As the Liga SmartBank promotion play-off intensifies, all eyes are on the second leg of the Alavés vs Eibar face-off. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw, leaving the field wide open for both teams. The winner will advance to battle either Levante or Albacete for a coveted spot in La Liga next season.
The Road So Far
Alavés, finishing fourth in the main season, had a shot at automatic promotion but fell short in their final main season game against Las Palmas. The match ended in a goalless draw, allowing the home side to secure the second spot. Alavés’ recent performance has been marked by a series of draws, with four of their last five games ending in a stalemate. However, they have managed to avoid defeat in their last 11 home league games.
Eibar, on the other hand, had a promising start to the season but faltered towards the end. Their performance dipped significantly, with only one win in their last 11 league matches. Their only league victory since March came at Huesca, and their away record has been less than stellar, with just one win in the last five games.
Key Points to Consider
The previous encounters between these two clubs this season have all seen under 2.5 goals scored. This trend is also reflected in their recent matches, with nine of the last 11 Eibar matches and 13 of the last 15 Alaves matches seeing under 2.5 goals.
Predictions and Betting Tips
Given the recent form of both teams and their previous encounters, it’s safe to predict a low-scoring match. Therefore, a bet on under 2.5 goals being scored seems like a safe bet. Alavés, with their strong home record, might just edge out Eibar to secure a win. However, considering their propensity for draws, it might be wise to keep the stakes moderate.
The Alavés vs Eibar match promises to be a thrilling encounter, with both teams vying for a spot in the play-off final. While Alavés seems to have a slight edge, the unpredictability of football means anything can happen. Regardless of the outcome, it’s sure to be a match worth watching.
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