Match Preview: Atalanta 1-0 Lazio Prediction and Betting Tips | Italy (Serie A)


Atalanta – Lazio betting tips for today, December 17, 2018

Kick-off: 20:30 Atalanta – Lazio
Football: Italy – Serie A
Tip: Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: 1.50
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:0 WON!!!

Match Preview

Alaves’ best La Liga (LL) season appears to be coming to an abrupt halt after their first three-game winless streak of the campaign (D1, L2), but they are presented with an opportunity to bounce back against struggling Athletic Bilbao.
The hosts accompany Atlético Madrid as the only LL side yet to lose at home this season (W4, D3). Yet by no means are Alaves a dominant side at the Mendizorrotza – their biggest winning margin at home has been just one goal, while they’ve only been ahead at the break once.
It is worth noting, however, that Alaves have conceded in all but two home league games this season, particularly as Bilbao have scored in all but two on the road. The visitors will need to be particularly switched on after half-time, with Alaves carrying a second-half (home) goal difference of +5 into this clash, while Bilbao’s second-half (away) goal difference is a lowly -6.
Bilbao’s poor second-halves are part of a bigger problem largely responsible for their worst start to a LL season this decade: they’re now the only top-flight club to have failed to win an away match this season (D4, L3). They have managed that feat despite opening the scoring three times and even holding three half-time leads away from home.
Alaves have won both home games against Bilbao since returning to LL in 2016/17.
Players to watchJony (Alaves) will keep Bilbao busy, having compiled three goals and an assist in his last six appearances, while Bilbao’s Iker Muniain will be desperate to snap a six-game goalless run.
Stat attack: Despite their unbeaten record, Alaves have led at half-time just once at home this LL season (D4, L2).
Both teams have scored in four of Alaves’ last six LL matches.
Bilbao have maintained just two clean sheets from their 15 LL fixtures.

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