Deportivo Alaves 9-8-18, Getafe 14-11-10
7/13/20 1:30 pm
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Deportivo Alaves is welcoming Getafe to Estadio de Mendizorroza in round 36 in Spanish LaLiga.
Deportivo is in a terrible, terrible form, and they have lost 6 straight games in LaLiga and won only 1 of their last 8 games since the restart. During this stretch, Alaves has scored only 3 goals, while conceding massive 16 goals. Alaves is in 17th place in the standings with 35 points, still outside the relegation zone, but only by 3 points, and Mallorca is playing better soccer at the moment. Alaves has scored only 32 goals this season while conceding 53 goals. Lucas Perez is Deportivo’s top goalscorer with 11 goals and 5 assists, while Joselu added 10 goals. Duarte is the only injured player for Deportivo, while Pacheco, Gutierrez, and Navarro are still questionable. In their latest LaLiga game against Real Madrid on the road, Alaves has had measly 29% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 74% of the correct passes. Just to put this into the perspective, Real Madrid has had 729 passes, from which 664 were correct, while Alaves had a total of 295 passes, from which 218 were correct. Alaves have lost this match 2-0. Alaves still has to play against Barcelona in their last game, and I hope they will have their spot in LaLiga secured by then, otherwise, bye-bye LaLiga.
Getafe has also been struggling a lot since the restart, and they are losing their Europa League spot fast. Getafe is in 6th place in the standings with 53 points, and the only thing keeping them there is that neither Sociedad nor Valencia can win any games. Getafe is having one of the best defenses this season with only 34 conceded goals so far, while their offense was solid with 43 scored goals. Since the restart, Getafe has only 1 win, 3 losses, and 4 draws, alongside 6 scored goals, and 9 conceded goals. In their latest LaLiga game against Villarreal at home, Getafe has had 40% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, and low 65% of the correct passes. Getafe has conceded 3 goals in the second half, and that is not even the worst thing. Getafe conceded 3 red cards in the last minute of the game for violent conduct. Getafe has lost this game 1-3, and they lost some of their important players for this match. Mata has scored 11 goals for Getafe, while Rodriguez added another 10 goals. Cucurella has 5 assists. Cabaco and Etebo are both injured, while Etxeita, Suarez, and Nyom are all suspended because of the red cards. Getafe will have a tough time keeping their Europa League spot in their bad form, but they are still playing in this season’s Europa League where they will face Inter in August.
Neither Alaves nor Getafe are playing well, but Getafe is missing some important players due to the red cards. Alaves have had plenty of success against Getafe at home, and I will side with them here. Let’s take some risk.