Atletico Madrid vs Alaves Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Atletico Madrid vs Alaves Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Atletico Madrid kept pace with the La Liga table leaders after a 1-0 victory over Real Betis. Saul Niguez came up with the only goal of the game to provide three points and a clean sheet for Diego Simeone’s team. Deportivo Alaves were able to get a 2-0 home victory over Las Palmas to strengthen their escape route. Ibai Gomez came up with a hat-trick to rescue Alaves in the recent game and he helped the hosts take the lead in the 23rd minute. Munir scored from an unlikely angle to make the game safe for Alaves. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The Atletico team may face a tough game with Alaves coming as a rejuvenated outfit over the last few weeks. After having picked up three consecutive wins in all competitions, Alaves may be in a great position to extend their excellent head-to-head record against Atletico. Alaves have lost only once against Atletico in the last six meetings – going back to 2002. Both games in the 2016-17 season were a stalemate. I would place money on a draw. Even though Alaves’ wholesome defensive record makes for a grim reading with 24 goals conceded, the team has kept clean sheets in two of the last three games in all competitions. Alaves have improved at the back, while Atletico may struggle without Antoine Griezmann in the team. I would place money on this game to experience less than 2.5 goals – just like the meetings last season.

Draw – 11/2

Total goals under 2.5 – 11/10

Atletico Madrid have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Alaves saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Alaves have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 7 games against Atletico Madrid

AVG Goals

2.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Atletico Madrid Form Guide

Atletico Madrid Team Logo

Atletico Madrid

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W A

10-12-2017

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

16-12-2017

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

22-12-2017

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

30-12-2017

Club Friendlies

Al Ahly Team Logo Al Ahly

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

03-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Lleida Esportiu Team Logo Lleida Esportiu

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

06-01-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

09-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Lleida Esportiu Team Logo Lleida Esportiu

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

13-01-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

17-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

20-01-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Alaves Form Guide

Alaves Team Logo

Alaves

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W A

04-12-2017

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

08-12-2017

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

16-12-2017

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

21-12-2017

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

03-01-2018

Copa del Rey

SD Formentera Team Logo SD Formentera

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

07-01-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-01-2018

Copa del Rey

SD Formentera Team Logo SD Formentera

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-01-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

17-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

21-01-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Atletico Madrid Preview

Atletico Madrid were able to quickly recover from a tough away match at Stamford Bridge, where the team had to face the disappointment of dropping into the Europa League, to get a close win over Real Betis. This victory helped Atletico retain a two-point advantage over Real Madrid, while their deficit to Valencia still remains at one point. Diego Simeone will be quite pleased with the situation, as it presents Atletico with the chance to pounce on the second spot – or even the top – anytime soon. French superstar Antoine Griezmann has become the top scorer at Atletico after taking his tally to five goals.

Atletico Madrid Team News

Antoine Griezmann (thigh) and Nicolas Gaitan (discomfort) are the players unavailable for Atletico Madrid.

Alaves Preview

Deportivo Alaves are inching closer to its moving away from the drop zone, as the team have gone through a spectacular run of form. Against the run of play, Alaves have been able to get three consecutive victories in all competitions. Specifically with regard to the La Liga 2017-18 games, Alaves have managed three wins in the last five – an impressive statistic for a team that had managed just one win in the first 10 games of the season. Alaves no longer possess a poor defensive record as the team has conceded a bulk of their 24 goals in the first few months of the season. Ibai Gomez is now the top scorer at Alaves with four goals in the league.

Alaves Team News

Victor Laguardia (cruciate ligament), Rodrigo Ely (thigh), Hector Hernandez Ortega (knee), Carlos Martin Vigaray (knee), and Ruben Sobrino (groin) are the players unavailable for Alaves.

Atletico Madrid Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Alaves Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Atletico Madrid vs Alaves Sidelined Players

Atletico Madrid
Alaves
5 Victor Laguardia Injured
12 Rodrigo Ely Injured
7 Ruben Sobrino Injured
2 Carlos Vigaray Injured
20 Hector Hernandez Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Jan Oblak 189 84
16 LB Sime Vrsaljko 183 75
2 CD Diego Godin 187 79
3 RB Filipe Luis 182 73
15 CD Stefan Savic 186 79
14 CM Gabi 182 75
8 CM Saul Niguez 183 76
5 LM Thomas 185 75
6 RM Koke 176 74
7 CF Antoine Griezmann 176 72
21 CF Kevin Gameiro 173 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Fernando Pacheco 187 81
32 LB Martin Aguirregabiria 180 70
4 CD Alexis 182 75
6 CD Guillermo Maripan 185 82
3 RB Ruben Duarte 180 75
11 LM Ibai Gomez 177 73
19 CM Manu Garcia 182 74
18 CM Tomas Pina 184 75
17 RM Alfonso Pedraza 182 75
24 CF Munir El Haddadi 175 69
14 CF Burgui 184 71