Friday, August 27, 2021

Valencia CF vs CD Alaves Match Preview

Date 2021-08-27 22:15 CET

Valencia CF is coming to this match after a hard fought draw with Granada CF, but they are going to be looking to improve upon last match and beat Deportivo Alaves at the Mestalla. Gaining 3 points tonight will be crucial and it will setup Valencia CF for a good season, anything other than that and its going to foreshadow a bland and difficult season with almost no chance of European football.

Valencia CF got a boost in attack as well, acquiring Marcos Andre from Valladolid for 9 million euros and 10% of any future sale of the player. The players salary is also on the high side of 2 million euros per season with a contract length of 5 years. 

Now that the 3rd foreign slot has been captured, Valencia CF is looking to sell Kang-In Lee, but the player has rejected all offers coming his way. Valencia CF also ignored a lot of offers earlier in the transfer window for him as they were significantly lower than his evaluation, but with recent events unfolding the way they are, the club are forced to sell the player at any cost. Just more Lim mismanagement, buy very high, sell very low and make a loss on every transfer. 

Deportivo Alaves are coming to this match with two loses from their opening two matches and will be looking to improve upon their recent results and finally acquire at least a point to their name. Valencia CF on the other hand will be looking to win this match and continue in good form, anything other than that and its the mediocre team of last season once again upon us. Hopefully this is not the same team, hopefully the new coach has instilled more confidence in the players and with better tactics hopefully we can win.

Stat nameAlaves
1Goals Conceded5
50% (1)Wins0% (0)
50% (1)Draws0% (0)
0% (0)Defeats100% (2)
1.00Goals per game0.50
0.50Goals lost per game2.50
1 (50%)Over 1.51 (50%)
0 (0%)Over 2.51 (50%)
0 (0%)Over 3.51 (50%)
0 (0%)Over 4.51 (50%)
1 (50%)BBTS1 (50%)
1 (50%)Clean sheets0 (0%)
9.00Corners per game6.50
3.50Corners for per game0.50
5.50Corners against per game6.00
39.50%Ball possession44.50%
11.00Shots avg10.00
4.00Shots on goal avg3.00
2.50Offsides avg0.50
242.00Passes avg358.00
67.05%Completed passes78.55%
4.00 (8)Yellow cards avg2.00 (4)
0.50 (1)Red cards avg0.50 (1)

Valencia CF Squad: Mamardashvili, Paulista, Alderete, Hugo; Correia, Soler, Racic, Gaya; Cheryshev, Maxi, Guedes

Winning Probability: Valencia CF 40%, Draw 50%, Alaves 10%

Result Prediction: Big chance for Valencia CF to win, but also a big chance to draw as well. We just don't know how the team will handle teams like Alaves and if the team is going to be able to break their defense and win or will we struggle like last season. Last match was sort of an indication and we only drew, but this time the team is playing home at the Mestalla and Alaves is a much weaker team than Granada also. 

I expect a big win for Valencia CF tonight, anything other than that will be a major disappointment and a bad sign for the rest of the season. Hopefully we get a win and I'm hoping the team is stronger as they showed in preseason and as they seem they are, so I'm going for a 2-0 win for Valencia CF.