Alaves vs Barcelona
Last season’s defeat of Barcelona to Alaves is something that is unlikely to happen again this time round. Alaves successful loanees from last season seem not to be coming back, which gives Barca more reasons to win this game.
Barcelona won against Betis last weekend 2-0 even with Neymar gone and Luis Suarez injured. Despite hitting the woodwork and being substantial as ever, Leo Messi did not score. Gerard Deoulofeu saved the day by creating both goals.
The opening season match for Alaves did not go well as they lost 1-0 at Leganes. Their pre-season also did not impress leaving Luis Zubeldia with a tough job to do. Last season did not look so good for the team either having scored 1.08 goals per GAME.
Head to head
Barcelona won 5 of their last 6 encounters Including the Copa Del final which turned out to be a 6-0 win last season. However, Alaves beat Barcelona earlier in the campaign at Camp Nou.
Alaves vs Barcelona starts
While Barcelona won 8 games in La Liga, Alaves won just 37 percent of their home league matches last term.