February 10, 2018
| On 3 years ago


By Staff Writer

Deportivo Alaves vs Villarreal

La Liga, Spain

Villarreal will be looking to move into the top-4 when they host a struggling Deportivo Alaves at the El Madrigal. With Real Madrid playing later in the day, Villarreal can win and replace them at the 4th spot and remain there if Real Madrid fail to win. On the other hand, Deportivo Alaves will be in danger of coming back into the relegation zone if they fail to get a point from their visit.

Match Details:

When: February 10th, 5:30 PM IST

Where: El Madrigal, Villarreal

ALA vs VIL Head-to-Head:

Matches Played: 17

Deportivo Alaves: 09

Villarreal: 07

Draw: 01

ALA vs VIL Form (Recent first):

Deportivo Alaves: W L L D L W

Villarreal: L W W W W D

ALA vs VIL Team News:

Deportivo Alaves:

  • Their left side will have two absentees, left-back Hector Hernandez and left-winger Burgui, both out due to injuries.
  • Mubarak Wasako is expected to return to the starting line up after serving his suspension against Celta Vigo.


  • The injury list for Villarreal has grown to six now with Ruben Semedo and Adrian Marin being the latest additions.
  • Sansone is expected to return to the line up but Daniele Bonera will miss out due to his red card against Real Betis.

ALA vs VIL Probable XI:

Deportivo Alaves:

Pacheco; Alexis, Ely, Laguardia, Martin; Gomez, Pina, Garcia, Pedraza; Sobrino, Munir


Asenjo; Costa, Ruiz, Gonzalez, Gaspar; Cheryshev, Trigueros, Hernandez, Castillejo; Fornals, Bacca

Key Players:

Deportivo Alaves: Munir and Gomez

Villarreal: Bacca and Castillejo

Expected Winner:

Deportivo Alaves have looked a lot more improved since changing their manager for the third time this season. Though the standings suggest an easy win for Villarreal, current form speaks differently. Both the sides have recent results that they can be proud of and Deportivo Alaves can certainly be proud of their comeback entirely. Considering the firepower in both sides, our scoreline prediction calls it to be a 2-2 draw.

ALA vs VIL Fantasy Team:

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