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Alaves will be hosting visiting team Atlético Madrid at Estadio Mendizorrotza in the La Liga tie on Saturday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Alaves v Atlético Madrid are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
Alaves will be hoping to bounce back here after a 1-0 La Liga losing effort in their last game against Espanyol.
In that game, Alaves had 47% possession and 8 shots on goal with 2 on target. On the other side, Espanyol got 10 shots at goal with 2 on target. Raúl de Tomás (54') was the scorer for Espanyol.
A common characteristic of recent Alaves games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
From their prior 6 matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on "Both Teams to Score" would've been a loser.
A look at their previous results shows us that Alaves:
- have not won against Atlético Madrid in their previous 12 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
Atlético Madrid head into the game following on from a 1-2 La Liga win against Getafe in their last fixture.
In that match, Atlético Madrid had 69% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Atlético Madrid, goals were scored by Jan Oblak (45' Own goal) and Luis Suárez (78', 91'). Getafe CF had 7 shots at goal with 2 on target.
A succession of dependable showings from the Atlético Madrid defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 fixtures in total. During the same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 7. Let’s see if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Looking at their past form shows that Atlético Madrid:
- remain undefeated by Alaves when having played them away from home in the previous 6 league games. A very good record, indeed.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 08/12/2018 shows that these fixtures have been miserable for Alaves. They have not been able to register any victories whatsoever whereas Atlético Madrid have been dominant against them, winning in 83% of those matches.
16 goals were scored between them in these games, with 3 of them for Babazorros and 13 belonging to Atleti. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The last league encounter featuring the two was La Liga match day 28 on 21/03/2021 when it ended Atlético Madrid 1-0 Alaves.
That day, Atlético Madrid managed 61% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Their only player to score was Luis Suárez (54').
At the other end, Alaves had 9 shots at goal with 3 on target.
The referee was Juan Martínez Munuera.
Team News: Alaves
The Alaves manager Javier Calleja doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this clash thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Atlético Madrid
Owing to a fully healthy squad available for selection, the Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
In this game, Alaves have enough to find the net against this Atlético Madrid outfit, but a single goal probably shouldn’t prevent defeat.
Therefore, we’re predicting both teams to score in a 1-2 winning margin for Atlético Madrid after the 90. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Mendizorrotza (19,840)
Captain: Víctor Laguardia
Chairman: Alfonso Fernández
Manager: Javier Calleja
Competitions: La Liga position 20