Valencia vs Alaves Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Valencia vs Alaves Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Valencia vs Alaves Preview

  • Tournament – La Liga
  • Date – Sunday, May 5, 2024
  • Kick-off Time – 04:30 pm GMT
  • Venue – Mestalla Stadium

A mid-table battle in La Liga will see Valencia host Deportivo Alaves on Sunday.

Valencia are currently eighth in the table and sits four points behind sixth-placed Athletic Bilbao. With just five games to go, they still have an outside chance of qualifying for the UEFA Europa Conference League.

However, they have lost their last two games in a row, which has certainly been a big blow to their European hopes. Alaves, meanwhile, are 12th in the La Liga standings, five points behind 10th-placed Getafe.

Alaves have won their last two games, having lost their previous three. It will be an interesting game, given their recent forms and quite contrasting with each other.

Valencia vs Alaves Team News

Valencia vs Alaves
Giorgi Mamardashvili is suspended (Pic credits: Getty)

Valencia will be without Jose Gaya, and Mouctar Diakhaby due to their respective injuries. Girogi Mamardashvili is suspended.

Alaves, meanwhile, are missing Aleksandar Sedlar due to his injury.

Valencia vs Alaves Predicted Lineups

Valencia:

Goalkeeper: Jaume Domenech
Defenders: Jesus Vazquez, Yarek Gasiorowski, Cristhian Mosquera, Thierry Correia
Midfielders: Diego Lopez, Pepelu, Javier Guerra, Peter Gonzalez
Attackers: Andre Almeida, Hugo Duro

Alaves:

Goalkeeper: Antonio Sivera
Defenders: Ruben Duarte, Andoni Gorosabel, Nahuel Tenaglia, Javi Lopez
Midfielders: Jon Guridi, Antonio Blanco, Carlos Benavidez
Attackers: Carlo Vicente, Kike Garcia, Giuliano Simeone

Valencia vs Alaves Head-to-Head

Valencia have beaten Alaves eight times in their previous 16 meetings, with Alaves winning five times. Three of their encounters have ended in a draw.

Last five results:

Alaves 1-0 Valencia – La Liga – September 2, 2023

Valencia 2-0 Alaves – Club Friendlies – July 29, 2023

Alaves 2-1 Valencia – La Liga – February 13, 2022

Valencia 2-0 Alaves – La Liga – August 28, 2021

Valencia 1-1 Alaves – La Liga – April 24, 2021

Valencia vs Alaves Prediction

Valencia vs Alaves
Alaves vs Valencia (Pic credits: Getty)

Valencia have lost two of their last five games with both of them coming in their last two games. They lost 4-2 against Barcelona despite being 2-1 up after Giorgi Mamardashvili was sent off.

Alaves, meanwhile, beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 before beating Celta Vigo 3-0 in their last two games, both at home.

It should be a tight game, with both sides putting in decent performances recently regardless of their contrasting results. Valencia should be able to edge it though, with their home advantage.

Predicted Score: Valencia 2-1 Alaves

Valencia vs Alaves Odds (subject to change)

Valencia win – 2.23

Alaves win – 4.40

Draw – 3.23

Odds source – Oddspedia.com

Betting Tips

  • Valencia win – 2.23
  • Total corners over 7.5 – 1.40

Where to Watch Valencia vs Alaves

  • India – Jio Cinema, Sports 18
  • Spain- DAZN
  • UK – ITV
  • US – ESPN+