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Alaves vs Atletico Madrid: Betting Tips, Match Prediction & Preview

Atlético Madrid make the trip to Mendizorroza to take on Alaves this Sunday in La Liga. Atletico need a win to keep a hold of their spot in the Champions League spaces, whereas Alaves could begin to close in on the top half of the table with a win.

  • Atletico Madrid to win @ +100 With FanDuel
  • Both Teams to score No @ -116 With FanDuel
  • Under 3 goals @ -390 With FanDuel

These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

  • Date: 21/04/2024
  • Kick off time: 17:30
  • Location: Mendizorroza

The spot in the Champions League next year is not yet secured for Atletico Madrid, with Atletico Bilbao hot on their heels and Girona and Barcelona a bit further up the road. Alaves, however, could launch a late push for the top half of the table.

Alaves currently sit 14th in La Liga after 31 games. The Blue and Whites have eight wins, eight draws and 15 losses, leaving them on 32 points, seven points above the relegation zone.

The Blue and Whites have been weak in attack this season. In 31 games, Alaves have scored 26 goals, an average of 0.87 goals a game. Alaves have been much better defensively, conceding 36 goals and keeping seven clean sheets.

Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, currently sit fourth in La Liga. In 31 games, Atletico have 19 wins, four draws and eight losses which leaves them on 61 points, four points from Girona and nine points from Barcelona.

The Colchoneros have been consistent in front of goal this season. Atletico have scored 59 goals in 31 games giving them an average of 1.90 goals a game. Atletico have been less consistent at the other end of the pitch, conceding 36 goals and conceding nine clean sheets.

Atletico Madrid and Alaves have met 21 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back 1998. Atletico have a better record in the fixture with 12 wins in comparison to Alaves picking up five wins, the other four games ending in a draw.

The last five games in the fixture have seen four wins for Atletico Madrid and one win for Alaves. Other than the one 4 - 1 win for Atletico Madrid, this fixture is usually a low-scoring affair.

Atletico Madrid to win

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Atletico Madrid to win @ +100

Both Teams to score

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Under 3 goals

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Yes @ -390

Team News

Alaves Team News

Luis Garcia Plaza only has one injury to manage with Aleksandar Sedlar out for the rest of the season with an ACL injury.

Atletico Madrid Team News

Diego Simeone also has a player out for the rest of the season with an ACL injury, that being to Vitolo. Memphis will also be out until late April with a muscle injury.

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Form Guide

In their last five games in all competitions, Alaves have one win and four losses.

Alaves failed to convert any of their four shots on target against Osasuna, as Ante Budimir scored in the 76th minute to give Osasuna the 1 - 0 win over Alaves.

However, the next time out saw Alaves on the right side of the 1 - 0 scoreline. The visit from Rayo Vallecano saw Andoni Gorosabel score the only goal of the game in the 44th minute to give Alaves the 1 - 0 win, despite having just 33% of the possession.

The trip to Athletic Bilbao saw Alaves back on the losing side. With just three shots on target, Alaves slumped to a 2 - 0 loss, with Gorka Guruzeta scoring a five minute brace in the first half for Athletic Bilbao.

The showing against Real Sociedad saw Alaves only manage three shots for the entire 90 minutes, without a single one being on target. Jon Pacheco scored the only goal of the game just before the hour mark to give Real Sociedad the 1 - 0 win.

The last time out for Alaves was against Granada. A penalty from Myrto Uzuni and a goal from Lucas Boye gave Granada the 2 - 0 win, despite Alaves having 62% of the possession.

In their last five games in all competitions, Atletico Madrid have four wins and one loss.

The second leg of the Champions League Round of 16, Atletico hosted Inter mIlan. After a 1 - 0 win for Inter in the first leg, Atletico had to win. Federico Dimarco opened the scoring for Inter Milan but Antoine Griezmann equalised within two minutes to make it level at halftime. Depay scored with just three minutes to go to give Atletico the win on the night but sent the tie to penalties. Misses from Lautauro Martinez, Davy Klaassen and Alexis Sanchez gave Atletico the 3 - 2 win.

Back in La Liga, Atletico took on Barcelona. Goals from loanee Joao Felix, Robert Lewandowksi and Fermin Lopez gave Barcelona the 3 - 0 win, with Nahuel Molina sent off in extra time to compound the misery for Atletico.

Atletico bounced back the next time out against Villarreal. Axel Witsel’s goal in the ninth minute gave Atletico the 1 - 0 lead at halftime but Alexander Sorloth equalised early in the second half. However, Saul popped up with a goal in the 87th minute to give Atletico the 2 - 1 win.

The first leg of the Champions League Quarter FInal saw Atletico hosting Borussia Dortmund. Rodrigo De Paul opened the scoring early in the fourth minute and Samuel Lino added a second before halftime. Sebastien Haller did score late on for Dortmund, but Atletico held on for the 2 - 1 win.

Back in La Liga, Atletico faced Girona. Artem Dovbyk opened the scoring in the fourth minute for Girona, but a penalty from Griezmann and a goal from Angel Correa gave Atletico the 2 - 1 lead at halftime. Griezmann scored again in the second half to secure the 3 - 1 win for Atletico.

Atletico Madrid also make the trip to Germany on Tuesday to take on Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the Champions League Quarter Final.

FlashPicks Prediction

Alaves haven’t been able to defeat Atletico Madrid very often, and this is unlikely to change this weekend, with Atletico likely to completely shut out Alaves. Deportivo Alavés 0-2 Atlético Madrid

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