Alaves vs Barcelona 2016/17 Spanish LaLiga Date: Saturday, 11th February 2017 Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET Venue: Estadio Mendizorrotza, Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Deportivo Alaves will welcome Barcelona to Estadio de Mendizorroza on Saturday with hopes of extending their unbeaten run in the league.
Alaves have a hard task at hand against Barcelona, they were winners in the first fixture and are hoping to make it a double over Barcelona this season. Deportivo Alaves are 12th in the table and have accumulated 26 points so far this season.
Alaves are currently in an unbeaten run in their last 3 games, they have drawn twice and won once. They have lost just once in their last 9 games, won 3 games and drawn 5 games.
Meanwhile, Title contenders Barcelona are relishing a revenge game against Alaves this weekend. Also they are hoping to overtake Real Madrid in the table should they fail to win on same night.
Barcelona are in the 2nd position in the league table, they have 45 pints to their name and are just a point behind Real Madrid. The Catalan side are unbeaten in their last 14 games and are hoping to extend it to 15 games this weekend.
Alaves vs Barcelona: Head to Head Statistics
Deportivo Alaves won the reverse of this fixture in September at Camp Nou as the game ended 1-2.
Barcelona have dominated their previous 17 meetings against Alaves, they have won 11 games, lost 4 games to Alaves and drawn twice.
Barcelona have won 5 of their last fixtures against Alaves, they only lost the last fixture.
At Estadio de Mendizorroza, Alaves have won just twice in their last 8 games, they have drawn twice and lost 4 games to Barcelona.
Alaves vs Barcelona: Prediction
Barcelona are on a revenge mission in this fixture, they will be eager to win this game convincingly to make up for the first leg. They have been on a superb form and we expect this game to be an easy one for them despite playing away from home.
Alaves will be hopeful of a repeat of the reverse of this fixture or to get at least a draw at home. They are expected to play a more defensive game to frustrate the Catalan side.
The game will surely end in a win for Barcelona and Lionel Messi is expected to be among the scorers.
Alaves vs Barcelona: Bet Tips
Barcelona to win and over 2.5 goals at 1.71
Messi to score at anytime at 1.71
Barcelona to win Both halves at 1.80