Barcelona vs Alavés: This Sunday we will have another match of La Liga’s 21st round
With Barcelona and Alavés facing off. The Catalan side is in the lead of La Liga and with a large advantage, one that they will hardly throw away until the end of the season.
As for the Basque side Alavés, they are at the bottom of the league table, being, however, outside the relegation zone at the end of La Liga’s 20th round.
Barcelona leads La Liga with 54 points, thanks to a record of 17 wins and 3 draws, with 57 goals scored against the 9 goals they have conceded.
Playing at home, the Blaugrana have 8 wins and 1 draw, with 29 goals scored and 3 goals conceded.
Barcelona have won their last 2 matches after losing on the first leg of the Copa del Rey against their rivals Espanyol, something they were able to reverse on the 2nd leg.
On the last round, the Catalans have beaten Bétis by 0-5! This might be the match that marks the debut of Philippe Coutinho with a Barcelona shirt in La Liga, he that had already played this week against Espanyol.
Alavés is in 16th place of La Liga with 19 points, thanks to a record of 6 wins, 1 draw and 13 losses, having scored 16 goals and conceded 29.
Playing away from home, this Basque team has 2 wins and 7 losses, only having scored 6 goals and having conceded 14.
Alavés is coming off a streak of 2 unbeaten matches, but both of those matches were played at home, with a win against Sevilla and a draw against Leganés.
Barcelona vs Alavés – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On their last two trips, Alavés has lost, against Atlético de Madrid and Athletic Bilbao.
Burgui, Ely and Pina should be confirmed absences for the Basques going into this match.
Playing at home and with a well-oiled machine offensively, I don’t see Barcelona taking too long to get the lead. I think they will already be winning at half-time.