Athletic Bilbao vs Deportivo Alaves
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 22 September 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio San Mamés (Bilbao).
The hosts have got to an impressive start in the league and are currently amidst the best, right up in the top five. Gaizka Garitano’s men were forced to share the spoils in their most recent clash on the road against Mallorca, which ended in a stalemate, while in the comforts of their home, they breezed past Real Sociedad with a comfortable 2-0 scoreline.
Deportivo Alaves were handed their first defeat of the campaign last week at home with Sevilla netting the only goal on the game to deprive the visitors of all three points. However, it needs saying that the squad’s only win so far came in their opener with Levante, and have not been able to taste success in any of their last three games in a running.
Taking into account the form that Bilbao are on at the moment, the visitors can rule out their hopes of putting an end to their winless streak.
Athletic Bilbao vs Deportivo Alaves Head to head (h2h)
- Their last two clashes have finished in a tie.
- Only one of their previous nine fixtures here have ended in a stalemate.
- Athletic Bilbao have registered the win four times in their last ten games while Alaves have managed just one less.
- Both teams have found the back of the net just once in their previous three matchups here.
Athletic Bilbao vs Deportivo Alaves Prediction
Garitano’s men have been putting nothing but their best forward in their clashes on home soil, and have been recording back to back wins in their last two.
It is also certainly worth mentioning that the hosts even took down the reigning champions in one of their fixtures here. Additionally, Alaves have not been able to take down the hosts more than once in their last nine visits to this venue.
Considering that the visitors managed not more than a draw in their previous outing as well, the bragging rights are more than likely to swing in favor of Atheltic Bilbao at the last blast of the whistle.
Also, the hosts have also found the back of the net three times so far on home soil, and have done so with a clean sheet intact too. Given that the last two goals for Bilbao here came in the opening forty five minutes, count on Garitano’s men to breach their foes in the first half by all means.
Athletic Bilbao vs Deportivo Alaves Betting tips
Full-time result: Athletic Bilbao @ 1.60 (3/5)
Athletic Bilbao to score in first half @ 1.90 (9/10).