Alaves v Deportivo La Coruna - Monday 19:45, Sky Sports 1
Alaves are competing in La Liga for the first time since 2005/06 and they’ve gotten off to a fantastic start as they’re unbeaten in their three games so far, with a draw at Atletico Madrid in their opener and a 30/1 win at the Nou Camp last time out. However, it’s been a mixed bag for Deportivo as they’ve picked up four points from their three games under new manager Gaizka Garitano.
Alaves only managed 11 home wins in the Segunda last term, drawing eight times as they were generally very good defensively but lacked the firepower to outgun their opponents and were probably more suited to playing on the counter on the road, where they won 10 times. That’s certainly looked the case this season with their visits to Atletico and Barca, while they could only manage a goalless draw in their one home game against Gijon.
Indeed, Deportivo had a better record on the road last term where their PPG was 1.16, compared with 1.05 at home. When travelling to promoted sides they’re W3-D2-L0 in the last couple of seasons and as a result it’s certainly worth taking on Alaves at around 2.3.
Depor drew a remarkable 18 matches last term and we wouldn’t be surprised to see another stalemate here and given the low-scoring nature of both these sides, the 0-0 correct score is certainly worth a punt.