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are the guests at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday for the La Liga game with home team Atlético Madrid
. All Atlético Madrid v Alaves match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Atlético Madrid, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 0-1 La Liga success vs Levante. In that match, Atlético Madrid had 43% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Bruno (15' Own goal) scored for Levante.
Atlético Madrid have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 games. They’ve hit an aggregate of 13 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 5.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Atlético Madrid:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Alaves in their last 9 games. A decent run, indeed.
- have not been beaten in their last 7 league matches at home.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Osasuna in La Liga competition, Alaves will be hoping to turn things around here. For their opponents, CA Osasuna had 7 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Toni Lato (64') was the scorer for Osasuna.
The strike force from Alaves have had real problems scoring goals in their past 6 games, netting the poor return of just 4. In those matches, Babazorros have also seen the overall goal aggregate against them equal 11. That trend won’t necessarily be continued into this next game, of course.
Analysis of their past results shows that Alaves:
- have not registered a win against Atlético de Madrid when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league matches. Not the best of away records.
- are without an away win for the past 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head results going back to 28/01/2017 reveals that these encounters have not been fruitful for Alaves. They’ve not managed to get any wins at all whereas Atlético Madrid have dominated them, getting wins in 67% of those ties.
A combined total of 11 goals were scored between them in this period, with 10 of them for Atleti and 1 for Babazorros. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
The last league fixture between the two was LaLiga match day 11 on 29/10/2019 and the score finished Alaves 1-1 Atlético Madrid. On that occasion, Alaves managed 48% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Lucas Pérez (83'). On the other side, Atlético Madrid had 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Álvaro Morata (70') was the scorer. The referee was Javier Estrada Fernández.
Team News: Atlético Madrid
Sime Vrsaljko (Knee Injury) and Felipe (Gastric problems) won’t be available for Atlético gaffer Diego Simeone.
It seems likely that Atleti should kick off with a 4-2-3-1 system this time with Jan Oblak, Renan Lodi, Mario Hermoso, Stefan Savic, Santiago Arias, Saúl Ñíguez, Thomas Partey, Koke, Marcos Llorente, Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco and Álvaro Morata.
Team News: Alaves
With a completely injury-free squad available to select from, Alaves boss Asier Garitano has no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash.
There’s a good chance that Babazorros might play in a 4-4-2 lineup, settling for Fernando Pacheco, Ximo Navarro, Victor Laguardia, Rodrigo Ely, Ruben Duarte, Édgar Méndez, Víctor Camarasa, Tomas Pina, Aleix Vidal Parreu, Lucas Pérez Martínez and Joselu.
It does look like Alaves won’t have much of a chance to score any goals at all against a Atlético Madrid lineup who should be able to have an absolute field day. We’re going with a thumping 4-0 win with possibly even more for Atlético Madrid at the end of this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (68,900)
Captain: Jorge Koke
Chairman: Enrique Cerezo
Manager: Diego Simeone
Competitions: LaLiga position 3, Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Key Player: Álvaro Morata
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Álvaro Morata was born in Madrid, Spain. After making a first senior appearance for Real Madrid CF in the 2011 - 2012 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 9 league goals in this LaLiga 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in a total of 26 appearances.