Alaves vs Atletico Madrid predictions, H2H and match preview for this Tuesday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as Diego Simeone’s men target maximum points in the Basque Country.
Alaves vs Atletico Madrid Preview
The first of the midweek games in La Liga comes from Mendizorrotza. It sees an Alaves side that is currently hovering just above the relegation zone take on Atletico Madrid who are hoping to put together the kind of winning streak that would confirm they are firmly on the right track after a summer of change in the red and white half of the capital.
Were this game being played at the Wanda, you’d sense there would only be one result but Alaves remain a tough nut to crack in front of their own fans in Vitoria. 10 of their 11 points this season have come at home and that’s really just building on what they’ve produced over the last eighteen months when they managed to turn their home stadium into a real fortress under Abelardo.
For Atletico Madrid, this is the kind of game they need to find a way to win if they are going to be serious title challengers. They’ve already been held to a 0-0 draw away to Real Valladolid and this will be a similar kind of game you sense against a team that will happily defend deep and make it difficult for them. Saturday’s 2-0 home win over an equally defensive Athletic Club side should stand them in good stead at least.
Diego Simeone may consider some rotation here in the middle of a busy stint in the season. He opted to start with Angel Correa in attack at the weekend but Diego Costa may be in line for a recall here. Alaves aren’t likely to tinker too much with the formula that has delivered results at home this term but they will need a big improvement on their showing in a heavy defeat at Villarreal on Friday night.
Alaves vs Atletico Madrid Predictions
Score Prediction: 0-0 Draw
With Alaves home games averaging just 1.2 goals per game so far this season in La Liga and Atleti away games averaging only 1.25, it seems a safe bet that this won’t be a game high on goalmouth drama. Atleti will take confidence from their weekend win but they still aren’t showing enough attacking quality to suggest they will come here and sweep Alaves aside and it could be another frustrating evening for Diego Simeone’s men.
Alaves vs Atletico Madrid H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 4 Atleti Wins, 2 Draws.
- Atleti have won on 3 of their last 4 trips to Vitoria.
- Alaves haven’t beaten Atletico since a 1-0 win at the Vicente Calderon in May 2003.
- Atleti have done the double over Alaves in each of the last two league seasons.
Predicted Line Ups
Pacheco – Duarte, Laguardia, Magallan, Navarro – Burke, Pons, Wakaso, Garcia, Vidal – Perez (4-5-1)
Oblak – Lodi, Hermoso, Felipe, Trippier – Vitolo, Partey, Saul, Koke – Costa, Correa (4-4-2)