Barcelona vs Alaves: Preview & Prediction
The final of Copa del Rey, where they will face Barcelona and Alaves, will play at Vicente Calderon, the historic stadium of Atletico Madrid that will close the doors.
Barcelona wants to honor with a victory last on Luis Enrique’s blaugrana bench. Found in Valverde as the substitute of former Roma coach, the Catalans want to redeem the Liga defeat at the last day, winning the Spanish National Cup for the third consecutive time. They hold the record of wins in this event: well 28 triumphs and 10 lost finals. They are eliminated by 6 consecutive wins. In the semi-finals they eliminated Atletico Madrid.
Alaves wants to write the story. They are aware of the dual importance of this challenge. If they beat Barcelona, they will enter the next edition of the European League. Also, they have never won this trophy. In the semi-finals they eliminated the Celta Vigo (0-0 at home and 0-1 at Vigo). They have come across 7 consecutive games: they won 4 wins and 3 draws. They closed the championship in ninth position at 55 points. As said, if they win this match they will land directly in the Europa League group next season.
Barcelona vs Alaves: Direct Matches
Previous: In the two season comparisons, a head-to-head victory. Alaves defeated 1-2 Barcelona at Camp Nou. The Catalans redeemed with a net 0-6 in the return match.
For this fascinating final of Copa del Rey we suggest how to predict the victory of Barcelona and the over 2.5. The Alaves will aim first and foremost not to undertake goals and to play restarts. This could result in a game full of goals, with the blaugrana favorites absolute to triumph.
Barcelona vs Alaves: Betting Tips
1/1 HT/FT – Odds: 1.55
Over 3,5 goals – Odds: 2.10