Alaves – Barcelona Prediction & Preview and Betting Tips (26.08.2017)


Prediction for Alaves – Barcelona

Over 2.5 goals @ 1.58

Deportivo Alavés and Barcelona face in Estadio de Mendizorroza, in a match for the second day of the First Division. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 27-05-2017, ended with the victory of Barcelona by (3-1). In this match the home factor can be decisive, since the Deportivo Alavés presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.

Alaves :

The home team arrives in this second day after the 1-0 loss in the first game for the league, against CD Leganés. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has recorded 2 wins, 7 draws and 6 losses; Against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In his last 10 games at home, Deportivo Alavés has 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, reason why their defense needs to improve, But its attack has marked regularly, since it marked goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their home games there is a tendency for few goals, as 23 of their last 50 games ended with Less than 1.5 goals and 33 in 50 finished with Less than 2.5 goals.

Deportivo Alavés arrives at this match with a rebound in the field of Leganés, by 1-0, starting in the worst form this Spanish championship. In this difficult game against Barcelona, ​​the locals must appear in the usual 4-4-2, privileging the defensive organization and the direct passes towards Sobrino and Christian Santos. On the other hand, Wakaso and Manu García are the pillars of the midfield, both being fundamental in the defensive process of the team. Everything indicates that the coach can not count on Galilea and Laguardia, both injured.


The visiting team reaches this second day, after the victory in their league debut, against Real Betis, by (2-0) This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually Affected by the house factor, since in the last 30 games it registers 9 victories, 1 tie and 5 defeats like visitor; Against 13 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat in his stadium. In his last 10 games as a visitor Barcelona recorded 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. The team conceded goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home games there is a tendency to have goals, as 58 of their last 63 matches have ended with over 1.5 goals. In 15 matches, he suffered the first goal 5 times, but got the comeback in 2.

Barcelona come to this game with a 2-0 victory over Real Betis, returning to the victories after the defeat against rivals Real Madrid, for the Supercopa of Spain: the goals were marked by Sergi Roberto and Tosca (autogol) . In this game away from home coach Ernesto Valverde must maintain the usual tactical system, that is, 4-3-3, privileging the possession of the ball and organized attacks. Leo Messi is the great highlight of this Barcelona, ​​being responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process of the Catalan team. For this game the coach just can not count on Luis Suárez, who is recovering from an injury.

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