Place: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano
Date: on the 08th of December, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 13:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Spain. Primera Division
The Mattress makers were forced to fight on three fronts. They didn’t always manage to achieve necessary results but in general they looked decent in the current season.
Diego Simeone’s football players have already ensured the getting into Champions League playoffs. They got also in the next round of the Copa del Rey without any problems.
It is a high time to improve the situation in the Primera Division where their lag from the top of standings is three points.
In the last four rounds Atl. Madrid didn’t gain success for three times. But on Wanda Metropolitano stadium they almost never make any mistake.
The central midfielder Koke is disqualified. The forward Diego Costa won’t appear on the field for a long time.
Wing fullbacks Juanfran and Filipe Luís and also the center back Diego Godin have all chances to miss the game.
Babazorros continue to progress. They try to compete with local grandees. So far the team stays in the Champions League zone.
How long it will manage to keep the place remains the riddle but it is already obvious that the troublemaker doesn’t possess a lot of players for substitution.
The team is forced to get rid of ballast to keep afloat. Abelardo’s players, having lost in the cup match to Girona (1:2), didn’t got into the Copa del Rey.
The glorious one will work hard in order to gain the points. In last five away matches they avoided defeat only in Vigo (1:0).
The center back Rodrigo Ely isn’t ready to participate in the match.
Statistics and head-to- heads
Atl. Madrid has won 8 victories in nine last home matches in all tournaments.
Atl. Madrid didn’t miss in six out of nine previous home matches.
Only in 3 out of 11 home matches spent by Atl. Madrid were scored more than 3 goals.
Alavés lost three out of four last away matches in the Primera Division.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Atl. Madrid vs Alavés
Atl. Madrid to win – odds 1.41;
Draw – 4.7;
Alavés to win – odds 11.25.
The factor of the home field has to play the role in the match for the medals of the championship and the difference in class can also influence on the match outcome.
The Mattress makers seldom do charity work on Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
Babazorros are very modest far from home stadium.