Villarreal and Deportivo Alavés meet at Estadio de la Cerámica, in a match for the 4th round of LaLiga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which registers 3 wins and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 25-10-2019, for LaLiga, which ended with Villarreal’s victory by (4-1). The goals of the match were scored by Gerard Moreno (84 ‘), Javi Ontiveros (90’) and K. Toko Ekambi (13 ‘and 65’), for Villarreal, and Lucas Pérez (50 ‘), for Deportivo Alavés. 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 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, the home team is currently in 8th position, with 4 points won. In their last match, they lost to Barcelona away by (4‑0), after in the previous match having won by (2‑1) at home, in a match against Eibar. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has registered 7 victories, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 21 goals scored and 20 suffered; against 8 victories, 2 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 28 goals scored and 20 suffered. In their last 10 home games, Villarreal has recorded 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
Villarreal comes to this game unmotivated, after a tough 4-0 defeat against Barcelona, thus adding the first defeat in La Liga. It should be noted that the home team has already won the championship, Eibar, 2-1. Usually when the home club invests in the offensive process, it does so through the right flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by winger Samu Chukwueze. Given the tactical system used, one of the great strengths of the home team is the attack through the flanks. Gerard Moreno stands out at Villarreal, with 2 goals scored. For this match, coach Unai Emery does not have Alberto Moreno, Ramiro Guerra, Rubén Pena and Pedraza, all with physical problems.
Deportivo Alavés :
After 1 draw and 2 losses, the visiting team is currently in 19th position, with 1 point won. In their last match, they drew with Getafe at home by (0‑0), after having lost away in the previous match, in a match against Granada, by (2‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses as a visitor, with 12 goals scored and 30 suffered; against 3 victories, 5 draws and 7 defeats in his stadium, with 12 goals scored and 20 suffered. In their last 10 away matches Deportivo Alavés has registered 1 victory, 2 draws and 7 defeats. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to improve.
Deportivo Alavés comes to this game after a draw, at zero, in the reception to Getafe, thus adding the first point in this championship in Spain. It should be noted that the visitors lost the first two games against Real Betis and Granada. The visiting team usually plays in a 4-4-2, in which the two most advanced pieces are Lucas Pérez and Joselu. The brain of the team is midfielder Brais Méndez, the player responsible for defining and leading his team’s attacks. Tomás Pina will be out of this game, due to physical problems.