Saturday night action from La Liga as Alaves and Girona meet in a match that could be crucial in deciding this season’s relegation fight. Play begins at 7.45pm and those who keep pace with the action will get their fair share of drama before the final whistle. Here are our top Alaves v Girona betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Match
Alaves started the weekend sitting 11th in the table. They are safe from the threat of relegation and won’t be pushing for the prize places, so that has allowed the team to take their eye off the ball and roll to a finish. They are capable of climbing higher, but recent form makes it unlikely.
Alaves prepare for this match having lost each of their last two and taken only two points from the last 15 available to them. Three defeats and a draw in four proves our point about them not giving the end of season run-in their full attention and it would come as no surprise to see them end of the wrong side of the result again here. A draw is 23/10 with Bet365, the home win yours at 13/10.
Girona Need to Win
Girona go into game 38 of their season with a record reading nine wins and 10 draws against 18 defeats, a tally good enough only for 18th place and the relegation zone. They have lost four and won one of their last five and that has done nothing to boost confidence of breaking free of the bottom three. If they are to have any chance of saving their place in La Liga for another season at least they must take a maximum pay-out from this contest and hope for favours elsewhere. Not an ideal situation, that’s for sure.
The strugglers start this match in 18th, three points behind Celta Vigo and safety. They started the month with a painful 2-0 loss away to Getafe and followed that with a 2-1 at home to Levante last time out. Stuani broke the deadlock but that goal was matched by Morales and Bardhi, netting on 62 and 86 minutes. That poor run of form goes some way to explaining why you’ll get a market best price of 2/1 on Girona at Bet365. Attractive and there’s sure to be bits and pieces of interest on that one from value hunters. We can’t separate the sides so will be happy to sit on the fence and back the draw that looks to have been overpriced by the money men.