Barcelona vs Alaves Prediction & Tips
Barcelona and Deportivo Alavés meet at Camp Nou, in a match for the 23rd round of LaLiga. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league, on 10-31-2020, the two teams tied (1‑1). The record of direct confrontations in the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 8 games won 7 and drew 1. Deportivo Alavés presents considerable differences in their results at home and away, so in this party the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in 2nd position, with 43 points won, after 13 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Athletic Club by (2‑1). In the last match, they won away against Real Betis by (2‑3). This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has registered 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Barcelona won 21 points out of a possible 30, after 6 victories, 3 draws and 1 defeat in the last 10 games they played at their stadium.
For this competition, he has not lost in his stadium for 7 games. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at half ‑ time was 1‑1 (4 out of 10 matches). His attack has scored regularly, as he has always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of their last 10 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 21 matches in the competition, he conceded the first goal 11 times and only managed 3 comebacks.
Barcelona comes to this match unmotivated, after a 2×0 defeat in the visit to the Sevilla stadium, for the Copa del Rey. Coach Ronald Koeman’s team plays in a 4-3-3 tactical system, in which the three men with the most advanced zones are Ousmane Dembélé, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann. It is not surprising that in the most central area of the field the players selected by the Blaugrana coach are Frenkie de Jong, PEdri and Sergio Busquets. It should be noted that one of the great weaknesses of the Barcelona city team has been defensive permeability, since at some points in the game it reveals many difficulties in this particular. The home coach is expected to have several absences for this match, all due to injury: Martin Braithwaite, Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho, Miralem Pjanic, Moussa Wagué, Sergi Roberto, Sergiño Dest, Gerard Piqué and Ronald Araújo.
After 5 wins, 7 draws and 10 losses, the visiting team is currently in 16th position, with 22 points won. In their last match, they beat Real Valladolid at home by (1‑0), after having drawn away in the previous match, in a match against Getafe, by (0‑0). This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 23 suffered; against 3 victories, 5 draws and 7 defeats in his stadium, with 11 goals scored and 22 suffered. In its last 10 away games for the championship, Deportivo Alavés has recorded 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, for which it has won 9 points out of 30 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 5 away matches. In their away league matches, the most frequent final result at half ‑ time was 0‑0 (4 out of 12 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, But their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 22 games in this competition, he only managed 1 comeback in the 12 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Alavés arrived at this performance motivated, after a victory at home by 1×0 in the reception to Valladolid: Joselu, at minute 66 ‘, scored the only winning goal. The Alavés formation usually operates in a tactical system in 4-4-2, in which the two most offensive players are Joselu and Lucas Pérez. The Spanish Tomás Pina is the player responsible for controlling the actions in the central zone and defining in the best way the outputs for the attack. Apparently, the coach should only have one absence for this game: defender Rodrigo Ely, injured.
Barcelona – Alaves FREE TIPS
Barcelona – Win @ 1.35
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90