Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Celta Vigo will look to recover from an unlucky loss to Barcelona when they take on Deportivo Alaves on Matchday 7. Os Celeste dropped a two-goal advantage in the defeat to Barca, but the fact that they created a number of opportunities to score on the break is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Thursday’s showdown. Anastasios Douvikas is pushing for a rare start after getting his name on the scoresheet at the weekend, while Franco Cervi continues to miss out with injury.
Alaves, on the other hand, failed to impress in the Basque derby against Athletic Club (0-2) and given their difficulties in front of goal, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Galician outfit. Forward Giuliano Simeone remains on the sidelines with a sprained ankle, but he should be the only absentee in the away 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.