Alaves vs. Atletico Madrid Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 6-27-2020
Alaves vs. Atletico Madrid
Spanish La Liga soccer on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 13:30 ET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
The Line: Alaves +941/ Draw +347/ Atletico Madrid -303; O/U 2.25
TV: Fox Sports, BT Sport, beIN Sport and DAZN Deutsch,
Atletico Madrid (WWWDD) will host Alaves (LLWLD) on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the Wanda Metropolitano in matchday 32 of the Spanish La Liga.
Alaves occupies the 13th position of the league table with 35 points, just 2 points away from the 16th position held by Celta Vigo. Coming into this match, Alaves has recorded 9 wins, 8 draws and 14 losses. A last time out loss to Osasuna extended their losing run to 2 games after suffering a humiliating 6-0 defeat to Celta Vigo in matchday 30. In their last game, Alaves conceded the only goal of the match in the 64th minute to record a total of 46 goals conceded this season. So far this season, Alaves has recorded 31 goals, 19 assists, 230 shots, out of which 94 are on-target, 92 yellow card, and 3 red card bookings.
Key forwards to look out for in the match are Joselu and Lucas Perez. Pérez has been Alavés' first goalscorer in the last four matches he's netted in. He has recorded 11 goals and 5 assists in 29 league appearances. In contrast, Joselu has netted 9 goals and recorded 2 assists for Alaves in 29 appearances. Alaves' Fernando Pacheco will start as the team's goalkeeper. Pacheco has recorded 34 goals in 25 appearances, and an average of 1.36 goals, 64 saves, and 6 clean sheets, ranked 11th in the league.
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid is occupying the 3rd position behind Madrid and Barcelona with 55 points, 13 points away from the table leaders. Atletico Madrid enters this game with 14 wins, 13 draws, and 4 losses. In their last time out, Atletico Madrid defeated Levante by a lone goal to nil, to record their 12th match unbeaten and their 3rd winning in a row. In the match, Levante's defender, Bruno Gonzalez, scored an own goal in the 15th minute while trying to intercept an offensive pass. All efforts made by Atletico Madrid's forwards to double the lead were all in futility. Atletico Madrid recorded 43% ball possession and 7 shots on goal.
Spanish forward Diego Costa will make his 18th appearances for the team in this match. Costa has recorded 3 goals and 4 assists in all his 17 appearances this season. Jan Oblak will make his 31st season appearance for Atletico Madrid in the match. Oblak has allowed 22 goals and an average of 0.73 goals per 90 minutes, 50% Penalty Save Percentage, 64 saves and 13 clean sheets, which puts him in the 2nd position, next to Courtois.
Alaves have not won any match against Atletico Madrid since 2003. Also, Madrid has recorded 4 wins and 1 draw in their last 5 meetings. Atletico Madrid has recorded a good home game stat, winning 9 out of 15 home games this season, 4th in the league. In contrast, Alaves have had an awful away game record, losing 10 out of 15 away games, which puts them in the basement of the ranking.
Coach: Asier Garitano
Goalkeeper: Fernando Pacheco
Players: Ximo Navarro, Victor Laguardia, Rodrigo Ely, Ruben Duarte, Édgar Méndez, Víctor Camarasa, Tomas Pina, Luis Rioja, Lucas Pérez Martínez and Joselu
Coach: Diego Simeone
Goalkeeper: Jan Oblak
Players: Renan Lodi, Mario Hermoso, Stefan Savic, Santiago Arias, Saúl Ñíguez, Thomas Partey, Koke, Marcos Llorente, Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco and Diego Costa
Prediction: Take Atletico Madrid -303
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