Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Saturday, Alaves will host Athletic Bilbao at the Mendizorrotza Stadium in a game of round 37. Two teams from the middle of the table will face each other and show who is the better one.
Alaves are placed thirteenth in the league with forty-four points from fourteen wins, two draws, and twenty losses. In the previous round, they managed to triumph over Malaga by the score of 0-3. Garcia opened the goal scoring sheet just three minutes into the game. In the second half, Demirovic and Ibai added a goal of their own to make it the final 0-3 for Alaves.
Athletic Bilbao hold the number fourteen slot in the league standings with forty-three points from ten wins, thirteen draws, and thirteen losses. In the previous round, they managed to end their winless streak. They triumphed over Betis by the score of 2-0. The first half started off slow and in it there wasn’t much excitement at all. In the second, things started to heat up and as a result, we saw two goals. Muniam and Aduriz scored for Bilbao, and with their goals set the final result.
When it comes to the previous encounters between these two sides, Athletic Bilbao have been the better one. Out of the previous five matches between them in all competitions, Bilbao have won two, Alaves one, and the remaining two clashes ended as draws. It is worth noting that we have not seen both team score in the same game in those five. At Mendizorrotza Stadium, Bilbao have been the better team in the recent past. From the previous five matches there, they won two, lost one, and drew two. Alaves have won the most recent outing there against Athletic Bilbao by the score of 1-0. In this game, Alaves will try to end their two-game losing streak at home.
Alaves don't have lots of missing players for the match against Bilbao. Carlos Vigaray and Rubén Duarte are injured and they will not play on this match. Álvaro Medrán and Hernán Pérez are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are ready for the match.
On the other side Athletic Bilbao also do not have many missing players for this game. Raul García is injured and he will not play on Saturday. Mikel Balenziaga and Íñigo Lekue are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play.
Possible starting lineups
Alaves: Pacheco; Ruano, Laguardia, Ely, Aguirregabiria; Sobrino, Garcia, Pina, Gomez; Haddadi, Guidetti
Athletic Bilbao: Arrizabalaga; Nunez, Martinez, Alvarez; Marcos, Rico, Etxebarria, Saborit; Williams, Aduriz, Muniain
Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
We expect one tough football game and a true football battle between Alaves and Athletic Bilbao. Both sides like to play strong and aggressive football in defense line and it will be their main objective on this match. Alaves have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 matches and they will try to do that on this match. On the other side Athletic Bilbao will play strong football in the midfield and their main objective for the match will be ball possession.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction: Draw. We don't expect lots of scoring chances on this match, but expect to see two goals. So our second betting pick for the match is Correct score 1-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.