Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Real Betis will be aiming to extend their winning run in La Liga to three matches when they take on Deportivo Alaves in the La Liga round 26. Los Beticos have found their form of late, and, no doubt, they are determined to represent Spain in European competitions next season. The good news for the hosts is that important midfielder William Carvalho returns from suspension. Nabil Fekir, on the other hand, remains in the recovery room.
The Basques, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Osasuna in the local derby, and given Real Betis’ current form, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Seville. All Alvarez, Perez, Martinez, and Roncaglia are likely to miss the game with injuries, while Serbia midfielder Brasanac has been tested positive for coronavirus.
Highlighted Player (William Carvalho):
Angola-born defensive midfielder William Carvalho has overseen a dramatic rise in his stock over the past few seasons at Sporting. William Carvalho is coming from a proper football family since his father and grandfather were also footballers, but his way to the top has had a somewhat dramatic twist to it.
Carvalho moved to Portugal as a child and first started playing football in the streets before he was picked up by Recreativos Desportivos de Algueriao. William Carvalho joined the Sporting football academy at the age of 13 The 24-year-old Portugal star player has spent two years on loan at Fatima and Cercle Brugge, before he got the chance to cement his place in the starting line-up for Portuguese giants.
William Carvalho came through all youth ranks with the Portugal national team, while he was given his senior debut in 2013. Carvalho played an important role in his country’s maiden European Championship title in France over the summer.
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.