Valencia hosts CD Alaves at the Mestalla Stadium on October 5, 2019, in Round 8 of the Spanish La Liga season.
Valencia CF was founded on March 18, 1919, and they are the third most supported football club in Spain behind Real Madrid and Barcelona. They are also one of the biggest football clubs in the world with more than 50,000 season ticket holders and an estimated 20,000+ on the waiting list. Valencia finished 4th in La Liga last season.
When it comes to honors, Valencia has won six La Liga championships, eight Copa del Rey titles, one Super Copa Espana and one Copa Eva Duarte. In European competitions, they won two Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, one UEFA Cup, one UEFA Cup Winners Cup, two UEFA Super Cups, and one UEFA Intertoto Cup.
Valencia is currently tied for 10th in the league in Goal Difference at -1 goal. They are 6th in the La Liga in scoring with a total of 10 goals scored and they also rank 15th in Goals Conceded with a total of 11 on the season. Valencia has six assists on the season which puts them in a tie for 8th overall.
Midfielder Dani Parejo leads the team with three goals and one assist in six matches played. Maxi Gomez has scored three goals as well while Kevin Gameiro has two goals in five appearances. Rodrigo has two assists to pace the club while goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has conceded 8 goals with 19 saves in six appearances.
Odds from Titanbet.com as of 10/03/19
Deportivo Alaves was founded 98 years ago as Sport Friends Club and is considered as the third most successful Basque club behind Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad. They have played in the Spanish La Liga since the 2016-17 season and finished 11th in the final table during the 2018-19 La Liga season.
In their European competition debut in 2001, they made it to the final of the UEFA Cup, losing 4-5 to Liverpool on the “golden goal” rule. They also made it to the final of the Copa del Rey in 2017 where they lost 1-3 to Barcelona. Overall, they have spent 37 seasons in the Segunda Division and only 15 in the La Liga. However, they have kept their place in the top flight since 2015.
Alaves ranks 15th in La Liga in Goal Difference with their -3. They have scored only four goals so far this season, tied for 16th overall, but on the defensive end, they have allowed just seven goals, tied for 6th overall. Alaves is ranked 17th with only two assists to show this season.
Forward Joselu has scored CD Alaves’ three goals this season while Lucas Perez hs one. Forward Aleix Vidal has one assist while goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco has not conceded a goal and has five saves in two appearances. Goalie Fernando Pacheco has allowed six goals with 16 saves in five appearances for Alaves.
Valencia is ranked 9th in the current La Liga team standings with a record of 2-3-2 SU on the season. Valencia has not lost in its last four matches played across all competitions and are 1-2-0 SU in their last three La Liga matches. They are coming off a 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in their last Spanish league assignment.
CD Alaves is at 14th place in the current Spanish League table with a record of 2-2-3 SU after seven rounds played. Alaves recently broke out of a three-match losing skid with a 2-0 win over Mallorca. Before that, they had not won in their last four La Liga assignments.
Head to head, Valencia has lost just twice in their last 10 meetings against CD Alaves. Valencia is 7-1-2 SU over that period, outscoring Alaves by an aggregate score of 19-8. In their most recent matchup last May 12, 2019, Valencia defeated Alaves 3-1 at Mestalla Stadium.
Valencia is the soccer betting favorite here and they have not lost at home this season with one win and three ties in four matches played at the Mestalla. Alaves are winless away from their home field this year with one draw and two losses. Alaves’ troubles scoring the football this season are going to hurt them against a Top 6 goal scoring team in Valencia. Alaves has defended the net well this season but unless they start scoring consistently, they are going to struggle getting points this season. Prediction: Valencia