Tonight at 11:15 p.m., Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon receives the visit of Deportivo Alaves, in a match where I expect the home team to steal a victory.
Atletico Madrid is without doubt the favorite of this meeting, with a lot more valuable, being favored by the fact that the game takes place at home, where fans can play a very important role. Madrilenii increased in recent years, the last seven seasons we managed to conquer two trophies Europa League, a title in the national championship, two Supercups Europe, reaching also twice and the Champions League final, each time losing to rivals Real Madrid. In the previous edition of the championship, Atletico Madrid finished in last place of the podium, thus securing a place in the Champions League for the fourth consecutive year. Diego Simeone, hosts coach, can not count this evening on the main scorer, Antoine Griezmann, who is suspended, but has solutions in the offensive, the new transfer, Gameiro, will take its place.
Deportivo Alavés seems “victim” safe tonight, lower net value of the lot is one, overshadowed by the fact that the game takes place away. The team coached by Mauricio Pellegrino has evolved in the second division last season, where he finished first, securing promotion to the first division back in La Liga after a break of more than a decade. Alaves played eight friendlies during this period of preparation in getting them just two wins in disputes with Huesca and Gijon, much weaker team compared to his opponent tonight.