Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Deportivo Alaves will look to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Villarreal B when they take on Lugo in the La Liga 2 round 31. The Basques recorded four wins in the previous five home fixtures, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the visit of Lugo. Both Alkain and Villalibre are pushing for a start, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Meanwhile, the visitors head into the match following a goalless draw with Zaragoza. Joan Carrillo’s troops, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Alaves’ party at Estadio Mendizorrotza. In the first half of the season Alaves defeated Lugo 2-1, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. Joan Carrillo should have a full squad to choose from for Saturday’s encounter.
Highlighted Player (Hacen El Ide):
Moctar Sidi el Hacen is a Mauritania international, who started his youth career at ASAC Concorde. In 2014 he moved to Spanish side Levante, but it has to be noted that he made no more than two appearances for los Levantinos in La Liga.
El Hacen joined fellow Spanish team Real Valladolid in 2018, but at the start of his spell with la Pucela he played for the reserve team. The Mauritanian footballer made his La Liga debut for the senior team in the 2018/2019 season in a 1-0 win over Girona. Moctar Sidi el Hacen started pretty early with his international career, making seven appearances for the Mauritania national team before the age of 16.
El Hacen made his Mauritania debut in a goalless draw with Gambia on March 2, 2013. The Real Valladolid player was born in Nouakchott (Mauritania) on December 31, 1997 and his main position is central midfield.
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.