Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero will host Tuesday’s relegation six-pointer between Elche and Deportivo Alaves. Elche aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Alaves. Guti is banned for the hosts, while Johan Mojica remains in the recovery room. It has to be noted that los Franjiverdes are eyeing their 5th home win of the season.
Alaves, on the other hand, came from behind to share the spoils with Levante in their last league match. The Basque outfit aim to move away from the danger zone, but, no doubt, they should be happy with one point from the midweek clash as well. The two teams seem to be evenly matched, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. Battaglia is banned for the visitors, while Burgui, Lopez Carballo, Inigo Cordoba, and Rodrigo Ely are all out of contention through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Victor Rodriguez):
Victor Rodriguez is a professional player who began his senior career at Vilajuiga, playing 36 matches for the club and scoring 11 goals. After spending three years at Badalona the pacey winger joined Zaragoza and it has to be noted that he scored six goals in 72 appearances for the Estadio La Romareda outfit in La Liga.
On 7 August, 2014 Victor Rodriguez signed a three-year deal with Elche, but in August 2015 he was sent to Getafe on loan. Rodriguez scored two goals in 33 appearances for los Azulones in the 2015/2016 Primera Division campaign, but following Getafe’s relegation to Segunda Division, he signed a four-year deal with Sporting Gijon in the 2016 summer transfer window.
Victor Rodriguez has yet to make his Spain debut, but he played for Catalonia in a friendly game. The Sporting Gijon winger is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well. Rodriguez was born in Barcelona on 23 July, 1989.
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.