April 19, 2024 3:26 AM
Alex Lawes

Alaves vs Atletico Madrid Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 Spanish Primera

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When is Alaves vs Atletico Madrid on and what time does it start? Alaves vs Atletico Madrid will take place on Sunday 21st April, 2024 – 17:30 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for Alaves vs Atletico Madrid? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information

What TV channel is Alaves vs Atletico Madrid on in the UK? Alaves vs Atletico Madrid will be televised live on LaLigaTV, but La Liga matches are also televised occasionally on Viaplay Sports and ITV

Where can I stream Alaves vs Atletico Madrid in the UK? Alaves vs Atletico Madrid can be streamed live on Viaplay, while ITV matches can be streamed live on ITVX



Following promotion last season, Deportivo Alaves have enjoyed a steady campaign as they look set to avoid even a relegation battle, which is a success. However, at the turn of the year, there was an expectation that manager Luis Garcia Plaza was to be sacked soon before an immediate improvement in the New Year.

The pressure may well be growing on the Basque club once again, though, as they suffered a third defeat in their last four La Liga matches down in Andalusia. Up against a Granada side simply waiting for their relegation to be mathematically confirmed, Alaves suffered a 2-0 loss with first-half goals from Myrto Uzuni and Lucas Boye.


Diego Simeone will never be under pressure for the sack at Atletico Madrid having transformed the club in his long reign in charge of Los Rojiblancos but there may be a temptation for him to depart the club this summer after they messed up their UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund in midweek.

Atletico won the first-leg by two goals to one at the Metropolitano before falling to 3-2 down in Dortmund in the second-leg. Atletico recovered in the second-half and re-established their lead but will be viewed as having ‘bottled’ it when they ended up losing 4-2 on the night and therefore 5-4 on aggregate.



Aleksandar Sedlar has returned from his ACL injury that has kept him out throughout the season so Alaves have no injury concerns or suspension issues for this weekend.

PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Sivera; Gorosabel, Tenaglia, Marin, Duarte; Guevara, Blanco; Vicente, Panichelli, Rioja; Samu




Atletico Madrid have two key availability concerns for this weekend’s trip north to as Marcos Llorente is missing through suspension with Memphis Depay out injured.

PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): Oblak; Molina, Savic, Hermoso, Reinildo; Riquelme, De Paul, Koke, Saul; Griezmann, Correa

UNAVAILABLE: Llorente (Suspended), Depay (Injured)



Deportivo Alaves could do with something stirring them as they fizzle and fade out towards the end of this season. A game against an under pressure Atletico Madrid team may just be the ticket. Alaves are a functional, pragmatic and cautious team, whilst Atletico are known for their lack of attacking want or desire. This one is not expected to be overly interesting or thrilling for the neutral and will also most likely not be a pretty spectacle.


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