After releasing Mauricio Pellegrino to train Southampton, Alaves invited Argentine coach Louis Subeldia. However, with him, the “glorious” still faintly remind themselves of the pattern of last season. The team takes the last place in La Liga, not having scored in the first three rounds of any ball. Will the “Alavesa” crisis take advantage of “Villarreal”? Let’s try to understand our forecast.
Tournament: Spain. Example.
Venue: Mendizorros Stadium, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Date of the match: September 17, 2017
Football. Spain. Alaves – Villarreal.
In fact, Subeldia is not such a bad coach, judging by his performance in Latin America. However, the European team Argentine has never coached, and this is his clear minus. Under the leadership of the Argentine, “Alaves” looked weak in friendly matches, and in the first rounds of the championship first lost to “Leganes” – 0: 1, then “Barcelona” – 0: 2 and in the last round “Celta” – 0: 1. That is, they miss the “glorious” quite a bit, but they still can not be hammered.
The “Villarreal” is another problem. Almost half the composition of this team is in the infirmary, which led to a mediocre start of the “yellow submarine” in La Liga. “Villarreal” lost in the first rounds of “Levante” – 0: 1 and “Real Sociedad” – 0: 3. But after that Fran Esquriba, it seems, has learned to manage those players who are. As a result, in subsequent home matches Villarreal beat Betis and Astana 3-1.
Statistics and personal meetings
The losing series of “Alavesa” taking into account the pre-season is equal to eight matches.
“Villarreal” on the road lost four of the last six meetings in the example.
“Villarreal” is a relatively convenient opponent for “Alavesa”. Last season, the “glorious” beat the “yellow submarine” in both matches: 2: 1 and 2: 0.
“Alaves” is now in a game crisis, which is still considered the most hopeless team of La Liga. Given that the “Villarreal” is also not very playing on the road, in addition for the last week for the “submarine” it will already be the third duel, it is unlikely that the hosts will lose. Our forecast is the victory of “Alaves” with a zero handicap.