Villarreal 1-1-1, Deportivo Alaves 0-1-2
9/30/20 1 pm
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Villarreal is hosting Deportivo Alaves at Estadio de la Ceramica in round 4 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Villarreal has been solid so far this season, but their game against Barcelona this past weekend didn’t go so well. Villarreal has had 44% of ball possession in this match, only 1 shot on goal, 4 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 85% of the correct passes. The first half was a disaster for Villarreal, and they conceded 4 goals. In the second half, Barcelona did slow down a little, but Villareal has also improved their defense, and the final result of this match was 4-0. In the three games Villarreal has played this season, they have scored 3 goals while conceding 6 goals. With 4 points, Villarreal is now in 8th place in the standings. Guerra, Alberto Moreno, and Pena are injured, while Chakla and Pedraza are still questionable. Gerard Moreno has scored 2 goals for Villarreal so far this season, while Paco Alcacer added 1 goal. Moreno and Chukuwueze each have 1 assist. Villarreal is a good team led by a good coach, and there is still room for improvement, but I can say that Villarreal is playing nice and enjoyable soccer, and they will certainly be in the run for the Europa League this season as well.
Alongside Elche, Alaves is the weakest team in LaLiga so far this season. With only 1 point, Alaves is in 19th place in the standings. Alaves has lost their first two games of the season, one at home and one on the road, while they were able to win 1 point against Getafe at home this past weekend. Alaves has had 47% of ball possession, 0 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 3 big chances created, and extremely low 54% of the accurate passes. This match ended in a 0-0 draw. Joselu is still the only goalscorer for Alaves with only 1 goal. Tomas Pina is the only injured player for Alaves as of right now. Alongside this game, Alaves is playing one more game this weekend, and after that, there is a break because of the national teams, and it’s coming at the right time for Alaves. This will be the opportunity for Alaves to rest and regroup for the continuation of LaLiga. Alaves is a decent team, and they certainly have the quality to escape the relegation zone, but if they don’t want to be stuck at the bottom of the table, Alaves must start winning as soon as possible.
Alaves hasn’t won any of their last 8 games. Villarreal might have lost their last game, but they are still a much better team in this match, and they were dominant at home against Alaves. I think Villarreal gets back on the winning track at home in this game.