Alaves vs Barcelona Match Info
Date: Tuesday 23rd April
Venue: Estadio de Mendizorroza, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Alaves vs Barcelona Match Stats
- Alaves are winless in their last five La Liga outings
- Barcelona meanwhile are unbeaten in their last nine in all competitions
- Barca have won ten of their last 12 meetings with Babazorros
Alaves vs Barcelona Head-to-Head
Last Three Results:
18/08/18 – FC Barcelona 3-0 Alaves – La Liga
28/01/18 – FC Barcelona 2-1 Alaves – La Liga
26/08/17 – Alaves 0-2 FC Barcelona – La Liga
Head-to-Head Record since 2005:
Alaves wins: 1
Barcelona wins: 10
Alaves vs Barcelona Match Preview
Alaves will be delighted with their performance in La Liga this season and they could still make a return to the Europa League, a competition they have history in having reached the final before losing to Liverpool back in 2001. After finishing 14th last season they currently sit in 8th place in the La Liga table, just three points behind Valencia who currently occupy the coveted sixth spot for European football next season.
However, form in recent weeks has been less than impressive and Babazorros come into this difficult home fixture on the back of a five game winless run which continued over the weekend following a disappointing 2-2 home draw with Real Valladolid. Having won just one of their last twelve meetings with Barca, a victory here for the Vitoria-Gasteiz based outfit seems unlikely at odds of 10/3 with William Hill.
Barcelona are fighting for three trophies still this season. As things stand, Blaugrana sit top of the table with a nine point gap over second placed Atletico and should face no problems in retaining the La Liga trophy, whilst they have also made it through to the semi-final stage of the Champions League where they will take on Liverpool and the final of the Copa Del Rey, where they take on Valencia at the end of next month.
Although they were held to a disappointing draw with Huesca last weekend, Ernesto Valverde’s side have now gone nine games unbeaten in all competitions (this preview being written ahead of their Saturday evening clash with Real Sociedad at Camp Nou) and they do not have a Champions League game for another week to contend with, so there could be a full strength side played here in the hope of a win at odds of 4/5 with William Hill.
Barca have always been known for their terrific attacking players and in Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi they are always going to carry a threat going forward, but what’s been particularly impressive about Blaugrana in recent weeks is a strong defence. Marc Andre Ter Stegen and company have done terrifically well to keep four consecutive clean sheets ahead of this game, we’re backing them to keep another and win to nil here at 9/4 with Bet365.
Philippe Coutinho has not been the player that Barcelona were hoping he would be since his arrival from Liverpool back in January 2018. The Brazilian playmaker will be desperate to prove his worth in these final weeks of the season to prevent a potential sale in the summer and after a sumptuous strike in the Champions League win over Manchester United we’re backing him to play with more confidence here and to bag another goal at 11/4 with PaddyPower.
Alaves vs Barcelona Betting Tips
Barcelona to win to nil @ 9/4 with Bet365
Philippe Coutinho to score at any time @ 11/4 with PaddyPower
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