The Spanish football fans speak these days almost exclusively by El Clasico in the Copa del Rey semi-final and the Derbi madrileno last weekend in the Spanish LaLiga. The remaining games in the Spanish House of Lords fall into oblivion. And LaLiga presents itself as exciting as it has not been for a long time. All decisions are fiercely contested and a clear tendency can not be identified. Before the international competitions awake from the winter break next week, the 23rd match day will be concluded on Monday night with the duel between Deportivo Alaves and Levante!
Today’s Football Prediction Alaves vs Levante
The Basques from Alaves are one of the big positive surprises this season. Although the shape curve has been down a bit in recent weeks, the underdog is still in seventh place in the table and can dream realistically of returning to the Europa League. The visitors from Levante have a relegation goal year after year, currently the club from Valencia near Valencia is ranked 12th. However, the journey can be both up (five points behind Europa League) and down (four points Ahead of the relegation place). With home strong Alaves the guests are clear outsiders. For the home victory of Alaves vs Levante odds of just over 2.00 are offered. The start of the match at Estadio Mendizorrotza is on Monday evening at 9 pm.
Alaves – Statistics & Current Form
A look at the latest results of Deportivo Alaves shows that the current constitution by no means can be described as positive. The last victory in LaLiga Abelardo Elf could celebrate on January 5 against Valencia. After Alaves reached a 1-1 draw against Girona before the last three league games were lost without their own goal. Despite this, the Basques have already scored ten more points after 22 games this season than they had at the same time last season. When Abelardo took over the team, there was acute relegation need. With a good spring the goal was achieved and the strong form was taken over into the new season.
Especially in the native Mendizorrotza, the Basque bear strong. The 0-1 defeat in the last home game against promoted Rayo Vallecano was indeed the first home defeat in the current season. Previously, Alaves had five wins and four draws in nine games. Many goals are not visible in the Basques. In ten home games only 18 goals (11: 7) were scored. In these statistics, in the match between Alaves and Levante, there is a guess for below 2.5 goals. With only seven home goals, Alaves has the third best defense. This is mainly thanks to keeper Fernando Pacheco, who has become one of the best goalkeepers in LaLiga in recent years.
In the recent three league games, however, it set eight goals (0: 4, 0: 1, 0: 3). Last weekend against Real Madrid, it was only in the closing stages by two more goals conceded. After these comparatively many goals against Abelardo will put on Monday the main focus on a stable defensive. We do not expect hosts to push the tempo from the first minute on, but take more risk as the game continues. In terms of personnel, Alaves will be without center-back Rodrigo Ely, otherwise all players will be available.
Expected formation of Alaves:
Pacheco – Duarte, Laguardia, Maripan, Vigaray – Jony, Garcia, Wakaso, Pina, Burgui – Calleri
Last games from Alaves:
- 03.02.2019 – Real Madrid vs. Alaves 3: 0 (La Liga)
- 28.01.2019 – Alaves Vs. Rayo Vallecano 0: 1 (La Liga)
- 18.01.2019 – Getafe Vs. Alaves 4: 0 (La Liga)
- 12.01.2019 – Girona vs. Alaves 1: 1 (La Liga)
- 05.01.2019 – Alaves Vs. Valencia 2: 1 (La Liga)
Levante – Statistics & Current Form
Similar to Deportivo Alaves, the Levante kickers have taken a positive development compared to last season. After 22 games in the previous year, the team stood at 20 points, this season it is seven points more and thus a safe midfield spot. However, the team can not yet for sure and will still need some points to secure the goal relegation. The last weeks had many depths and only a few heights to offer. The only league victory since early December Levante celebrated three weeks ago against Real Valladolid. Otherwise, Levante remained seven times without success in the league. However, the Copa del Rey home game against FC Barcelona (2-1) has shown that the team is always good for a surprise.
A surprise in the negative sense had to announce Levante this weekend. 29-year-old left-back Tono Garcia (17 appearances, two goals, two assists) was arrested by the Spanish police on Friday. The regular player is accused of being part of a criminal organization that was guilty of, among other things, extortion. Levante confirmed the arrest, details are unknown. On Monday evening he will definitely not stand in the squad. A conscientious preparation for a league game certainly looks different for the team of head coach Paco Lopez. Instead of Tono Garcia, Antonio Luna will probably take his place. Otherwise, on Monday, the visitors still have to do without center-back Chema and winger Ruben Rochina due to injury.
In the away games of Levante we have currently scored 3.09 goals per game. These numbers would suggest an over 2.5. However, Levante presents itself as a team that gets chances through an extremely fast switching game. The vertical play forward is searched again and again. However, Levante needs space forwards. This is hardly likely to grant Alaves and therefore is a prediction on many goals extremely risky between Alaves and Levante.
Expected formation of Levant:
Fernandez – Coke, Cabaco, Vezo – Luna, Campana, Bardhi, Jason – Rochina – Morales, Marti
Last games from Levante:
- 02.02.2019 – Levante Vs. Getafe 0: 0 (La Liga)
- 26.01.2019 – Sevilla vs. Levante 5: 0 (La Liga)
- 20.01.2019 – Levante Vs. Valladolid 2: 0 (La Liga)
- 17.01.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Levante 3: 0 (Copa del Rey)
- 01/13/2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Levante 1: 0 (La Liga)
Alaves vs Levante Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
18 of the 21 games between Alaves and Levante have been played in the second Spanish league, and the duel on Monday evening in the Basque Country will be the third LaLiga encounter. Historically, Deportivo Alaves has been in the lead with six wins in six defeats. Really relevant for the direct comparison on Monday, however, are only the games from the past and this season – the remaining games are more than a decade behind. Last year Deportivo Alaves won both home and away matches. In the first duel of the current season, however, Alaves had to cope despite a former lead (5th) a 1: 2 defeat.
Alaves vs Levante Our Betting Prediction
At the end of the 23rd game day, there will be a duel between two teams, which will be much better than last season. With ten or seven more points on the credit side, the further development can not be denied. However, the results in recent weeks were not really satisfactory. This applies to both the hosts and the guests. Accordingly, between Alaves and Levante a tip on the three-way market is not an easy matter!
Key Facts – Alaves Vs. Levante tips
Now follows the break-in? Most recently, there were three defeats for Alaves in series without own scoring!
The first leg Levante decided after a 1-0 deficit still with 2: 1 for themselves!
Levante is still in secure midfield – but only one of the last eight league games has been won!
Qualitatively, the two teams are moving at a similar level. Thanks to the very strong home record of Alaves (5-4-1), the role of favorites is justified, but the real value does not have odds of 2.08. In the home games of the Basques have not yet scored many goals. For example, four goals in an Alaves home game did not exist before, and three goals were the exception rather than the rule. After eight goals in the last three games, the Abelardo team will focus on the defensive. Levante seldom comes into play without many spaces in the game forward. In this regard, for us in the Monday match between Alaves and Levante the tip on the under 2.5 is the logical choice.
Prediction Today: Under 2.5 goals