Valencia is ranked on the last place in the standings and are in one of their poorest shape ever, the team comes after four defeats in a row in La Liga, they have scored 5 goals and received 10.
Valencia comes after a 2-1 defeat with Ath Bilbao and a 3-2 defeat with Betis, they need to recover fast their moral as they have already lose some very important points in La Liga. Tonight Valencia will face a modest opponent, after four failure in a row defeating Alaves is a must for Valencia, we expect them to lead this match from the outset and fight hard for the victory. Enzo Perez returns from suspension and is in a very good shape.
Alaves comes after a scoreless draw with Dep La Coruna and and impressive 2-1 victory with Barcelona, the team is in one of their best shape ever and have a great moral.
Alaves will travel in Valencia having big expectations from this match and they hope to record a positive result today. All the team is ready for the big match against Valencia except Zouhair Feddal who will miss out due an ankle problem.
Tuesday saw another chapter written in the recent crazy history of Valencia, with the board sacking manager Pako Ayestaran after four defeats from four at the start of the new season.
Ayestaran, who only took over with eight games remaining last term,has overseen the club's worst ever run of defeats, with seven successive losses ultimately sealing his fate.
For the visit of newly promoted Alaves, club delegate Voro Gonzalez will manage the team in what will be his fourth temporary spell in charge of Los Che. The hope for the hosts will be that the departure of the manager may help to lift some of the negativity around the side, and they remain clear favourites with Paddy Power at 8/15 (1.53) for the win.
Alaves, meanwhile, are unbeaten in their first four matches and are priced at 5/1 (6.00). Having gone to the Camp Nou and beaten Barcelona a couple of weeks ago, they will believe they can get something from this match.
Indeed, Alaves' first game of the season was away at Atletico Madrid - where they drew 1-1 - so Valencia will be wary of a team who have been impressive so far. Asier Garitano's men have conceded just two goals, the joint second-lowest total in the division, and will be looking to keep things tight against a nervy Valencia outfit.
The atmosphere at Mestalla will certainly be tinged with toxicity as one of Spain's most demanding fanbases make ther displeasure heard. There could therefore be some value in taking Alaves in the Draw No Bet market at 7/2 (4.50), while Alaves and Draw at 7/5 (2.40) also looks tempting.
Backing under 2.5 goals at 10/11 (1.91) also appeals, with this bet paying out in three of Alaves' four games this season and in two of Valencia's last four home matches.
Valencia vs Alaves: Head-to-Head Stats
Valencia are unbeaten in the last 6 matches played against Alaves with 4 wins and 2 draws.
Alaves also failed to score in the last four matches against Valencia.
Overall, in 12 meetings between these two sides, Valencia have won 7 and draws 3 with Alaves winning in 2.
Both of Alaves’ wins have come during the 6 visits to Valencia, while the hosts recorded 3 wins with 2 matches ending in stalemates.
The Los Che are unbeaten in the 6 trips to Alaves with 4 wins and 2 draws.
Valencia vs Alaves: Prediction
With all honesty, it is hard to find any positives in the way Valencia are playing at the moment. Three of their four losses this season have come against teams which are way below their quality. Their six match unbeaten run against Alaves is at risk her.
Alaves on the other hand are unbeaten with 3 draws and a priceless win against FC Barcelona at Camp Nou. They also held Atletico to an away draw in the opening week of the season. There will be a lot of self-belief and confidence in this team. And I believe that they will stay unbeaten after the clash against Valencia.
Valencia vs Alaves: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Draw/Alaves at 2.60 (8/5).