Athletic Bilbao vs Alavés – La Liga : Athletic Bilbao is a team with quality, always maintaining its trademark style of using Basque players
They are still competing on the Europa League, but in La Liga, they fell behind on the fight for a European spot. In fact, this team has been a bit inconsistent, alternating between good results and other less good results.
However, they have quality, even because many of their players are already in the team for some years. Bilbao hasn’t won in their last 4 matches at home, which is worrying.
It is certain that they faced Barcelona in that period, against whom they lost, and Real Madrid, who they’ve drawn against, but still, this team usually wins more matches at home.
They are coming off a 2-0 away win in Sevilla against Bétis and they are 6 points behind the European spots.
Alavés is on La Liga fighting for survival, like it was expected. Alavés doesn’t have a very large roster, which means they don’t have a lot of solutions, but they have some interesting players.
Up front, they don’t score many goals and even having players like Bojan or Munir, the goals have been scarce on their part.
Right now, they are actually playing well, closing the year of 2017 well with 3 wins on their last 4 matches, which allowed them to leave the relegation zone they occupied for almost the entirety of the season so far.
The schedule will tighten up a bit for this team at this stage, having to face Bilbao, Barcelona and Sevilla in a short period of time.
Athletic Bilbao vs Alavés – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Atlético Bilbao has a match they can’t falter on here, and where victory is demanded. They are winless for too many matches at home and Bilbao is well-known for being a very strong team playing at their own stadium.
Alavés is within the reach of this Bilbao that, despite everything, was able to win 2 of their last 3 matches, although they were away from home.
This is the moment for them to reconcile with the fans and get the 3 points, trying to shorten distances for the European spots, because Bilbao intends to fight for an Europa League spot.
Alavés is on a good moment of form but they will lose in Bilbao.
|Bilbao to win||