Alaves vs. Valencia – La Liga, November 22, 2020
Alaves hosts Valencia at Estadio Mendizorrotza on Sunday, November 22, as the Spanish La Liga betting action goes on with Matchday 10.
These two foes have played some memorable games over the last few years, and I expect to see another exciting clash this weekend, so here’s my best Alaves vs. Valladolid betting pick along with the most important betting tips and trends.
Alaves vs. Valencia Odds
|Alaves to Win||+165|
|Valencia to Win||+175|
The bookies are looking for a hard-fought battle, and the odds tell you enough how tight this matchup should be.
Valencia has won three of its last five meetings with Alaves along with a draw and a loss. Last season, Valencia beat Alaves 2-1 at home, while their duel at Mendizorrotza was finished in a 1-1 draw.
Assessing the Teams
Deportivo Alaves is undefeated in three straight outings, recording two draws in the process along with a 2-0 road victory over Valladolid. They earned a 1-1 tie at Levante last time out, while El Glorioso recorded a 1-1 draw against mighty Barcelona in its previous outing at home.
Alaves is sitting at the 15th spot of the La Liga table with nine points (two wins, four losses, and three draws) and a 7:10 goal difference. Seven of their nine contests produced fewer than three goals in total including the previous five.
On the other side, Valencia is laying at the ninth place of the La Liga standings with 11 points (three wins, four losses, and two draws) and a 15:14 goal difference.
The Bats are coming off a tremendous 4-1 home victory over the reigning La Liga champions, Real Madrid, putting an end to a four-game winless streak. During that skid, the Bats have recorded three losses including a couple of 2-1 road defeats at Elche and Villarreal.
Valencia has dropped three of its four La Liga games on the road this season along with one win at Real Sociedad, 1-0. The Bats have been terrible away from home lately, tallying 11 losses, three draws, and just one win in their previous 15 road games.
Alaves vs. Valencia Pick
Despite an excellent win over Real Madrid, the Bats haven’t impressed at all this season. Their defense has been struggling since the opening weekend when Valencia outlasted Levante 4-2 at home.
On the other hand, the Bats’ offense has been doing a good job. They’ve scored in each of their four showings on the road this term, and I expect that trend to continue Sunday when Valencia visits Estadio Mendizorrotza.
Alaves failed to keep its net intact in three of their last four games overall. Deportivo prefers a cautious approach and won’t attack out of the gate Sunday, but they should have enough firepower to find the net against the Bats’ shaky defense.
Therefore, I’m backing both teams to score at some tempting odds. I’ve said that these two foes have had some memorable meetings over the years, and the last ten encounters between Alaves and Valencia produced goals on both sides.
Last season, Valencia defeated Alaves 2-1 at home, while the clash at Mendizorrotza was ended in a 1-1 draw.
Both Teams to Score YES+100