Deportivo Alaves vs Real Betis
Spain – La Liga
Date: Monday, 12 March 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Estadio de Mendizorroza (Vitoria-Gazteiz).
Deportivo Alaves will return to Estadio de Mendizorroza after a 2-1 loss to Real Sociedad in the previous round. Babazorros, who have been enjoying q superb form in front of the home crowd lately, are to host Real Betis in the last game of the 28th round on Monday evening.
Alaves will head into this as the favourites given that they’ve won six and drawn one of last seven league ties at home. The new head coach Abelardo has been the catalyst for such rise in form as he has managed to turn team’s fortunes around entirely since taking over Giovanni De Biasi on the bench. Abelardo can particularly be satisfied with his team’s defensive displays since Babazorros have kept five clean sheets in last seven home fixtures in the league.
Los Beticos have had a turbulent campaign under Quique Setien. His attacking mentality has led the team to some fantastic results, but at the same time it caused some unexpected losses which is why his men sit 10th at this stage of the season. The visitors could not do much to prevent the 2-0 defeat to Valencia away at Mestalla last weekend and they will clearly have a very tough task avoiding the same destiny on Monday at Mendizorroza.
Deportivo Alaves vs Real Betis: Head-to-head
Betis lead the head to head tie by a single win ahead of their 16th clash with Alaves.
Teams have clinched three wins apiece in seven games at Mendizorroza.
Alaves have picked up two wins on the bounce before falling to Los Beticos in this term of La Liga (2-0 at Estadio Benito Villamarin).
Deportivo Alaves vs Real Betis: Prediction
Abelardo ‘s side has been super consistent in front of the home crowd recently and we do find the value in backing them to pick up the victory at the odds of 2.15.
Braver tipsters can try with Alaves to keep a clean sheet (they have done so on five occasions in last seven home matches in the league) at the odds of 2.75.