Alaves v Deportivo – La Liga
19 Sep 2016, Mendizorroza, 18:45 GMT +0
Alaves has shocked the world with the win over Barcelona at home (2:1). For a team that is fighting in 1st division after a decade that surely is a victory to remember. In addition, Alaves has an unbeaten record for 11 consecutive matches in domestic league and they are showing they must not be underestimated, despite being seen as an underdog. Maybe that’s the case, as other teams underestimate them and Alaves takes that and turns it in their advantage.
First 3 matches in this season were against Atletico Madrid (1:1), Gijon (0:0) and Barcelona (1:2). Looking at their opponents no one would expect them to get 5 points so far. Being that they can beat Barcelona and draw against Atletico Madrid is miraculous. Anyway, they must be doing something right and are hoping to show that in the upcoming match against Deportivo.
Deportivo La Coruna has accumulated 4 points so far, winning against Eibar (2:1) in the opening match, but failed to repeat their success in the next 2 fixtures against Betis (0:0) and Athletico Bilbao (0:1). Deportivo has forgotten how to score a goal since the opening match as they have not found the net since the match against EIbar. It may be due to them selling their striker Lucas Perez, who was main goal scorer in last season. Now with no one to replace him, Deportivo struggles in the front line.
We cannot expect much goals from this match, as Alaves has not been able to score at home against Gijon, and on the other side we have got Deportivo who has not scored in the past 2 fixtures. Still Alaves is a clear favourite for me. If they can stand up against teams such as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, Deportivo should not cause much problems and Alaves can expect to get all 3 points. Pick Alaves to win this one and continue their superb performance in this season.
Prediction: Alaves -0.25
Odds: 2.02 Pinnacle