Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Elche and Alaves square off against each other at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on day 23 of the 2021/2022 La Liga campaign. Elche are undefeated in the previous four league fixtures, and, no doubt, they are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Alaves. Los Franjiverdes did well to hold Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw before the international break, and they are surely capable of beating the Basque outfit in front of home fans.
Forward Tete Morente has joined Pedro Bigas (defender) and Enzo Roco (defender) in the recovery room. Alaves, on the other hand, aim to escape the relegation zone, but seeing that they failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Real Betis (0-4) and Barcelona (0-1), we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the home side. Both Ruben Duarte and Ximo Navarro should miss out with injuries for the away side.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Perez):
Lucas Perez is a Spanish footballer who plays for Deportivo La Coruna as a striker. Lucas Perez was born in La Coruna on 10 September, 1988 and he started his youth career at Alaves. Between 2007 and 2009 he played for Atletico Madrid C and in 2009 he signed for Rayo Vallecano.
Lucas Perez scored 25 goals in 44 appearances for los Vallecanos, but he played no more than seven matches for the first team. In 2011 he joined Ukrainian side Karpaty Lviv, but two years later he moved to PAOK, where he played 32 league games for the Greek outfit (scoring nine goals).
Lucas made it to the Greek Football Cup final with PAOk in the 2013/2014 season, but Panathinaikos emerged triumphant in the title game. On 12 August, 2015, Lucas signed a four-year deal with his home-town club Deportivo La Coruna and he impressed in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, scoring 17 goals for the Galician outfit.
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.