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Three Football Matches to Bank on

ALAVES V ELCHE

Alaves fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 0-2 La Liga success against Cádiz.

In that game, Alaves had 39% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Alaves was Joselu (6', 91'). On the other side, Cádiz got 23 shots at goal with 4 on target.

Alaves have really struggled up front in recent times. Their goals record stands at just 3 vs opposition teams during the course of their last six fixtures. In those games, Alaves have also seen the tally of goals scored against them total 5.

Last time out, Elche CF drew 2-2 in the La Liga match with Espanyol.

In that match, Elche CF managed 58% possession and 12 shots at goal with 7 on target. For Elche CF, the goalscorers were Lucas Boyé (23') and Darío Benedetto (84'). Espanyol had 20 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Manu Morlanes (51') and Raúl de Tomás (52') scored for Espanyol.

Looking at their form, and Elche CF have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 10 goals in all. In defence, Elche CF have not been doing too well. That kind of pattern might not be carried forward into this match, though.

Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals

ESPANYOL V ATHLETIC BILBAO

Espanyol enter this match following a 2-2 La Liga stalemate against Elche CF.

In that match, Espanyol managed 42% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. For Espanyol, goals were scored by Manu Morlanes (51') and Raúl de Tomás (52'). Elche CF got 12 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Lucas Boyé (23') and Darío Benedetto (84') scored for Elche CF.

Vicente Moreno's Espanyol have scored 9 times over their preceding 6 outings. The number of goals that they have conceded in those games is 7.

Athletic Bilbao will go into the encounter following on from a 2-1 La Liga win to defeat Villarreal in their previous outing.

In that game, Athletic Bilbao managed 52% possession and 14 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Athletic Bilbao, the scorers were Raúl García (14') and Iker Muniain (77'). For their opponents, Villarreal CF had 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Francis Coquelin (32') scored for Villarreal.

A run of reliable displays by the Athletic Bilbao defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their last 6 clashes combined. In that period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 7.

Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals

VILLARREAL V CADIZ

Villarreal will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 2-1 La Liga loss in their previous game against Athletic Bilbao.

In that match, Villarreal had 48% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Villarreal was Francis Coquelin (32'). Athletic Bilbao got 14 shots on goal with 7 on target. Raúl García (14') and Iker Muniain (77') scored for Athletic Bilbao.

Over their last six fixtures, Unai Emery's Villarreal have hit the back of the net a combined total of 9 times - an average number of goals scored per match of 1.5.

Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Alaves in La Liga action, Cádiz and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.

In that match, Cádiz managed 61% possession and 23 shots on goal with 4 on target. At the other end, Alaves got 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Joselu (6', 91') scored for Alaves.

The strike force from Cádiz have made hard work of scoring goals in their past six games, netting the unsatisfactory return of just 3. In those matches, Submarino amarillo have also seen the overall goal aggregate against them equal 8.

Coming into this clash, Cádiz haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.

Prediction: Over 2 Goals

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