Atl. Madrid – Alaves SOCCER PICKS
Atlético Madrid and Deportivo Alavés meet at La Peineta Stadium, in a match for the 15th round of the First Division. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 04-24-2018, ended with the victory of Atlético Madrid by (0-1).
The home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 25 points won, after 6 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they tied at home against Barcelona by (1-1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Girona, by (1-1). In the last match they played, for the Copa del Rey, they beat Sant Andreu at home by (4-0). In the last 7 home league matches Atlético Madrid has a record of 5 wins and 2 draws, so they have won 17 points out of 21 possible.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 7 games ago. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 4 times and only managed 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Atlético de Madrid continues its great sequence of invincibility, comes from 5 wins and 6 draws, but conquered only 2 points in the last 2 rounds and needs to rediscover the path of victories so as not to let the Barcelona leader escape in the standings. The main strength of the team is the enormous quality of its defensive sector, since it suffered only 10 goals and has the best defense of the national championship, being a very organized team, a brand of its coach, Diego Simeone, while the attack still needs adjustments. , since with the players of enormous quality that it has, it needs to render more. At home, Atlético de Madrid has the best advantage of La Liga, suffered only 4 goals in 7 games and it should be noted that scored in all games in their domains, being a very strong team in this condition. For the match against Alavés, coach Simeone will not be able to count on midfielder Koke and striker Diego Costa, 2 important absences, due to injury.
The away team is currently in the 4 th position of the league, with 24 points won, after 7 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against CD Leganés, by (1-0). In the last match, they tied at home against Sevilla by (1-1). The team comes to this match after a defeat away with Girona by (2-1). For the league, Deportivo Alavés won 9 points out of 21 possible points, after 3 wins and 4 losses in the last 7 matches as a visitor. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have turned the score in 3. In the last 9 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (76 ‘) -90 ‘).
Alavés is doing a surprising campaign in La Liga, but it fell of performance in the last days, conquered only 1 victory in the last 4 parties and goes in search of a recovery to stay in the superior part of the classification. The team is characterized by a good balance between the offensive and defensive sectors, has the sixth best attack of the competition, with 14 goals scored, and the fourth best defense, with 14 goals suffered, although it has fallen in performance in this sector, because He suffered goals in the last 5 rounds. As a visitor, as this Saturday’s game, the Alavés has presented a poor quality football, has lost 3 of the last 4 games and scored only 3 goals in these 4 games, as it has difficulties in the creation sector when acting far of their domains. For the difficult game against Atlético de Madrid, coach Abelardo has no problems in the team considered as a starter and goes to the field with what he has better.