Espanyol vs Alavés – La Liga: Safe from relegation, Espanyol occupies the
14th place and is making a somewhat peaceful campaign so far.
Without hoping for much and without dealing with any scares from the bottom of the standings.
Much due to their campaign as hosts, where they’ve conquered 25 of their 35 points in La Liga, and they come into this match motivated by important victories over Real Madrid and Real Sociedad.
Where they were able to defend themselves very well without struggling a lot and took the offensive chances that have come up, proving their evolution on this final stretch of the season where they were coming off 7 unbeaten rounds until they lost to Bétis away from home on the previous round.
Alavés: With a 10-points advantage over the relegation zone, Alavés is practically ensured to remain on the elite of Spanish football next season, but their current moment of form isn’t good, with the team having 4 losses in 5 matches.
Defensively, they haven’t been successful, and they have 12 goals conceded in that period.
Another negative aspect for the club is that playing away from home hasn’t been one bit advantageous, with the team having a record of 3 wins and 11 losses in that condition.
Which means they are one of the worst visiting teams in La Liga and I don’t see them having conditions to improve their numbers in this round.
Espanyol vs Alavés – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Despite being really close on the league table.
I consider these teams have two completely different perspectives at the moment, where Espanyol comes into this match motivated and confident due to some good results while Alavés is fighting with their own numbers and going through a very poor period where it is not very advisable to believe on a sudden evolution of the team that has been performing really badly recently.
Therefore, I trust on the hosts in this match and I like their odds here.