Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Cadiz and Alaves face each other at Estadio Ramon de Carranza in what is expected to be a close encounter. Cadiz had impressed at the start of the season, but, as expected, the team eventually suffered a dip in form. The Yellow Submarine aim to regain their spot in top ten, but the game against Alaves will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Both Sergio and Salvi Gonzales are out of contention after the duo was tested positive for coronavirus.
The Basques, on the other hand, showed character in a 2-1 loss to Atletico Madrid as they managed to equalize with ten men on the field. Alaves aim to return to winning ways in La Liga, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from Sunday’s clash as well. Even though defender Victor Laguardia is banned for the match, share of spoils is on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Alvaro Gimenez):
Alvaro Gimenez is a product of Elche football school who plays for fellow La Liga side Cadiz as a forward. Alvaro played for several Spanish clubs in the past, including Elche, Valencia B, Torrellano, Mallorca, Alcorcon, Almeria, before joining Birmingham City in the 2019/20 season.
After scoring only three goals in 24 appearances for the Blues in the Championship, Alvaro Gimenez returned to Spain at the end of the season, signing a deal with La Liga newcomers Cadiz. The Spanish attacker made his debut with the “Yellow Submarine” on October 4, 2020 in a 1-1 draw with Granada. His main position is centre-forward, but he is used as both left and right winger as well.
Gimenez’s preferred foot is left, and his contract with Cadiz should expire on June 30, 2023. The Cadiz attacker has three caps with the Spain U17 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team.
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.