Our football match prediction:
Real Betis made a flying start to the season, but they have been struggling at the back of late. Los Beticos played out a 4-4 draw with Real Sociedad on Matchday 8 and they head into Saturday’s football game against Deportivo Alaves following a 6-3 defeat to Valencia. The Andalusian outfit aim to bounce back from the heavy loss to los Che and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at Deportivo Alaves on day 9of the new La Liga campaign. Real Betis have been impressive in front of goal this season and seeing that Deportivo Alaves sit in the penultimate position in the La Liga standings ahead of the trip to Andalusia, home win should be considered. The Basque club suffered a 2-0 loss to Real Sociedad at the weekend and, taking everything into account, they are unlikely to spoil Real Betis’ party at Estadio Benito Villamarin.
Highligted Player (Cristian Tello):
Cristian Tello is a pacey winger who made a great progress during his with Barcelona youth team. The “La Masia” product played for the Catalan giants at senior level as well and he made his debut for the Camp Nou outfit in a 1-0 win over L’Hospitalet (Copa del Rey) on November 9, 2011. Tello scored 11 goals in 59 appearances for Barca in the Spanish top flight and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Porto and Fiorentina on loan from 2014 to 2016. In the summer of 2017 he returned to Spain, signing a deal with Real Betis for a fee of €4 million. Cristian Tello is well known for his speed and brilliant technique and he is likely to play an important role in Quique Setien’s team in the 2017/2018 La Liga campaign. The former Barcelona man made his debut for Spain national football team on August 14, 2013 in a 2-0 win over Ecuador and he represented La Roja at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Highlighted Team (Alaves):
Alaves are 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 colour 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.