Alaves vs Real Betis Prediction and Betting Preview 13 Aug 2020

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Alaves vs Real Betis PredictionGetting back in the swing of things, Alaves play host to Real Betis in their opening La Liga fixture at the Estadio Mendizorrotza on Sunday afternoon.
Match status: 2020/21 La Liga - Matchweek 1
Venue: Estadio Mendizorrotza (Vitoria-Gasteiz)
Far from their best last season, Alaves could only muster a sixteenth-place finish on the standings, a measly three points clear of the relegation places. Whiskers away from the drop-zone, Babazorros can thank their stars for managing to retain their ‘La Liga’ status.

Meanwhile, Real Betis played out a similar campaign as that of Alaves’. Struggling to get their wits about them, Los Verdiblancos were among the worst sides in the division last term. In a bid to return to the top of Spanish football, Betis will need a win here to get the new season off to a flyer.

Alaves vs Real Betis Team News

For a side touted by the media to challenge for a spot in the top-half of the standings, Alaves left much to be desired with their results last season. They looked a shadow of their former selves – the ones that clinched 11th-spot in the 2018/19 campaign.

Failing to get ticking on the pitch, El Glorioso could not grab a hold of games and were often found on the backfoot. They were condemned to defeat a whopping 19 times, one more than relegated outfit Leganes.

With caretaker boss Juan Ramos Lopez at the helm, the club managed to steer away from the drop-zone, escaping relegation by a hair’s breadth. In the penultimate round of fixtures last term, Alaves grabbed a much-needed victory over Betis to remain in the top-flight.

Now, there is a new face in the dugout, Pablo Machin taking over the reins at Alaves. The club supporters will be hoping the Spanish gaffer returns the club to the lofty heights they once enjoyed. 

This managerial shift could see wholesome changes in the club’s tactics, perhaps adopting Machin’s favored 3-5-2 formation. Surely, Joselu will be spearheading Babazorros’ attack, hoping to produce goals for his side.

Against a Real Betis side in transition, Joselu will fancy his chances of hitting the target. Betis were horrendous last term, dropping to the bottom-half of the log, and were very lucky to have escaped a drop to the Segunda Division.

The Seville club seem to be intent on hitting high marks this season, with some statement signings. The appointment of the experienced Manuel Pellegrini shows Los Verdiblancos are heading in the right decision.

However, the Chilean gaffer will not be satisfied with the board’s transfer dealings this summer as they have failed to secure enough new signings. But the few players integrated in the squad should be enough to bolster their very leaky defense.

Former Man City man Claudio Bravo is expected to make his debut here in goal. Other than this, Pellegrini is unlikely to make any changes to the starting XI that featured in most games last season. Despite being off-form, Borja Iglesias could get a nod in attack here.

Injured or Suspended Players

Alaves: Fernando Pacheco, Ruben Duarte and Ximo Navarro.

Real Betis: Dani Martin, Victor Camarasa and Wilfrid Kaptoum. 

Pre-Match Odds

Alaves: 3.06
Draw: 3.34
Real Betis: 2.56

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Alaves vs Real Betis Predictions

The appointment of Pablo Machin as head coach represents a bold statement from Alaves ahead of this new season. His arrival is likely to inject some much-needed drive into the players. Even though Betis will provide a stern test, the hosts should just about edge this one to clinch maximum points.
Our Betting Tip:
Alaves Win @ 3.06
Correct Score:
Alaves 1-0 Real Betis @ 8.50

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS - No @ 1.84
Match Winner:
Alaves Win @ 3.06
Double Chance:
X2 @ 1.43
Under 2.5 @ 1.75
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