Athletic played an intense Copa del Rey game against Barcelona on Thursday night so there's little time for recovery as this match against Alaves is scheduled at 12:00 CET. I think that rotations should be expected, especially given the fact that the second-leg against Barcelona in CdR will be played on Wednesday and this should be the priority for the Basque team. Therefore, important offensive players such as Williams or Aduriz might start on the bench. Alaves are a defensive-minded side, a few days ago they drew against Deportivo (2:2) in the cup. There were only 5 shots on target in that match in total and I believe that players won't show similar efficiency again. Visitors have talented full-back Theo Hernandez suspended, in fact Alaves' offensive play should suffer more than defence as Theo is dangerous when going forward. I expect a low-scoring, tactical game.
|under 2.50 goals
||0-0 WON (+6.4 units)|