Alaves hosts Betis in round 9 of Spanish LaLiga. The match will be played on Monday, October 18th at Estadio Mendizorrotza (Vitoria-Gasteiz).
In the last match, Alaves lost a bitter rival Athletic Bilbao with a score of 1-0. That defeat was already the 6th for the Glorious Ones in the current season (with only one victory). Javier Calleja's charges are on the 19th line in the standings. As you already understood, they have only three points in their assets. Alaves has huge problems both in attack and defense. This is indicated by the number of goals scored and conceded - 2 and 12, respectively. However, the Glorious Ones still have a game in hand against Villarreal. A victory would have allowed the Basques to get out of the relegation zone. Bookmakers offer the opportunity to bet on Alaves’s relegation to the Segunda even now. The probability of such a development of events is estimated by a coefficient of 1.55.
Before the break for international games, Betis ended a streak of four consecutive matches without defeats (three victories and one draw). Let me remind you that in the last round, Manuel Pellegrini's charges turned out to be weaker than Villarreal away (2-0). By the way, it was the second game for the Green-Whites in which they failed to upset the opponents’ goalkeeper. The Andalusians have 12 points after eight rounds. This is enough to take a place in the middle of the standings. The gap to the top six is minimal. The most popular outcome in Betis matches in the current championship is "Both teams to score - no". It was recorded five times. The team from Seville has already scored seven points away (two victories, one draw, and one defeat).
If you rely on the coefficients, bookmakers believe in the visitors a little more. This is logical, as Betis looks much more confident in the current season than Alaves. And in the previous season, the Green-Whites were stronger than the Basques away (0-1). Alaves has nothing to lose, as it is the main contender for relegation. I think that Calleja’s charges can safely try to play attack first. What to expect from the visitors? They are of a higher class, and they will certainly try to win due to this. But I decided to bet on Under 2.5 goals scored.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Under 2.5
Best Odds: 1.80 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 18-Oct-2021 19:00 CET
Event Result: 0:1(0:0)
Profit: +32.00 Units