One of LaLiga's biggest surprises visits the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, Dec. 8. Fourth-placed Alavés arrive at our stadium just one point behind our team.
The Basque side, who in the last game earned a 1-1 draw against then-leaders Sevilla, lost the last two away matches at Eibar (2-1) and Leganés (1-0).
Moreover, Alavés' last games against Atleti weren't very positive for Abelardo's side. In the last six matches between both clubs, our team hasn't suffered any defeats, keeping three clean sheets in the process. In Alavés' only visit to the Wanda Metropolitano, Simeone's side earned a 1-0 win thanks to a 74-minute goal by Fernando Torres.
However, these stats don't make Abelardo's team any less dangerous. In-form Jony Rodríguez has scored three goals in his last four LaLiga games. The Spaniard, who has also registered five assists so far, will be a big threat to our defense, which is currently the strongest in the league with just 10 goals conceded.