Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Preview

Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao 

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – Estadio de Mendizorroza

Date: 7th May 2017

Kick-off time – 11:00 GMT

Live in-play betting – bet365

10th placed Alaves will hope to continue their good run with at least a point against this impressive Athletic Bilbao team.

Alaves have had a good season so far – they are currently 10th in the league table with 48 points from 35 games.

They trail 9th placed Espanyol by only 2 points and a win in this game could see them topple Espanyol.

They are currently unbeaten in their last 4 league games and they have lost only 3 of their last 10 league games.

They have won 3 of their last 6 home games, and took 4 points from their last 2 home games.

Athletic Bilbao are currently 6th in the league table with 62 points from 35 league games.

They are currently on a run of 4 straight league wins and they have lost only 2 of their last 10 games, winning the remaining 8.

Away from home, they have also been in good form – they have won 4 of their last 5 away games, and they have scored at least 1 goal in those 5 matches.

Bookmakers make Bilbao slight odds-on favourites to come out on top in this tie (1.85).

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

 
Alavés last 5 matches (most recent first):
30/04/17 (a)Real Betis 1-4 W
27/04/17 (h)Eibar 0-0 D
23/04/17 (a)Las Palmas 1-1 D
17/04/17 (h)Villarreal 2-1 W
08/04/17 (a)Espanyol 1-0 L
 
Athletic Bilbao last 5 matches (most recent first):
30/04/17 (a)Celta Vigo 0-3 W
27/04/17 (h)Real Betis 2-1 W
24/04/17 (a)Eibar 0-1 W
14/04/17 (h)Las Palmas 5-1 W
07/04/17 (a)Villarreal 3-1 L

Last time they met: Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Alavés

Other fixtures taking place this week in the Spanish Primera:

October 21, 2017
Barcelona 19:45 Málaga
October 22, 2017
Villarreal 11:00 Las Palmas
Celta de Vigo 15:15 Atlético de Madrid
Leganés 17:30 Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid 19:45 Eibar
October 23, 2017
Real Sociedad 19:00 Espanyol
Deportivo De La Coruña 20:00 Girona
October 28, 2017
Deportivo Alavés 12:00 Valencia
Sevilla 15:15 Leganés
Atlético de Madrid 17:30 Villarreal
Athletic Bilbao 19:45 Barcelona
October 29, 2017
Getafe 13:00 Real Sociedad
Girona 17:15 Real Madrid
Eibar 19:30 Levante
Málaga 21:45 Celta de Vigo
October 30, 2017
Las Palmas 22:00 Deportivo De La Coruña
Espanyol 22:00 Real Betis
November 3, 2017
Real Betis 22:00 Getafe

Spanish Primera Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Barcelona 8 7 1 0 24 3 +21 22
2 Valencia 9 6 3 0 25 10 +15 21
3 Real Madrid 8 5 2 1 15 7 +8 17
4 Atlético de Madrid 8 4 4 0 13 5 +8 16
5 Real Betis 9 5 1 3 19 17 +2 16
6 Sevilla 9 5 1 3 9 8 +1 16
7 Leganés 8 4 2 2 7 3 +4 14
8 Real Sociedad 8 4 1 3 19 17 +2 13
9 Villarreal 8 4 1 3 11 10 +1 13
10 Celta de Vigo 8 3 2 3 18 13 +5 11
11 Athletic Bilbao 8 3 2 3 10 9 +1 11
12 Levante 9 2 5 2 9 11 -2 11
13 Getafe 9 2 3 4 11 10 +1 9
14 Espanyol 8 2 3 3 7 11 -4 9
15 Deportivo De La Coruña 8 2 2 4 9 16 -7 8
16 Eibar 8 2 1 5 3 17 -14 7
17 Girona 8 1 3 4 7 13 -6 6
18 Las Palmas 8 2 0 6 7 18 -11 6
19 Deportivo Alavés 9 1 0 8 3 14 -11 3
20 Málaga 8 0 1 7 4 18 -14 1

Spanish Primera Results

October 21, 2017
Valencia 4 - 0 Sevilla
Real Betis 2 - 0 Deportivo Alavés
Levante 1 - 1 Getafe
October 16, 2017
Las Palmas 2 - 5 Celta de Vigo
October 15, 2017
Real Betis 3 - 6 Valencia
Málaga 0 - 2 Leganés
Girona 1 - 2 Villarreal
Eibar 0 - 0 Deportivo De La Coruña
October 14, 2017
Atlético de Madrid 1 - 1 Barcelona
Deportivo Alavés 0 - 2 Real Sociedad
Getafe 1 - 2 Real Madrid
Athletic Bilbao 1 - 0 Sevilla
October 13, 2017
Espanyol 0 - 0 Levante
October 1, 2017
Real Madrid 2 - 0 Espanyol
Valencia 3 - 2 Athletic Bilbao
Villarreal 3 - 0 Eibar
Barcelona 3 - 0 Las Palmas
Real Sociedad 4 - 4 Real Betis

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