Barcelona vs Alaves Match Info
Date: Saturday December 21 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm GMT
Venue: Camp Nou
Referee: Mario Melero Lopez
Barcelona vs Alaves Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
April 23 2019: Alaves 0-2 Barcelona
August 18 2018: Barcelona 3-0 Alaves
January 28 2018: Barcelona 2-1 Alaves
August 26 2017: Alaves 0-2 Barcelona
Total head-to-head league matches played since 1998-99: 18
Barcelona wins: 12
Alaves wins: 4
Barcelona vs Alaves Stats
- Barcelona have won 11 of their last 12 matches against Alaves
- Alaves have failed to score in seven of their latest nine league games against Barcelona
- Lionel Messi has scored seven goals in his last five starts against Alaves
Barcelona vs Alaves Match Preview
Barcelona were involved in a surprising midweek scoreline – a 0-0 draw with arch-rivals Real Madrid – but it should be business as usual when they host Alaves.
El Clasico was anything but a classic on Wednesday. Yes, it was as fiercely contested as normal with eight yellow cards, but the anticipated goalfest did not materialise – and the stalemate meant Sevilla, and to a lesser extent Atletico Madrid, are still in La Liga title race.
The big two remain locked together at the top of the table, five points ahead of Sevilla, and both are at home in the last pre-Christmas fixtures with Real Madrid taking on Athletic Bilbao.
In theory, Barcelona should have the more straightforward task against Alaves, who are 14th in the standings and a significantly better team at home than they are away.
That was again exemplified this week when Alaves travelled down to face third-tier club Jaen in the Copa del Rey and lost 3-1, which meant they were the only top-flight team to lose in the second round of the competition.
Although Barcelona have now been held to draws in their last two games, they are expected to achieve a routine victory here against a side who, for the rest of the campaign, will probably have to content themselves with merely securing their Primera Division status.
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Barcelona vs Alaves Betting Tips
Barcelona to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ 13/10 with BetVictor
Barcelona to win to nil @ 9/10 with BetVictor