Deportivo Alavés and Las Palmas meet at the Mendizorroza Stadium, in a match for the 15th round of the First Division. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates total equilibrium between these two teams, since there were 3 draws in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 12-04-2016, for the Primera División, which ended in a draw by (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by Alexis (4 ‘), for Deportivo Alavés, and M. Livaja (57’), for Las Palmas. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Deportivo Alavés presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 3 wins and 11 losses, the home team is currently in the 19th position, with 9 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Girona by (2-3), after in the previous match they have lost (1-2) at home, against Eibar. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 7 home matches for the championship Deportivo Alavés won 1 and lost 6, so they have won 3 points out of 21 possible. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not displayed great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: they only opened the scoring in 2 of their last 14 matches for the First Division, of these 2 they reached the break in advantage in all and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 14 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 12 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The Deportivo Alavés comes to this game with a victory in the field of Girona, by 2-3, adding in this way the win according to official matches: the three goals of the comeback were marked by Ibai Gómez. On this day, at home, coach Abelardo is expected to play in the usual 4-4-2, privileging the defensive organization and passes in depth for the attack, especially for Munir El Haddadi. However, Ibai Gómez is the best scorer of Alavés, with 3 goals scored. It is important to point out that Alavés has a very negative performance at home, since in 7 games it has 6 losses. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Victor Laguardia, Sobrino and Ortega.
After 3 wins, 1 draw and 10 losses, the away team is currently in the 18 th position, with 10 points won. In the last match, they have won in a home match against Real Betis by (1-0), after in the previous match they have tied tied in an away match against Real Sociedad, by (2-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses at their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 31 suffered. In the last 7 away league matches Las Palmas has a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 5 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 21 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 5 away matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Las Palmas come to this day with a win over Betis, 1-0, putting a final point to the five games in a row without winning in several competitions. The visiting club plays in a different tactical system than the opponent, that is, lines up in 4-3-3, however, it privileges the possession of the ball and attacks by the flanks: Tello is very fast and competent in the transport of the ball towards the attack. On the other hand, striker Antonio Sanabria is the best score, with 7 goals scored. To point out that Las Palmas has some weaknesses in the coordination of the most defensive sector, because in the 7 games played away from home suffered on average 2.14 goals per game. For this game coach Quique Setién can not count on Vitolo, Halilovic and Momo, all injured.
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