Alavés vs Athletic Bilbao Free Betting Tips 17/12

The sixteenth round of the Spanish 2018/2019 season will be closed this Monday, December 17, with the match involving Alavés and Athletic Bilbao. The meeting will have as its headquarters the Mendizorrotza stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, and start scheduled for 18h (Brasília time).


Teams follow quite different performance trajectories. Alavés had a great start to the campaign and spent a good part of the Spanish Championship in front of the standings. However, he is at his worst in the first half of the 2018/2019 season.He was eliminated from the Copa del Rey when he was beaten 2-1 by Girona in the return leg of the fourth round of the tournament, in which he made his debut. In the Spanish League, were two defeats (Atletico Madrid and Leganés) and a draw (Sevilla), which made him fall to fifth position.With 24 points (seven wins, three draws and five losses), he left the qualifying zone for the 2019/2020 Champions League, but is still in the block of teams that would have the right to play in the next version of the Europa League.Still undefeated in their dominance at LaLiga, with four wins and three draws, Alavés has two likely injuries. They are out of action Brazilian defender Rodrigo Ely (still without performances in the 2018/2019 season) and midfielder Daniel Torres (two matches, no goal).
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Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao, on the other hand, is in its best moment of the season, although due to the established low standards, this does not mean much, since the team follows in the zone of relegation of the Spanish Championship.Coach Gaizka Garitano, who took the place of the dismissed Eduardo Berizzo, won his first two starts in the position. In the first leg, Bilbao thrashed Huesca 4-0 away. The game was worth the return leg of the fourth round of the Copa del Rey and confirmed the team’s classification for the next stage, which was well underway for victory by the same marker.The most significant result, however, was their 1-0 success against Girona in the fifteenth round of the Spanish Championship. That left Athletic Bilbao in eighteenth place, the first in the relegation zone, with 14 points (two wins, eight draws and five losses). He drew the score with Villarreal, seventeenth, but stayed behind when considering the tiebreaking criteria.This reaction offered the fans hope of reversing the situation. In fact, even in the times of Berizzo the indicators of the possibility of the coming of better days already existed. When they consider the six most recent Athletic de Bilbao games, they have won three wins, two draws and there was only one defeat.The performance as a visitor in the Spanish Championship, however, still continues without presenting a victory at all. In seven matches, they were four draws and three defeats with seven goals scored and 12 conceded. It is the third worst of the tournament in this respect.For the duel of this Monday, Garitano should have restrictions for the escalation of three athletes who are in the care of the medical department. They are the goalkeeper Alejando Remiro (still without performances in the season 2018/2019 of the Spanish Championship); defender Mikel Balenziaga (four games, no goal); and midfielder Mikel Rico (three games, no goal).

Football Prediction of the Day Alavés vs Athletic Bilbao

Those who played at home took advantage of matches involving Alavés and Athletic Bilbao last season in the Spanish league. In the first round, in Bilbao, Athletic scored 2-0. In the second, Alavés gave the change winning by 3 to 1.
The Alavés presents tactical solidity and strength acting in their domains. Although Athletic Bilbao’s growth with the new direction is expected, it is difficult to imagine that the team will achieve anything more in the Spanish Championship than to escape relegation. Thus, the prognosis in the success of the owners of the house seems to be the best option of guess for the confrontation of this Monday.

Bet Tips: Athletic Bilbao

Odds: 2.70

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