Deportivo Alaves host Levante at the Estadio de Mendizorroza in a match from the first round
Deportivo Alaves host Levante at the Estadio de Mendizorroza in a match from the first round of La Liga. Let’s see what’s the situation with these two teams in our football predictions tips.
Deportivo Alaves start this campaign with a new manager. This is Asier Garitano, who managed Real Sociedad before his sacking from the club. He replaces Abelardo, who left Alaves after the end of the previous campaign.
On the summer market Alaves signed few new players for the new season. The experienced striker Lucas Perez was bought from West Ham United, while Joselu was signed from another English team – Newcastle United. Tigre’s Ramon Mierez, Almeria’s Luis Rioja and Girona’s Pere Pons were also bought, while Deportivo La Coruna’s Saul Garcia was signed as a free agent.
Last season Deportivo Alaves started the campaign pretty good, but with time they lost their rhythm and finished 11th in the standings.
Levante on the other hand decided to keep Paco Lopez as their manager, despite of the fact that the previous season was not anything special for the club. But they managed to keep their place in La Liga, which is the most important thing.
On the transfer market Levante signed Valencia’s centre back Ruben Vezo, while Real Betis’ striker Sergio Leon also joined the club. Huesca’s midfielder Gonzalo Melero was bought as well, while Carlos Clerc, Oscar Duarte, Jorge Miramon and Hernani joined as free agents. Real Madrid’s Borja Mayoral was loaned until the end of the season.
In the same time Levante said goodbye to Ruben Garcia, Chema, Pedro Lopez and Jason, who all left the team.
That’s our football predictions tips for the La Liga clash from the first round between Deportivo Alaves and Levante on Sunday. For Alaves’ manager Asier Garitano this is going to be a debyt, while Levante’s Paco Lopez already knows his players pretty well.