Atletico Madrid 19-6-2, Deportivo Alaves 5-8-14
3/21/21 1:30 pm
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Atletico Madrid is hosting Deportivo Alaves at Wanda Metropolitano in round 28 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Atletico has certainly had a disappointing week, and in addition to not winning their last LaLiga game, Atletico got knocked out of the Champions League by losing to Chelsea on the road. Luckily for Atletico, they are still at the top of the LaLiga table with 63 points, 50 scored goals, and only 18 conceded goals so far this season. in their last LaLiga game against Getafe on the road, Atletico was the dominant team with an impressive 73% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 11 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 85% of the correct passes. Despite all of their dominance, Atletico’s offense has failed in this game, and the final score of this match was 0-0. Suarez is the leading goalscorer for Atletico with 18 goals, while Llorente added 9 goals and 6 assists. There are no injuries for Atletico at this time, but Felix is suspended because of the yellow cards. Atletico was only 1 goal behind in the Champions League, but instead of attacking from the start in the second leg, Atletico choose to wait, and it cost them a lot, it cost them a spot in the quarterfinals. LaLiga is now the only competition for Atletico left, and they are playing well, and they are the biggest favorite to win it.
Alaves hasn’t won any of their last 5 games while losing 4 of those 5 games, and Alaves has won only 1 of their last 11 games. With this terrible streak, Alaves has dropped all the way to 19th place with 23 points, 23 scored goals, and 43 conceded goals, and that is in the relegation zone. The good news for Alaves is that they are only 1 point away from safety, but unless they start winning some points, they will not get there no matter how close it is. Alaves was playing against Cadiz at home in their last game, and they have had a decent game with 50% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 71% of the correct passes. Alaves got ahead in the 36th minute from the penalty spot, but they conceded a red card in the 81st minute, and it cost them because they conceded a goal from the penalty spot in the 84th minute. The final score of this match was 1-1. Joselu is the leading goalscorer for Alaves with 7 goals while Perez added 4 goals and 3 assists. Ely is injured, while Pina and Garcia are both suspended because of the yellow and red cards. All the teams at the bottom of the table are of the equal quality, and that is hopeful for Alaves, but as I’ve said earlier, they need to start winning some points.
Atletico has lost only 1 home game this season, and the trends are on their side in this matchup. I’m sure no one is disappointed more than Atletico about the Champions League, but now is the time to get back on track with a nice win in LaLiga, and I think they will get it.