Competition: La Liga
Market: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 3/5 @ Bet 365
In a matchup that should prove to be another cagey encounter this weekend, Real Valladolid will welcome Alaves to the Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla on Saturday evening.
Starting with the hosts, having to settle for what was a lacklustre 0-0 stalemate against Levante on home soil in midweek, Real Valladolid almost find themselves stuck in La Liga limbo. While Sergio González’s men may have drawn their last three domestic matchups on the spin, Pucelanos have a growing reputation from across Spain for their rather glaring issues in the final third. Missing a string of chances on Wednesday and with no player at the Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla bagging more than six La Liga strikes this season, Valladolid have now managed to bag just a single strike their last three consecutive matchups on home soil. Even more worrying for Saturday’s hosts, the one-time Espanyol boss has seen his side fail to land a single goal from open play in almost 500 minutes of action.
As for the visitors, also putting in their own sluggish display in midweek and hit with a routine 2-0 defeat at home against Granada, Alaves have marked their return from the enforced break with a real worrying spell. Losing their last four La Liga matchups on the bounce, a run highlighted by a season-worst display in a 6-0 drumming against Celta Vigo last month, Head Coach Asier Garitano will also have a growing headache over his side’s glaring problems in the final third. Drawing their own blank on Wednesday, Alaves have now failed to land a single strike from open play in any of their last four defeats on the bounce. In a battle between two sides desperately seeking a clinical edge, we’re backing another low scoring encounter at the Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla this weekend.
Bet: Under 2.5 goals at Real Valladolid vs Alaves 3/5 for Saturday’s La Liga matchup @ Bet 365
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