Barcelona continues their winning streak to the sixth game in a row while carrying on their 11-game unbeaten run in the league. After losing the Super Cup final, the Catalans will focus on the league title and CDR in their schedule. They will return home after a 2-3 triumph on the road over Real Betis last time out in the campaign.
Alaves broke their six-game long winless run in the league with a win in the last league clash. The visitor has kept a clean sheet in their last two fixtures in the La Liga. They will visit on the back of a 1-0 win at home against the likes of Real Valladolid in the previous encounter in their schedule. The away team will not have much hope to win against the host at Camp Nou.
Barcelona vs Alaves Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has been unbeaten for the past ten meetings.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a 1-1 draw at Alaves.
- Only one of their last 15 matches has ended in a draw.
- The visitor has only one win in the last 19 games since 2002.
- Both teams have scored in two of their recent five fixtures.
Barcelona vs Alaves Prediction
There is no doubt that the home team has an upper hand in the game. Barcelona is backed by their squad strength and league position. Apart from that, the host is on a six-game winning streak in the campaign and has lost none of their last 11 clashes in La Liga. They are a strong contender for the title this term, and facing a team sitting at the 16th spot will not be a tough challenge for Barca.
The match is sizing to be a high-scoring affair as recent Barcelona matches have witnessed at least three goals in most of them. The tip for over 2.5 goals will thus work perfectly for the goals area in the clash on Saturday night. Besides, we can count on Lionel Messi to put one at the back of the net in ninety minutes.
The home win in full-time is the obvious result of the fixture. But the odds are too low for any decent returns from that tip. Hence, the tip for Barcelona to win with a -1 handicap will probably be the best bet for the punters in the encounter.
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