Deportivo Alaves vs Atletico Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 30 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mendizorroza (Vitoria-Gasteiz).
Atletico Madrid saw a thrashing Champions League exit as Juventus overturned their 2-0 lead into a 3-2 aggregate loss and understandably struggled to bounce back, seeing Athletic Bilbao bag all three points in a 2-0 loss at San Mames Barria ahead of the International break. They now take on a trip to Vitoria-Gasteiz hoping to snatch important points and finally put an end to such an unwanted streak, boasting great the best defence in Spain this term – to which we’ve been used from Diego Simeone’s outfit.
Deportivo Alaves will have plans of their own as they sit just two points behind the league’s top 4, completing a six-game unbeaten streak ahead of the break with a thrilling 1-3 win at Huesca. Calleri (x2) and Guidetti found the net at El Alcoraz and conceding along the way proved not-so-costly once again, which will have Abelardo’s men very motivated for more of the same at Mendizorroza on the day despite struggles in clashes against Atleti of recent.
Deportivo Alaves vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head
Atletico Madrid have bagged a convincing 3-0 win over the rivals at Wanda Metropolitano earlier this term.
Atleti have thus connected their third consecutive win in head-to-head clashes despite some very narrow contests along the way.
Alaves have failed to find the net in five of the sides’ last six matchups too.
Babazorros have last beaten Atletico Madrid in 2003, which will feel even more worrying as they look to prove their worth on Saturday.
Deportivo Alaves vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
We will now back Atletico Madrid to build on such convincing head-to-head records of recent and bag another win over the rivals, which feels like great value at 1.75 despite their struggles ahead of the International break and a tough challenge looming.
We have seen Atleti impress at the back across competitions prior to their troubles earlier in March. With hope Diego Simeone can take control over the break, we’re now backing Atleti to bounce back to the winning ways and do so with confidence – as we also back the visitors to keep a clean sheet at 1.83 – which would still be their sixth in eight outings across competitions.
Deportivo Alaves vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Atletico to keep a clean sheet at 1.83 (5/6).