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Last updated: 21 Sep 2023
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This match takes place at Estadio de Mendizorroza
Can Alaves make it three wins in a row on home soil?
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Alaves and Athletic Club are tipped to see under 2.5 goals (Getty Images)

Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions


Alaves are strong at Estadio de Mendizorroza and can take a point or more on Friday evening. This should prove a tight contest, and I also expect under 2.5 goals scored in Vitoria-Gasteiz.
  • Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions
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  • Alaves Form
  • Alaves Team News
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  • Athletic Bilbao Team News

  • Alaves have won their last 2 home matches (La Liga)
  • Alaves are unbeaten in their last 7 home matches against Athletic Bilbao
  • Alaves have seen under 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches against Athletic Bilbao
  • Athletic Bilbao have failed to win 5 of their last 6 away matches (La Liga)

Head to Head


Friday’s match between Alaves and Athletic Bilbao is the 13th league match between these sides since 2017. 

Alaves have won four of those games, with Bilbao victorious on three occasions. 

Just two goals have been scored in the last four La Liga matches between these sides over the past three years.

Alaves Form


In mixed form since their promotion back to the top flight, Alaves have suffered defeats in all three of their away league matches. 

However, Los Blanquiazules secured crucial victories on their own patch against Sevilla (4-3) and Valencia (1-0) to leave them 14th in the La Liga standings. 

Luis Garcia’s team has lost just twice in their last 27 home matches since August 2022.

Alaves Team News


Following their defeat last weekend against Rayo, Alaves has no additional injury concerns. 

Despite the loss in Vallecano, head coach Garcia is expected to stick with the same starting XI. 

Unfortunately, on-loan Atletico forward Giuliano Simeone continues to be unavailable with a serious ankle injury.

Athletic Bilbao Form


Bilbao have begun the new La Liga season in solid form and currently sit fourth in the La Liga table.

Since a disappointing 2-0 reversal against Real Madrid on matchday one, Ernesto Valverde’s side have responded well with 10 points collected from their last four games.

On their travels, Bilbao have won just one of their last six away league games since the backend of last season. 

Athletic Bilbao Team News


Head coach Ernesto Valverde will likely maintain faith with the same lineup that secured a comfortable 3-0 victory against Cadiz last weekend.

Nico Williams is likely to miss out as he continues his recovery from a muscular injury sustained while on international duty. 

Peru Nolaskoain is also unavailable because of a thigh injury.

Verdict

Alaves typically perform well at Estadio de Mendizorroza, and they have every chance of earning at least a point.

I anticipate a closely-fought match, with under 2.5 goals scored in this La Liga contest.

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Best Bet2: Alaves / Draw Double Chance @11/18 at bet365 - 3 Units
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