Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Deportivo Alaves will be aiming to put an end to their three-game winless run in La Liga when they take on Osasuna on Matchday 8. The Basques came from behind to share the spoils with Celta Vigo at Balaidos with centre-forward Samu scoring the equalizer in the second half. Samu should keep his place up front as a lone forward, whilst Giuliano Simeone remains on the sidelines with injury.
Los Rojillos, on the other hand, suffered a 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid on Thursday evening, but their performance in the midweek clash was anything but poor. Osasuna showed character against los Rojillos and created several clear-cut opportunities to score the equalizer and that is the main reason why we are going to bet on the visiting side this time out. Keep in mind, though, that Argentina forward misses the trip to the Basque country through suspension.
Highlighted Team (Alaves):
Alaves is a Spanish football club located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava. The club were founded in 1921 and they play their home games at Estadio Mendizorrotza. The capacity of the stadium is 19,840 and it has to be noted that it is the third oldest stadium in Spanish football. After spending several years in the Spanish Segunda Division, los Babazorros returned to the top flight in 2016.
The color of Alaves’ home kit is blue and white and the club’s local rivals are fellow Basque sides Real Sociedad, Athletic Club, Osasuna and Eibar. Alaves made it to the UEFA CUP final in 2001, but they were beaten by Liverpool 5-4 in a thrilling football clash. Anyhow, that is still regarded as the club’s biggest success. Los Babazorros booked their place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on four occasions and they have yet to win the Primera Division trophy.