Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Real Oviedo and Deportivo Alaves take on each other at Estadio Nuevo Carlos Tartiere in the La Liga 2 round 23. Los Azulones have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team losing to both Eibar and Andorra on the road, while beating Sporting Gijon in front of home fans. Javi Mier remains in the recovery room, while new signing Juanfran is likely to make his Oviedo debut against Alaves.
The Basques, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Burgos, and they managed to get one, with the team putting an end to their dreadful losing run. Alaves, though, suffered a loss in each of their last three away matches, and we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing more than one point from Friday’s showdown. January signing Antonio Blanco is ready for his Deportivo Alaves debut, while Algeria international Rebbach is pushing for a start after scoring the winner against Burgos.
Highlighted Player (Sergi Enrich):
Sergi Enrich is a product of Mallorca’s youth academy. The 181-cm-tall striker was born in Ciutadella, Spain on 26 February, 1990 and he began his senior career at Mallorca. Enrich played 83 league games for Mallorca B, while making 6 appearances for the first team between 2010 and 2013.
During his spell at Mallorca he played for the likes of Recreativo and Alcorcon on loan and in 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Numancia. Sergi Enrich scored 26 goals in 76 league appearances for Numancia, but on 12 July, 2015 he joined Eibar to play in the Spanish top flight.
The Spanish attacker made 35 appearances for los Ameros in the 2015/2016 season, scoring seven goals in the process. Sergi Enrich’s market value was €4 million in July, 2016 and it has to be noted that his contract with Eibar expires on 30 June, 2018. His maternal family name is Ametller.
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.