class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>After a fine Champions League victory in midweek, we are backing the Catalan outfit to rack up the goals in the city of Vitoria this weekend
Barcelona are aiming to bounce back from consecutive defeats in La Liga travel to the Estadio Mendizorroza on Saturday evening to face Alaves.
The Blaugrana went down 3-1 in El Clasico at home to Real Madrid last weekend, having also lost at Getafe in their previous match on the road.
They were, however, in fine form midweek as they eased past Juventus 2-0 in the Champions League in Turin and will be hoping to produce a similar performance in the Basque Country this weekend.
Alaves vs Barcelona Latest Odds
The hosts have won just one of their last eight home games and bet365 price them at 11/2 (6.50) to pick up three points this weekend.
Barca meanwhile won 5-0 when they last visited Alaves back in July and are offered at 11/25 (1.44), with the draw at 7/2 (4.50).
Alaves vs Barcelona Team News
The Catalans remain without goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Philippe Coutinho who are both injured, although Gerard Pique will return to the starting eleven having missed the game at Juventus through suspension.
Alaves are missing midfielder Pere Pons while centre-back Rodrigo Ely is a doubt with a muscle problem.
Alaves vs Barcelona Preview
Barca put in their best showing of Ronald Koeman’s tenure on Wednesday evening and really should have won by a greater margin than two goals.
The Blaugrana had 13 shots, hit the woodwork twice and looked extremely dangerous in the final third, with Lionel Messi, Ousmane Demebele, Antoine Griezmann and Pedri all putting in strong performances.
Barca should have too much for an Alaves side that has struggled so far this season with just two wins and five goals to their name, and the visitors will be full of confidence after their midweek win.
Despite finishing five points behind champions Real Madrid last season, Barcelona were the home and away top scorers in La Liga and there should be plenty of interest in backing them to record a solid win this weekend.
Alaves vs Barcelona Tips and Predictions
Barcelona to win and score over 2.5 goals is priced at 7/4 (2.75) and looks like an excellent way to invest in an away win.
This selection comfortably paid out in both meetings last season as well as in eight of the last 12 games between the sides in all competitions.
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