Placed 12 in the table Deportivo Alaves have amassed six points after five matches. On ten points, Athletic Bilbao rank three with five matches played this season.
Athletic Bilbao will be looking to increase the gap on Deportivo Alaves after their La Liga clash this coming Friday. However, the hosts will be eager to prevent that as they will surely want to keep their upcoming opponent close.
Deportivo Alaves scored ten times in the last ten outings for an average of one goals a game. They conceded 17 and managed one clean sheets.
Athletic Bilbao scored 13 goals, conceded 14 and managed three clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Deportivo Alaves and Athletic Bilbao had to make do with a point each in their latest encounter, which finished with a 0-0 scoreline. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 2/1.
Deportivo Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
Deportivo Alaves Form
Showing inconsistent form, Deportivo Alaves lost two of their past three matches, going down 1-0 against Getafe, before beating Valencia 1-0. The joy was short-lived, as Rayo Vallecano proved too strong in a 2-0 defeat. Deportivo Alaves won five of their last six La Liga matches at Estadio Mendizorroza, scoring ten and conceding six along the way. They lost once but didn't draw a single match.
A struggle seems inevitable at this stage for Deportivo Alaves, as the home side look to beat the drop zone and keep their La Liga status.
Athletic Bilbao Form
In their last three matches, Athletic Bilbao beat Real Betis 4-2, drew 0-0 with Mallorca and beat Cadiz by 3-0. Athletic Bilbao managed to win just once in their past six away games in the La Liga. On top of winning once they also drew three as well as losing two, while scoring nine time and letting in five.
Athletic Bilbao hope to be contesting for a place in an international tournament in a season, where a top half finish looks like the minimum outcome.
Deportivo Alaves and Athletic Bilbao are mostly leaning towards matches shy on goals, as it seems that not conceding is more important than attempting to score. This indicates a close encounter is on the menu this coming Friday.
Deportivo Alaves have a record of two wins, zero draws and three defeats in the La Liga this season. Athletic Bilbao have a record of three wins, one draw and one defeat in the La Liga.
Deportivo Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Stats
- In 26 of the last 28 Deportivo Alaves matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 24 of the last 26 Deportivo Alaves home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Deportivo Alaves have not lost 18 of the last 20 home matches
- Deportivo Alaves have scored in 9 of the last 10 home matches
- Deportivo Alaves have won 6 of the last 8 home matches
- In 13 of the last 15 Athletic Bilbao matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 12 of the last 14 Athletic Bilbao away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 8 of the last 10 Athletic Bilbao away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Athletic Bilbao have not won 10 of the last 12 away matches
- In 5 of the last 6 Athletic Bilbao matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
Deportivo Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Squads
Deportivo Alaves Squad
The 50-year-old coach of the home team, Luis Garcia, will select the lineup against Athletic Bilbao from the squad below. The information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the La Liga this season:
Antonio Sivera (0/5), Jesus Owono (0/0), Abdelkabir Abqar (0/4), Aleksandar Sedlar (0/4), Alex Sola (0/4), Andoni Gorosabel (0/5), Javi Lopez (0/3), Nahuel Tenaglia (0/1), Nikola Maras (0/0), Rafa Marin (0/5), Ruben Duarte (1/5), Ander Guevara (0/5), Antonio Blanco (0/5), Carlos Benavidez (0/4), Jon Guridi (0/5), Xeber Alkain (0/3), Abderrahman Rebbach (0/3), Giuliano Simeone (0/0), Ianis Hagi (0/2), Jon Karrikaburu (0/1), Kike Garcia (2/5), Luis Rioja (1/5), Samuel Omorodion (1/4).
Athletic Bilbao Squad
Here is the full squad of the away team. The 59 year-old Athletic Bilbao manager Valverde will select his starting XI from these players:
Alex Padilla (0/0), Julen Agirrezabala (0/0), Unai Simon (0/5), Aitor Paredes (0/5), Daniel Vivian (0/5), Inigo Lekue (0/4), Oscar de Marcos (0/3), Peru Nolaskoain (0/0), Yeray Alvarez (0/1), Yuri Berchiche (0/3), Ander Herrera (0/3), Dani Garcia (0/2), Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta (0/5), Junior Bita (0/0), Mikel Vesga (2/5), Oihan Sancet (0/4), Raul Garcia (0/2), Alex Berenguer (0/5), Asier Villalibre (1/2), Gorka Guruzeta (3/5), Iker Muniain (0/4), Inaki Williams (2/5), Jon Morcillo (0/0), Luis Bilbao (0/0), Malcom Ares (0/0), Nico Williams (0/4).
Deportivo Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Team News
Deportivo Alaves have an almost full squad available against Athletic Bilbao at Estadio Mendizorroza with only one player possibly missing.
Due to an injury, Deportivo Alaves are unable to field Giuliano Simeone in the line-up for the this coming Friday against Athletic Bilbao.
At the time of writing, Athletic Bilbao just have two players on the injured and absent list, as they prepare for their match this coming Friday.
Athletic Bilbao need to do without Nico Williams and Peru Nolaskoain, who are not fit enough to travel to Estadio Mendizorroza.
Deportivo Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Lineups
Deportivo Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao H2H
Deportivo Alaves and Athletic Bilbao had to settle for a point each in their most recent match, which finished with a 0-0 scoreline. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 2/1. Deportivo Alaves picked up two wins in their previous ten matches against Athletic Bilbao, while the latter claimed four wins in these, with the remaining finishing a draw. The bookies best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 2/1.
Deportivo Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Results
Punters probably shouldn't go looking for both teams to score, when Athletic Bilbao come visiting Deportivo Alaves. At least one team managed to keep a clean sheet seven times in their last ten matches. Odds on both teams not to score are best priced at 2/3 with the bookies.
Deportivo Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
Kike Garcia is the most prolific La Liga marksman for the home team, scoring twice recently. Athletic Bilbao look to Gorka Guruzeta, hoping he can add to his current total of three La Liga goals in his latest games.
Deportivo Alaves collected seven wins, drew two and lost one in the 10 most games across all tournaments at Estadio Mendizorroza. Athletic Bilbao won two of their previous 10 away, drew four and lost four times. Of the last 10 times Deportivo Alaves stepped out in front of their home crowd, "both teams to score" happened six times. Both teams also scored in four of the last 10 away games for Athletic Bilbao.
Both teams not to score was a winning bet seven times in the last ten encounters between Deportivo Alaves and Athletic Bilbao. Under 2.5 goals came out eight times in these with Deportivo Alaves managing an average of 0.7 goals, and Athletic Bilbao 0.8 goals a game. In the past ten matches for Deportivo Alaves across all competitions, over 2.5 goals happened in four times of them with an average of 1.2 goals goals scored by themselves. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Athletic Bilbao, who managed to score 1.4 times in those matches.