Alaves have posted a number of unexpected results this season, including beating Real Madrid and while they will be the underdogs against Valencia, they will head to the game relishing the chance to boost their advantage, being six points above Valencia, who definitely hold on to the same targets as Alaves. With just one win in the last five league matches, Alaves will be hoping for a better start to the year; they picked a 1 – 0 win over Real Sociedad in the last match of 2018 and they will need to be on top of their game against Valencia, who head to this game unbeaten in the last five matches, and with just one loss in the last six league matches. Surprisingly, Valencia are the side with the least wins among the top 15 sides in the league; they have managed just four wins in their 17 matches this season. That tally only betters the four bottom sides in the league standings. They have picked 10 draws in the season – the joint most in the campaign. Valencia head to this game marred with injuries to key players as well as suspensions and look short in midfield. They have been misfiring in the season and this will just about worsen their situation. As for Alaves, a return of 19 goals in 17 matches in season, as well as an unbeaten home run of nine matches will definitely propel them here.