Alaves vs Barcelona Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Alaves vs Barcelona Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Deportivo Alaves suffered a 1-0 defeat against Leganes in the opening game of the season. Gabriel Pires scored the only goal of the game from a set piece in the 24th minute. The goal came just a few minutes after Deportivo Alaves had missed a penalty through Manu Garcia. Barcelona managed a 2-0 win over Real Betis at the Camp Nou. Lionel Messi struck the woodwork three times in the game. Despite a positive attacking display from the home team, it required an own goal from Alin Tosca to break the deadlock. Sergi Roberto provided a second just three minutes later to set up a comfortable win in Ernesto Valverde’s first league match as Barcelona manager.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Deportivo Alaves do not appear to have the attacking strength after the departure of Edgar Mendez. The club failed to score in the opening game against Leganes, who narrowly survived the drop last season. Barcelona kept a clean sheet against Real Betis in the opening game. The team has also not conceded a goal in the last two visits – the most recent since Alaves return to the top flight – to the Mendizorrotza. I would go with a clean sheet for Barcelona. Lionel Messi may have failed to score against Real Betis, but the Argentine was at his imperious best and could have had a hat-trick in the La Liga 2017-18 opening day. Even without the famous MSN combination, Barcelona will prove to be extremely strong in attack. The Catalans have scored nine goals in the last two away games against Deportivo Alaves. I would go with a Barcelona 3-0 win.

Barcelona clean sheet – 10/11

Barcelona 3-0 win – 7/1

Alaves saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Barcelona

Barcelona scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Barcelona scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played against Alaves

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Alaves Form Guide

Alaves Team Logo

Alaves

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L A

17-03-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

15-04-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

19-04-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

22-04-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Barcelona Form Guide

Barcelona Team Logo

Barcelona

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L A

10-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

09-05-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 5 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

16-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Mamelodi Sundowns FC Team Logo Mamelodi Sundowns FC

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Alaves Preview

New Deportivo Alaves manager Luis Zubeldía would be disappointed to kick off his reign with a defeat, especially after having had sufficient chances to get a victory. The club were amongst the top 10 outfits when it came to away form last season. However, the departure of manager Mauricio Pellegrino is a major blow for the club, while key players from last season like Edgar Mendez and Zouhair Feddal have also departed. Summer signing Burgui came close to scoring on his debut after hitting the woodwork from long range. Edgar Mendez was the top scorer for Deportivo Alaves last season with eight in the league.

Alaves Team News

Victor Laguardia (cruciate ligament) and Einar Galilea (cruciate ligament) are the players unavailable for Deportivo Alaves due to injuries.

Barcelona Preview

Barcelona brushed aside concerns about the lack of a Neymar-replacement and the Super Cup loss against Real Madrid by beginning the campaign with a victory over Real Betis. Lionel Messi continues to dominate the attacking strength of the club – especially in the absence of Luis Suarez due to injury. The Uruguayan is only expected after the international break, and Messi will once again be burdened by the goalscoring duties. The Argentine did not score in the first match of the season, but he did strike the woodwork three times in various occasions.

Barcelona Team News

Luis Suarez (knee) is the only player on the sidelines for Ernesto Valverde.

Alaves Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Barcelona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Alaves vs Barcelona Sidelined Players

Alaves
5 Victor Laguardia Injured
Barcelona
12 Rafinha Injured
9 Luis Suarez Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Fernando Pacheco 187 81
2 LB Carlos Vigaray 182 70
12 CD Rodrigo Ely 188 82
4 CD Alexis 182 75
17 RB Alfonso Pedraza 182 75
11 CM Ibai Gomez 177 73
22 CM Wakaso Mubarak 171 66
10 CM Oscar Romero 176 69
18 CDM Tomas Pina 184 75
19 CDM Manu Garcia 182 74
7 CF Ruben Sobrino 182 75
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marc-Andre ter Stegen 187 85
18 RB Jordi Alba 170 68
23 CD Samuel Umtiti 180 75
3 CD Gerard Pique 193 85
20 LB Sergi Roberto 178 70
22 CM Aleix Vidal 178 70
16 CM Gerard Deulofeu 171 68
8 CM Andres Iniesta 171 68
4 CDM Ivan Rakitic 184 78
5 CDM Sergio Busquets 189 76
10 CF Lionel Messi 170 72