Atletico Madrid 14-13-4, Deportivo Alaves 9-8-14
6/27/20 4 pm
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Atletico Madrid is welcoming Deportivo Alaves to Wanda Metropolitano in round 32 of Spanish LaLiga.
Atletico is playing in a great form and they are on a 3-game winning streak where they scored 7 goals and conceded 0 goals. Their first game after the break ended in a 1-1 draw. With these three wins, Atletico has quickly climbed the standings to 3rd place and they now have 55 points. Atletico’s offense has also improved, and they have now scored 39 goals, while their defense is as solid as usual with 22 conceded goals. Atletico is far from the top two spots, but they will fight for the 3rd or 4th until the end of the season. In their last LaLiga game against Levante on the road, Atletico has had 445 of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 79% of the correct passes. Having a less possession doesn’t mean anything for Atletico because that is the way they are playing, but they still won this game 0-1. Morata is still Atletico’s best goal scorer with 9 goals, while Felix added 6 goals. Correa and Koke added 5 assists each. Felipe and Vrsaljko are injured, while Henrique is not eligible to play. For a short period of time, Atletico was in danger of not ending the season in one of the Champions League spots, but their current form has allowed them to climb back there, and they are looking good, and I believe they will stay there.
Alaves has been struggling as of late and they have only 1 win from their last 4 games while conceding 9 goals and scoring only 2 goals during that stretch. One piece of good news for Alaves is that they are outside the relegation zone, in 13th place with 35 points. Alaves is just an average team in LaLiga, a team that won’t be anywhere near the Europa League, but good enough to stay in LaLiga. In their last LaLiga game against Osasuna at home, Alaves was solid with 52% of the ball possession, 7 corner kicks, 62% of the correct passes, but unfortunately, 0 shots on goal. Alaves ended up losing this game 0-1. Offensively, Alaves has been struggling this season and they scored only 31 goals, but now even their defense is in a free fall with 46 conceded goals. Alaves’ overall form is not good, and the only good thing about it is that Alaves has a solid advantage outside the relegation zone. Lucas Perez has scored 11 goals and added 5 assists for Alaves this season, while Joselu added 9 goals. Aleix Vidal is the only injured player for Alaves at this time. From the last 7 games of the season, I suspect one more win will be enough for Alaves to secure their LaLiga spot, but the question is if they can get that win in their current form.
Atletico’s home record this season is 9-5-1, while they haven’t lost any of their last 4 home games against Alaves. Atletico is the better team in a better form, and I think their winning streak will continue in this match as well.