Alavés created a sensation by beating Atlético in the last round. However, Athletic won’t let themselves be treated like that. Bilbao has to win at home.
Athletic Club form
Athletic Club lost to the newcomer of the Primera División, Rayo Vallecano, in the last round. What was it? Nothing special. Rayo is doing fine this season, anything but an outsider of the championship. Athletic lost to a strong team, but this is clearly not the level for a team that fights for the European competitions.
Athletic Club is in crying need of points, otherwise, they can forget about the Europa League and the more so the Champions League. Getting into the Champions League this year in Spain is easy, at least for teams of Athletic level. It’s the perfect time to seize the opportunity. Alavés is not that much of an obstacle, for sure.
It’s better not to change your attitude towards Alavés after one win over Atlético. First of all, it is how this season goes for them. And for once, the Mattresses were unlucky. Second, Alavés had five straight defeats before that, and no one has forgotten about it.
Well, of course, Alavés is not at the same level as Athletic that is highly motivated right now. They are sure not to repeat the mistake of their striped “friends” from Madrid.
Expert Betting Tips
Under Marcelino, Athletic plays very competently in defense. It will be easier to play defense against Alavés than against any other team. That's why you should consider betting on Alaves not scoring. Athletic Club is going to have a confident win over the opponent and continue their fight for European competitions. Good luck everyone!