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ATH vs ALA Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Athletic Bilbao vs Alaves Laliga Live Score October 2


ATH vs ALA Dream11: This is one of the minor Basque derbies but it remains something of a rivalry regardless of its status in the region. Marcelino’s Athletic come into this on the back of a 1-1 draw with his former club Valencia in the previous match. That point maintains their mid-table place with just one defeat all season. They come up against an Alaves side that had scored just one goal and lost all six games before they hosted reigning champions Atletico Madrid last weekend. They overcame their opponents, though, and won 1-0 in a shock victory. Their low-scoring form is likely to remain with under 2.5 goals highly likely in this game.

Date: October 2, Saturday
Kick-Off: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: San Mames Barria, Bilbao

Laliga Table:

In Laliga this season, Athletic Bilbao are at 10th spot in the points table, while, Alaves sit in the 19th place.

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Recent Form

Athletic Bilbao – D-L-D-W-W
Alaves – W-L-L-L-L

Head to Head (Last five meetings)

Athletic Bilbao Wins- 03
Draws– 01
Alaves Wins– 01

Athletic Bilbao News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Peru Nolaskoain, Asier Villalibre, and Yuri Berchiche are injured at the moment and will not be able to play a part in this fixture.
  • Unai Nunez has also picked up a knock in training and might not feature in this match.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Raul Garcia will keep his place up top to lead the attack of the team.
  • Little change is expected here for Athletic Club.

Athletic Bilbao Starting XI (Likely)

Unai Simon
Mikel Balenziaga
Inigo Martinez
Dani Vivian
Inigo Lekue
Unai Vencedor
Dani Garcia
Iker Muniain
Alex Berenguer
Raul Garcia
Inaki Williams

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Alaves News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Edgar Mendez has made progress with his recovery but is unlikely to be risked against Athletic Bilbao this weekend.
  • Pere Pons, Florian Lejeune, and Javier Lopez also have fitness issues and might not feature in this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Javi Calleja had success with the three-at-the-back system last time out and it’s expected it will be kept here.

Alaves Starting XI (Likely)

Fernando Pacheco
Victor Laguardia
Matt Maizga
Ximo Navarro
Martin Aguirregabiria
Ruben Duarte
Toni Moya
Mamadou Loum
Miguel De La Fuente
Luis Rioja
Mamadou Sylla

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Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Inaki Williams is lethal upfront for his goal scoring capability. The Athletic Bilbao striker has scored 2 goals in the Laliga this season and his conversion rate of goal is 32.97%.

Goals last season 6
Goals this season 2
Assists 1

Joselu has scored 1 goal in this season, and he can be a good bet in this clash with his conversion rate of 29.38%. He will be eyeing to score goals for his side in this clash.

Goals last season 11
Goals this season 1
Assists 0

Differential Pick

Manu Garcia be good pick in this clash. He has scored 1 goal with a pass accuracy of 78.07%. His goal conversion rate is 28.46%. He has the capability to upset the opponent.

Total Goals 8
Goals this season 1
Assists 0

ATH vs ALA Dream11 Teams

GK: Simon
DEF: Balenziaga, De Marcos, Lejeune, Rodriguez
MID: Muniain, Berenguer, Ortega, Garcia
FOR: Joselu, Williams

Likely Winner:

  • Athletic Club are on something of a wobble after an impressive start to the campaign, failing to win any of their last three games.
  • Last time out, they should have taken all three points away to Valencia having gone into the final moments with a one-goal lead and an extra man after the home side had a player sent off, but they conceded deep into injury time and Inigo Martinez’s opener was cancelled out.
  • That followed a defeat to Rayo Vallecano and a draw with Atletico Madrid for Marcelino’s men, and they will be desperate to get back to winning ways here.
  • Speaking of desperate, that sums up Alaves’ mood at the moment after they had lost all of their first five games of the season. Though, they ended that dreadful run last time out with a stunning result.
  • Javi Calleja’s men took an early lead against Atletico Madrid through Victor Laguardia and never looked back, defending excellently to see out the win against the champions.
  • The Basque side will be hoping for similar success here after such a disastrous start, but away from home and against an energetic Athletic Club, they are likely to come up short.

Match Odds:

The odds in favour of a Athletic Bilbao in this clash is 2.34.

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Jeet Ghosh

Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with years of experience. He is a Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Jadavpur University. Jeet is a sports lover but has a special liking for football. He has worked as a football writer with The Citizen, Sportsflashes, Sportskeeda. He follows the football leagues around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.