Alaves vs Villarreal Match Analysis and Prediction

Villarreal will be looking to make it three wins in a row in the La Liga this Saturday when they welcome Deportivo Alaves to Estadio Mendizorrotza for a clash in the 34th round of the Spanish top flight. Kickoffs at 15:00 EAT.

Alaves is been the definitely one of worst team in the Spanish top flight this season sitting at the rock-bottom of the table with 25 points level with Levante. The Club is in their sixth straight season in the La Liga and has largely impressed at this level since earning promotion in 2016, however they are facing a serious fight to retain their status for another campaign. Julio Velazquez’s side have the worst away record in La Liga this term, picking up just six points from 17 matches.

Babazorros El Glorioso is hoping for improved results coming off 2-1 La Liga defeat to Mallorca in their previous fixture. In that game, Alaves managed 60% possession, 11 shots with three of them on target. Mallorca got five shots with three of them on target and goals by Abdón Prats (11′), Vedat Muriqi (45′) and Antonio Raíllo (73′ O’G).

Villarreal is one of the most confident teams in Europe at the moment. They secured a ticket to the Champions league semifinal against Liverpool after eliminating Juventus and Bayern Munich in back-to-back rounds. Currently they are in the seventh spot in the Spanish league with 52 points and they will be determined to keep a hold of this position or even clinch into the top six. The team has picked up seven points from their last three matches, including back-to-back victories over Getafe and Valencia in their last two.

The Yellow Submarines will be hoping for better results here after they suffered 2-0 defeat last time out at the hands of Liverpool in Champions League competition. In that game, Villarreal managed 27% possession and one shot with none on target and an own goals by Pervis Estupiñán (53′). Liverpool got 19 shots with five of them on target and a goal Sadio Mané (55′).

Alaves vs Villarreal head to head

These two teams have had 25 head to head clashes against each other since 1996. Alaves claims 13 wins, Villarreal 11 wins and only one stalemate has been recorded.       

  • Villarreal 5-2 Alaves 21/12/21
  • Alaves 2-1 Villarreal 21/04/21
  • Villarreal 3-1 Alaves 30/09/20
  • Alaves 1-2 Villarreal 25/01/20
  • Villarreal 4-1 Alaves 25/10/19

Home

  • Mallorca 2-1 Alaves
  • Alaves 1-0 Vallecano
  • Osasuna 1-0 Alaves
  • Atletico 4-1 Alaves
  • Bordeaux 2-1 Alaves

Away

  • Liverpool 2-0 Villarreal
  • Villarreal 2-0 Valencia
  • Getafe 1-2 Villarreal
  • Munich 1-1 Villarreal
  • Villarreal 1-1 Bilbao

Alaves team news

Julio Velázquez will again be missing Javi Lopez through injury.

Villarreal team news

As for Unai Emery, Gerard Moreno and Alberto Moreno remain on the sidelines through injury, but the visitors did not pick up any injury problems at Anfield on Wednesday.

Prediction and odds

Alaves lost six of their last seven matches and is winless in 21 of their last 25 games while Villarreal is unbeaten in 13 of their past 16 overall fixtures and they have dominated this opponent in recent five head-to-head clashes.

  • Villarreal Win
  • Goals over 2.5
  • Both teams to score

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