Eibar vs Deportivo Alaves Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: Basque rivals Eibar and Deportivo Alaves will lock horns at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium in La Liga on Sunday afternoon.
Last time: Both teams had a player sent off in the reverse La Liga match at the Mendizorrotza Stadium earlier this season. It was Eibar that triumphed, however, courtesy of a 2-1 success.
This time: Eibar are 43/50 to collect all three points with Alaves at 41/10 and the draw available at 12/5.
You might remember: The first ever La Liga clash between these two teams took place in December 2016. The actual match was an uneventful goalless draw at the home of Eibar, but it was a famous afternoon for the Basque rivals.
SD Eibar's Last Six:
Won: 1 Drawn: 2 Lost: 3
Pape Diop was suspended for Eibar’s 2-0 defeat to Real Betis last time out, but the midfielder is available for the Basque outfit in this match.
Charles is still out with a fractured rib, however, which should see Kike continue in the final third with support from Fabian Orellana.
Deportivo Alaves' Last Six:
Won: 2 Drawn: 1 Lost: 3
Alaves boss Abelardo has no fresh injury concerns from the team that recorded a 2-0 victory at home to Getafe on Saturday afternoon.
Munir El-Haddadi and John Guidetti should continue in the final third of the field, while Ibai Gomez will also be hoping for an attacking spot.
Two teams that have no relegation fears entering the final weeks of the 2017-18 La Liga campaign will lock horns at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium on Sunday afternoon when Eibar welcome Alaves. It will be just the fourth ever top-flight clash between the two Basque clubs, and Alaves are yet to triumph. Incredibly, Alaves have not actually beaten Eibar since a Segunda Division match in November 2007, and they will enter this weekend’s clash five points behind their Basque rivals in the table.
Eibar are 43/50 to pick up their 12th La Liga win of the 2017-18 campaign. A solid campaign has left Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side in 10th position in the table, and they are currently 17 points clear of the relegation zone. That said, the Basque outfit will enter this match off the back of a 2-0 defeat at Real Betis on Saturday, and are actually without a victory in the league since beating Villarreal at the end of February. Eibar have collected 25 points from 16 fixtures at the Ipurua this season, meanwhile, which is the 12th-best home record in Spain’s top flight at this stage of the campaign.
Alaves are 41/10 as Abelardo’s team, who have been popular in the La Liga predictions marketthis season, look to build on their 2-0 victory over Getafe at the weekend. The Basque club have actually lost three of their last five La Liga matches, but they are currently 12 points clear of the relegation zone, and it is very difficult to imagine them being sucked into a battle in the final weeks of the campaign. Alaves have only won three of their 15 away La Liga matches this season, however, which will be a concern ahead of this match. As mentioned above in this La Liga preview, they are also yet to overcome Eibar in the top flight of Spanish football.
The draw is available at 12/5, which is a good price in the football predictions marketwhen considering that two of their last three La Liga meetings have finished level. There have actually been three draws in the last six competitive meetings between the two teams, but Alaves have only shared the points on one occasion on their travels in the top flight during the 2017-18 campaign.
Kike is 9/2 in the first goalscorer market as part of the best football betting tips, while the 28-year-old is available at 24/13 to score at any point during the 90 minutes of action. The Eibar forward has scored five La Liga goals during the 2017-18 campaign, and will be confident of causing the away side some problems in this match.
Munir El-Haddadi is 10/1 in the first goalscorer market, while the on-loan Barcelona striker is available at 4/1 to score at any point during the match. Munir was on the scoresheet in Alaves’ 2-0 win over Real Betis at the weekend, and a strong season has seen him manage 11 goals in all competitions, which is worth considering when reviewing the potential football score predictions.
Predicted Score: SD Eibar 2 - 1 Deportivo Alaves
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The first goalscorer market has a lot of interesting value, and should be pointed out as part of the football betting tips for the weekend. Indeed, aside from the options above, Fabian Orellana is at 15/2 for Eibar, while John Guidetti can be backed as high as 10/1 for the visitors.
Today’s football predictionis Eibar to win with both teams on the scoresheet at 18/5. There is no question that Alaves have enough firepower to score this weekend, but we fancy the home team to collect all three points.
It’s a long shot, but:
Alaves’ only away league win over Eibar came during the 2004-05 Segunda Division. It was 2-1 to the visitors on that afternoon, and that scoreline in this match can be backed as high as 16/1, which is an interesting price when considering the facts in this La Liga preview.
Written by Matt Law
Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.