Alaves vs Leganes Match Preview
Deportivo Alaves will look to distance themselves further away from the relegation zone when they host CD Leganes at the Mendizorroza in the La Liga on Friday night.
Alaves Match Form
The Babazorros are currently 15th in the league table, with 18 points from 16 games, not a pleasant return. They are currently 5 points clear of relegation places, with Celta Vigo occupying 18th spot.
On the other hand, Asier Garitano’s side are only a few good results away from replicating last season’s form, which saw them finish 11th. They are just a point behind Villarreal and Valladolid while Levante are a further point ahead in 12th.
While the Basque club did lose to Granada last Saturday, they will look to get back to winning ways against their visitors.
Leganes Match Form
Coming to their opponents, Leganes are in deep trouble as things stand. After finishing 13th in the league last season, Los Pepineros are currently languishing in the relegation zone in 19th place. They have picked up 9 points from 16 games so far, a paltry return in the bigger scheme of things.
While they are level on points with Espanyol in 20th, 19th-placed Celta Vigo are still 4 points ahead. This is despite beating them 3-2 on Sunday in the previous league match. Further, 17th-placed RCD Mallorca are 5 points ahead.
Thus, Leganes need to start picking up wins if they want to stay up and a trip to struggling Alaves provides Javier Aguirre’s men with the perfect opportunity.
In terms of team news, Alaves will miss Ruben Duarte due to suspension while Tomas Pina is expected to miss out with a knee injury. Coming to their opponents, Leganes will not have the services of Dimitris Siovas, Marc Navarro and Alexander Szymanowski while Recio is a doubt for the game as well.
Alaves vs Leganes Betting Tips & H2H
Looking at head-to-head, the duo have drew 10 of their last 15 meetings with Alaves winning just once while Leganes picked up 4 of them. Further, the last 3 games at Mendizorroza have all ended in draws with both teams finding the back of the net in each of them.
A sum total of 30 goals were scored in the last 15 meetings, an average of 2 goals every game. A minimum of 2+ goals was witnessed in the last 12 Alaves matches and in 4 of the last 5 Leganes games.
Thus, looking at recent form and history, both teams can be expected to find the back of the net with Leganes picking up a rare away win in the end.
Alaves Predicted XI
Pacheco; Aguirregabiria, Navarro, Ely, Marin; Vidal, Pina, Manu Garcia, Rioja; Joselu, Perez
Leganes Predicted XI
Cuellar; Tarin, Awaziem, Silva; Bustinza, Perez, Recio, Rodrigues; Arnaiz, Braithwaite; En-Nesyri