Barcelona – Alaves : Preview & Prediction
Beaten on the lawn of Sevilla FC in the Copa del Rey this week (2-0, first leg), FC Barcelona receives Alavés in La Liga this Saturday. Third in the standings after Real Madrid’s success against Huesca on Tuesday, the Catalans will try to get their heads straight and catch up with Zinédine Zidane’s Merengue. That’s good, Alavés is a team well within the reach of Barça, which very rarely manages to shine away from his Estadio de Mendizorroza. Held in check in the first leg, Antoine Griezmann and company seem to have the cards in hand to resume success.
FC Barcelona have won 6 of their last 7 duels against Alavés (for a draw).
In La Liga, Barça remains on 6 consecutive victories.
At Camp Nou, Koeman’s men have notably just beaten Athletic Bilbao, in form this season.
Alavés has won only one of his last 6 trips.
Barcelona must win to catch up with Real Madrid.
After their disappointment this week in the Cup, the Barcelona have no other choice but to win against Alavés at home. Leo Messi and company are largely able to overcome Abelardo’s men, we do not hesitate for a second.
Barcelona – Alaves : Betting Tips
Barcelona – Win Odds: 1,35
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70