Atletico Madrid vs Alaves Prediction & Match Preview

Atletico Madrid vs Alaves
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 8th December 2018
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).

Atletico Madrid look to extend their unbeaten run at home when they welcome the miserly Alaves to the Wanda Metropolitano this Saturday.

The 4-0 thrashing of Sant Andreu in the Copa del Rey fixture this midweek stretched Madrid’s unbeaten run at home in all competitions this season to 11 matches (9w,2d). Their 7 games in La Liga during the period produced 5 wins and 2 draws, which keep them as one of the two sides in the league yet to taste a defeat at home. The other side to hold that record at this point is their Saturday’s visitors.

Despite the strong run of results at home (4w,3d); Alaves failed to lift their game while playing against strong opponents away from home. They did bag 3 wins from the 7 road trips this season, but those come against teams struggling at the lower end of the log. The remaining 4 away games ended in defeats.

Atletico Madrid vs Alaves Head-to-head

  • Atleti are unbeaten in the last 6 meetings with Alaves, 3 wins and 3 draws.
  • The two La Liga meetings between the sides last season was won by Atletico with the same 1-0 ft score-line.
  • Their last 11 h2h meetings in La Liga saw under 2.5 goals.

Atletico Madrid vs Alaves Predictions

Simeone’s men are unbeaten at home this season and have a big advantage against a side like Alaves whose best performances so far have come at their home turf.

The visitors have been quite inconsistent on the road this season and they will find it hard to break through the sterile defense of Atletico Madrid despite having a striker like Jony on form.

With Alaves being a predominantly defensive side, punters must expect a low scoring affair at the Wanda Metropolitano this Saturday. A similar trend was seen in the past 11 head-to-head meetings between the sides in all competitions.

Atletico Madrid vs Alaves Betting Tips

  • Atletico Madrid to win and Under 2.5 goals @ 2.75 (7/4)
  • First Half Draw @ 2.25 (5/4) odd.