Alaves vs Atletico Madrid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Mendizorrotza (Vitoria-Gasteiz).
It has been well over a decade since Alaves last secured a win against this foe. Given the steady form that Atletico Madrid are on right now, a change in fortune for the hosts is just not on the cards this week.
Alaves vs Atletico Madrid Head to head (h2h)
- Atletico Madrid thrashed four unanswered goals past Alaves when they met previously.
- Alaves have not scored against this foe in their last five games.
- Only one of their past ten meetings have finished as a stalemate.
- A high scoring clash with over 2.5 goals has occurred just thrice in their previous fourteen encounters.
- The final scores have been level in three out of the last ten fixtures.
Alaves vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
The hosts returned to losing ways last week after Villarreal posted a 4-1 scorecard on the road. Asier Garitano’s men have now been at the losing end in five of their previous seven La Liga clashes, garnering no more than six points from a possible twenty-one.
Nevertheless, the home team have been showing a lot more promise in the comforts of their home. They are also sporting an impressive two-match winning streak here at the moment as well, both of which they won with a clean sheet intact.
Their foes for the week are enjoying an eight-point cushion over Alaves on the ladder, and are currently just a point away from overtaking the table toppers. Diego Simeone’s men have not tasted defeat in any of their last nine games in all competitions, the most recent of which saw them take down Athletico Bilbao by a 2-0 scorecard.
Furthermore, despite their midweek European clashes, the visitors have hardly shown any signs of slowing down. The squad have failed to come away with any points just once in their domestic outings so far.
To make matters worse for the hosts, Atletico Madrid have been securing the bragging rights in their last two visits to this stadium on the trot. Considering that all of the victories for Alaves up till now have also come against sides that are currently dwelling in the bottom half of the ladder, Atletico Madrid are the favorites to take all three points in this one.
Additionally, the guests have been particularly resolute at the back and have been keeping a clean sheet in their previous three trips on the road. Alaves have also shown their quality in the defensive third and have conceded just once at home so far.
With six of their previous seven head to head meetings here also witnessing fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts, it goes without saying that goals will be hard to come by in this one.
Alaves vs Atletico Madrid Betting tips
Atletico Madrid to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).