Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Valencia will be aiming to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Osasuna when they take on Alaves on Matchday 32. Los Che are on a four-game winless run in La Liga, but their elite division status is not in danger yet. Argentine attacker Maxi Gomez remains on the sidelines through suspension, while all Cillessen, Correia, and Soler miss the game with injuries. Kevin Gameiro should keep his place up front alongside Guedes after finding the net in the 3-1 loss to Osasuna.
Deportivo Alaves, on the other hand, are fighting hard to secure the Primera Division survival. The Basques proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Huesca and Villarreal, but beating Valencia at Estadio de Mestalla is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Both Manu Garcia and Florian Lejeune are banned for the match.
Highlighted Player (Denis Cheryshev):
Probably the most famous Russian footballer never to have played for a domestic club, Denis Cheryshev was born in Nizhny Novgorod, but began his career at Sporting Gijon as his father played for the Spanish side at the time.
The talented winger eventually caught the eye of Real Madrid and went on to spend eight years in the youth academy at Santiago Bernabeu before he was given a chance to impress on senior level. Due to a fierce competition for places in Madrid, Cheryshev was forced to gain much needed first team experience via loan spells at Sevilla, Villarreal and Valencia, and he showed a great deal of potential during those stints, proving los Blancos were wrong to let him leave.
Chersyhev has been in and out of the Russia national team since making his debut in 2012, but there is a good chance he will become an important member of Sbornaya Komanda as soon as he secures regular playing time at club level. The Russian footballer is capable of operating on either wing or through the middle, and he has proved to be quite prolific in terms of both goals and assists.
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.