Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
There will be fireworks when Eibar and Alaves face each other in the Basque derby in the La Liga 2 playoffs. Los Armeros defeated Huesca in the last match of the regular season, but that did not help them secure automatic Primera Division promotion. Defender Frederico Venancio misses out through suspension, while Imanol Garcia and Daniel Lasure are sidelined with injuries.
The visitors, on the other hand, head into Saturday’s clash following a goalless draw with Las Palmas. Eibar and Alaves seem to be evenly matched at the moment and, taking everything into account, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Midfielder Antonio Blanco is banned for the match, while defender Nikola Maras has yet to overcome a meniscus problem. You should know that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their two meetings in the regular season.
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.