Alaves vs Deportivo by PatrickBateman
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Alaves are on a 12th position with 22 points. They are in a great form, which saw them remaining unbeaten for the last eight competitive games. They finished 2016 with two wins and started 2017 with two solid away draws - against La Coruna in the first leg, and against Bilbao in La Liga. They have been one of the toughest teams over the course of the season, with goal difference 15:17. Also, with only five losses, they are looking like one of the pleasant surprises of this season`s La Liga. In order for them to progress they will need either win or low scoring draw.
La Coruna are one position higher with one point more than their hosts. They are also on a unbeaten run - of four games. However, with no wins on the road this season, they are one of the league`s worst visiting teams. They managed to get only four draws away from home, conceding 18 of their total 23 goals, which translates into 2 per game in the league. That has been their biggest problem this season, and the reason they are not placed even higher on the table.
Both games between these teams this season finished with draw - 0:0 in La Liga and 2:2 in the first leg of Copa. Alaves are in great form lately, and even though La Coruna have also been good lately, their below par performances away from home should be the deciding factor here. Alaves have only two home losses this season, one of them being against Real, while La Coruna have no wins on the road, with some convincing losses. I predict Alaves` narrow win here, but even if this game also ends up as a draw, I don`t see La Coruna taking a win here, especially with their bad defensive record on the road.
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|Alaves 0 AH||BetVictor||1.79||8||1-1 PUSH (Stake return)|