Preview: Alaves vs. Athletic Bilbao

Alaves are playing Athletic Bilbao at the La Liga of Spain on September 22.

Alaves (also known as Deportivo Alavés or Deportivo Alavés) and Athletic Bilbao (commonly referred to as Ath Bilbao or Athletic Club) meet again 2 years after the La Liga match which ended in a draw 0-0. Alaves are aproaching the match after a defeat from Rayo Vallecano last Saturday.

Athletic Bilbao, on the other hand, are approaching the match in a good mood after claiming a 3-0 win in La Liga against Cadiz extending their unbeaten streak to 4 matches.

Recent Form

Alaves have lost to Rayo Vallecano in their previous match while Athletic Bilbao have won Cadiz in their previous match. Overall, Alaves have won 9 of their last 19 matches, losing 5 and drawing 5, while Athletic Bilbao have won 6 of their last 20 matches, losing 8 and drawing 6.


Alaves have won twice (1-0 against Valencia on 3rd of September and 4-3 against Sevilla on 22nd of August) and lost 4 times (2-0 against Rayo Vallecano on 16th of September, 1-0 against Getafe on 29th of August, 1-0 against Cadiz on 15th of August and 2-1 against Burgos on 7th of August) in their most recent 6 matches.

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao have won 3 times (3-0 against Cadiz on 16th of September, 4-2 against Real Betis on 28th of August and 0-2 against Osasuna on 20th of August), lost once (0-2 against Real Madrid on 13th of August) and drew twice (0-0 against Mallorca on 3rd of September and 1-1 against Manchester United on 6th of August) in their most recent 6 matches.

Team News


The Alaves manager Luis García Plaza doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this match owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go.

Athletic Bilbao

Out of a mainly available group, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Athletic Bilbao gaffer Ernesto Valverde to be concerned with. Nico Williams (Tear in the abductor muscle) won’t be playing here.


Alaves and Athletic Bilbao have met 6 times since February 2020. Alaves have won twice, 2 matches ended in a draw while Athletic Bilbao have also won twice. The most recent match between them took place on January 10, 2022 at the La Liga of Spain which ended in a draw – 0-0. Alaves have scored 4 goals in these 6 head-to-head matches in total and Athletic Bilbao have also scored 4.

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