enough quality to secure victory against a team tipped to battle against relegation this season. You can find 1.57 (4/7) on a Valencia win, which looks like a great addition to an accumulator. There are plenty of ways to get more value on them for a single bet on this game, including Valencia and under 4.5 goals, Valencia and over 1.5 goals, Valencia to win to nil and various handicap options.</p><p><strong>Tip: Valencia -1 Asian handicap at 2.00 (evens) with Bet365</strong></p></div>
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