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Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction

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October 04

13:00

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Athletic Bilbao

Alaves

Athletic Bilbao

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Four games into the new La Liga campaign, Alaves have just one point from a possible twelve. It doesn't get any easier this weekend either when hosting Athletic Bilbao. Bilbao have played a game fewer but need an immediate response after dominating without reward at home to Cadiz on Thursday.

The matches between them has become more competitive in recent seasons, despite Bilbao still holding a historical H2H advantage (nine wins, five defeats, four draws). Will either finish this week strongly before the international break? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips

Bilbao had 72% possession, 13 shots, almost triple Cadiz's passes (440, 84% success), countless dribbles completed (14/18, 78%), hit the woodwork and still lost 1-0. It was remarkable, especially considering the newly-promoted side had two players sent off in a frenetic second-half.

Carlos Akapo, making his first top-flight return after 19 months, was sent off after two bookings. Álvaro Negredo, a second-half substitute, was also dismissed for two yellow cards in seven minutes – one for a foul, another after simulation.

Yet still, Athletic couldn't beat their stubborn visitors – Inaki Williams hitting the woodwork for the second time in three games. How will they fare against an out-of-sorts Alaves? Who knows.

They lost 3-1 to Villarreal in midweek but were disappointed by a few poor individual displays, which is encouraging if nothing else as far as their progression is concerned.

New manager Pablo Machin has selection decisions to ponder this week, as the 45-year-old looks to win his first La Liga match since October last year – during his grim short stint at Espanyol.

Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Correct Score Predictions

As mentioned, Alaves should expect to face motivated opposition in Bilbao – stronger on paper and aware Sunday presents an opportunity at instant redemption.

Alaves can still win, but they must start fast and importantly maintain that level throughout the 90 minutes. In each of their last four meetings (including friendlies), Bilbao have scored first and that's usually not a good sign.

Normally I'd back Bilbao but they're inconsistent too, though this encounter does usually produce a few goals.

Last matches

Alaves

25-10-2020

0 - 2 Real Valladolid

L
18-10-2020

0 - 2 Elche

L
08-10-2020

0 - 0 Osasuna

D
04-10-2020

1 - 0 Athletic Club

W
30-09-2020

3 - 1 Villarreal

L
26-09-2020

0 - 0 Getafe

D
20-09-2020

2 - 1 Granada

L
13-09-2020

0 - 1 Real Betis

L
05-09-2020

2 - 2 Real Sociedad

D
02-09-2020

2 - 1 Athletic Club

L

Athletic Bilbao

L

- Osasuna

24-10-2020
W

- Levante

18-10-2020
D

- Real Valladolid

08-10-2020
L

- Deportivo Alavés

04-10-2020
L

-

01-10-2020
W

- SD Eibar

27-09-2020
L

- Granada

12-09-2020
D

- SD Eibar

05-09-2020
D

- Real Oviedo

04-09-2020
W

- Deportivo Alavés

02-09-2020
Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-Head (H2H)
04-10-2020

Deportivo Alavés

1
0

Athletic Club

02-09-2020

Athletic Club

2
1

Deportivo Alavés

23-02-2020

Deportivo Alavés

2
1

Athletic Club

22-09-2019

Athletic Club

2
0

Deportivo Alavés

27-04-2019

Athletic Club

1
1

Deportivo Alavés

17-12-2018

Deportivo Alavés

0
0

Athletic Club

12-05-2018

Deportivo Alavés

3
1

Athletic Club

07-01-2018

Athletic Club

2
0

Deportivo Alavés

12-08-2017

Athletic Club

2
2

Deportivo Alavés

07-05-2017

Deportivo Alavés

1
0

Athletic Club

Alaves
vs
Athletic Bilbao
Predicted Lineup
Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Predicted Lineup

Pacheco

Navarro

Ely

Lejeune

Duarte

Pons

Garcia

Sainz

Perez

Deyverson

Mendez

Simon

Berchiche

Martinez

Nunez

Capa

D. Garcia

Lopez

R. Garcia

Vicente

Williams

Muniain

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

2-0 vs Real Valladolid (A)

W

0-2 vs Elche (H)

L

0-0 vs Osasuna (H)

D

1-0 vs Athletic Club (H)

W

1-3 vs Villarreal (A)

L

0-0 vs Getafe (H)

D

1-2 vs Granada (A)

L

0-1 vs Real Betis (H)

L

2-2 vs Real Sociedad (A)

D

1-2 vs Athletic Club (A)

L
L

0-1 vs Osasuna (A)

W

2-0 vs Levante (H)

D

2-2 vs Real Valladolid (A)

L

0-1 vs Deportivo Alavés (A)

L

0-1 vs (H)

W

2-1 vs SD Eibar (A)

L

0-2 vs Granada (A)

D

2-2 vs SD Eibar (H)

D

2-2 vs Real Oviedo (A)

W

2-1 vs Deportivo Alavés (H)

8

Goals Scored

12

4

Over 2.5 Goals

5

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

0-2 vs Elche (H)

L

0-0 vs Osasuna (H)

D

1-0 vs Athletic Club (H)

W

0-0 vs Getafe (H)

D

0-1 vs Real Betis (H)

L
W

2-0 vs Levante (H)

L

0-1 vs (H)

D

2-2 vs SD Eibar (H)

W

2-1 vs Deportivo Alavés (H)

1

Goals Scored

6

0

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

2-0 vs Real Valladolid (A)

W

1-3 vs Villarreal (A)

L

1-2 vs Granada (A)

L

2-2 vs Real Sociedad (A)

D

1-2 vs Athletic Club (A)

L
L

0-1 vs Osasuna (A)

D

2-2 vs Real Valladolid (A)

L

0-1 vs Deportivo Alavés (A)

W

2-1 vs SD Eibar (A)

L

0-2 vs Granada (A)

D

2-2 vs Real Oviedo (A)

7

Goals Scored

6

4

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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