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Villarreal vs. Alaves Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
24 October 2019
Friday 25 October
El Madrigal – La Liga
Alaves got the better of Villarreal in both home and away La Liga action last season, with 2-1 wins at El Madrigal and at Estadio Mendizorroza.
Former Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno is set to miss for the hosts, after he picked up a calf injury in the win over Espanyol last weekend.
However Santi Cazorla and Karl Toko Ekambi both expected to shake off minor injuries to play.
John Guidetti came off the bench for Alaves in their win over Celta Vigo last weekend, and he could return to the starting line-up.
Rodrigo Ely and Tomas Pina have both recovered from injury are could in for a recall.
Villarreal vs. Alaves Preview and Predictions
Both sides picked up La Liga wins last weekend, with Villarreal edging past Espanyol 1-0 in Catalonia.
Javier Calleja’s side have been inconstant in recent weeks, despite moving up seventh in the La Liga table, with two wins and two defeats from their last two games.
Alaves have managed to end a poor run of form of late, and the head to El Madrigal with two wins from their last three games.
However Asier Garitano’s side have been let down by their away form this season, with no win on the road in their last nine games – stretching back to March.
Alaves’ poor away record may well be the key in this game, with Villarreal looking fairly solid at home – and they are at 0.58 to win.
Do not expect this to be a goal fest, with the Yellow Submarine only scoring two goals in their last two games.
With that in mind, an under 2.5 total goals scored bet is available at 0.90.
Villarreal to win 1-0 at 5.5
With Alaves unable to win away from home, Villarreal should have enough to get over the line here, where a win would take them up to third.
Gerard Moreno to score first at 3.6
The Spanish international is Villarreal leading goal scorer so far this season, with six goals in eight games.
He is also La Liga’s joint second highest scorer, alongside Karim Benzema, and one goal behind Loren Moron of Real Betis.