Our football match prediction:
Real Betis will be looking to secure yet another La Liga survival with a win over Deportivo Alaves at their Estadio Benito Villamarin. Los Beticos aim to get their job done in Sunday’s football game against the newcomers, but beating Manuel Pellegrino’s men is easier said than done. Alaves have been producing scintillating displays in the Spanish top flight this season and it has to be noted that they are after their seventh away win of the season. El Glorioso did well to beat Barcelona at Camp Nou earlier this term and we predict that they will grab something from Sunday’s match against Real Betis. Both teams should be happy with one points from the game and, taking everything into account, share of spoils appears on the horizon. When the two teams met in Vitoria in the reverse fixture Deyverson helped Alaves record a 1-0 win over Betis.
Highlighted Player (Vargas):
Juan Manuel Vargas is an experienced 32-year-old left back who can also play as a winger. He currently plays for the Spanish club Real Betis. Vargas is well-known for his dribbles, free-kicks and accurate crosses. He started his career with Universitario where he quickly became a first-team regular by 2004. His first stint in Italy was with Serie A club Catania in 2006. Vargas was one of their best players and was always a first team regular at Catania. His impressive performances helped them retain their Serie A survival for two seasons. With many clubs vying for his signature, Vargas joined Fiorentina in 2008 for a reported transfer fee of €12 million – reportedly rebuffing Real Madrid. Though he struggled initially, Vargas settled in an advanced attacking role after becoming a crucial part of the Viola squad. His international career began in 2004 and has represented his country in 62 matches so far.
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.