Valladolid vs. Alaves 7/4/20 La Liga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Alaves (9-8-16) at Valladolid (7-15-11)
La Liga Soccer: Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 1:30 pm (Estadio Jose Zorrilla)
The Line: Valladolid +160 / Draw +175 / Alaves +225 -- O/U: 1.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Valladolid play host to Alaves meet in La Liga soccer action from the Estadio Jose Zorrilla on Saturday afternoon.
Valladolid come into this match in 14th place on 36 points with 7 wins, 15 draws and 11 losses after a scoreless draw with Levante in their last match. In the tie with Levante, the first half saw three bookings, two of which went to Valladolid, but neither side would break the deadlock. The second half saw more of the same, and we were headed for a goalless draw, but Valladolid would be given a chance to steal the win with a penalty late in second half stoppage time. But Enes Unal would have the shot stopped and both sides would settle for a point at full time. Unal and Sergi Guardiola lead Valladolid in scoring with 6 goals apiece while five different Valladolid players, including Unal and Guardiola, share the team lead in assists with two assists apiece this season. Jordi Masip leads Valladolid in goal, conceding 0.97 goals per 90 minutes with 10 clean sheets in 32 league appearances this season.
Alaves on the other hand, come into this one in 15th position tied with Eibar on 35 points with a record of 9 wins, 8 draws and 16 losses after a 2-0 loss to Granada last time out. In the loss to Granada, Alaves fell behind in the 25th minute and the goal held until Granada doubled the lead in the 49th. Alaves had their share of chances, with 59% possession and a 5-3 edge in goal attempts and a 3-2 edge in terms of shots on goal, but Alaves wouldn’t be able to pull a goal back, held scoreless and empty-handed at full time. Lucas Perez leads Alaves in scoring with 11 goals as well as a team-high 5 assists while Joselu has 10 goals and Aleix Vidal has 4 assists this season. Fernando Pacheco is Alaves’ top goaltender, conceding 1.37 goals per 90 minutes with 6 clean sheets in 27 league appearances this season.
The plus money with Alaves is tempting as Alaves has gone unbeaten in the last three La Liga meetings with Valladolid. However, that four game losing skid that Alaves is on doesn’t do a whole lot for my confidence in Alaves, especially when they’ve picked up just 9 points in 16 road matches this season. On the other hand, Valladolid is the 3rd worst home team in La Liga with 19 points in 16 home matches with an astounding 10 draws at home this season. I actually think it becomes 11 here as I don’t see the two sides doing enough to separate from one another at full time. I’ll take the draw as my main bet as well as the correct score predictions of 0-0 and 1-1 at sizeable plus odds here.