Barcelona vs Alaves Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 19:45 Hrs

Venue: Camp Nou

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Barcelona vs Alaves Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Barcelona were involved in another high-scoring match during the weekend as they beat Real Betis 5-0 at the Benito Villamarin. Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring in the second half, and this opened the floodgates in the game. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez grabbed two goals each to produce a comprehensive victory for Ernesto Valverde’s men. Barcelona overcame a first leg deficit to beat rivals Espanyol 2-1 in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. Deportivo Alaves are winless in three matches and were involved in a 2-2 draw at Leganes. Munir and Alfonso Pedraza seemed to have provided a significant advantage for Alaves before Gabriel and Joseba Zaldua equalised for the away team. Alaves went on to lose to Valencia on penalties in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Lionel Messi has been unable to score in just one of his four games against Deportivo Alaves. He has been able to contribute the opening goal against this team in the last two meetings. The Argentine superstar continues to strengthen his position at the top of La Liga scoring charts this season. He has been unable to score only once in his last seven games in all competitions. I would opt for Messi to score 1st.

Deportivo Alaves have surprisingly been able to manage a goal in their last four visits to the Camp Nou. Alaves last failed to score at the Camp Nou back in 2006, although there have been only four visits since then. Even though Barcelona’s defensive record has been quite excellent in recent matches, it is rewarding to back both teams to score.

Lionel Messi to score 1st – 6/4

Both teams to score – 6/5

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

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

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

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 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 Preview

Barcelona have displayed outstanding form in recent weeks, and the strengthening of the squad with signings of superstars like Philippe Coutinho only bodes well for a strong second-half of the campaign. Even though there have been some difficult decisions from the club in recent years, the choices to let go players like Javier Mascherano and Arda Turan is expected to help the squad on a long-term basis. Barcelona will now look to integrate Philippe Coutinho as the new Neymar in the squad, and this integration process has the potential to disrupt the free flow in the next couple of weeks. Lionel Messi is the La Liga 2017-18 top scorer so far with 19 goals.

Barcelona Team News

Thomas Vermaelen (hamstring), Ousmane Dembele (hamstring), Marc Cardona (hip), and Jose Manuel Arnaiz (groin) are the names unavailable for Barcelona coming into the game.

Alaves Preview

Deportivo Alaves may have been able to get out of the relegation zone in the last couple of matchdays, but there is a deep sense of relegation fears within the team. Deportivo Alaves have strengthened the squad substantially by bringing in John Guidetti and Hernan Perez on loan deals. Scoring goals has been an issue for Abelardo’s team throughout the campaign. It is not surprising that they have only managed 16 league goals, although six of those goals have come in the last six matches. Ibai Gomez and Munir are the top scorers with four goals each.

Alaves Team News

Deportivo Alaves will be without Rodrigo Ely and Tomas Pina due to suspension, while Burgui (groin) and Hector Hernandez Ortega (knee) are ruled out due to injuries. Manu Garcia is doubtful for the game.

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 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 vs Alaves Sidelined Players

Barcelona
25 Thomas Vermaelen Injured
11 Ousmane Dembele Injured
Alaves
20 Hector Hernandez Injured
14 Burgui Injured
12 Rodrigo Ely Suspended
18 Tomas Pina Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marc-Andre ter Stegen 187 85
3 CD Gerard Pique 193 85
23 CD Samuel Umtiti 180 75
19 RB Lucas Digne 178 74
2 LB Nelson Semedo 180 69
15 CDM Paulinho 180 72
8 CDM Andres Iniesta 171 68
4 CDM Ivan Rakitic 184 78
14 CM Philippe Coutinho 171 71
9 CF Luis Suarez 182 85
10 CF Lionel Messi 170 72
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Fernando Pacheco 187 81
4 LB Alexis 182 75
5 CD Victor Laguardia 185 75
3 RB Ruben Duarte 180 75
6 CD Guillermo Maripan 185 82
21 LM Hernan Perez 180 71
23 CM Alvaro Medran 176 68
11 RM Ibai Gomez 177 73
22 CM Wakaso Mubarak 171 66
10 CF John Guidetti 185 79
7 CF Ruben Sobrino 182 75