Five games are still to complete in the Spanish LaLiga, accordingly, still 15 points can be collected. The fact that Barcelona are currently nine points clear at Atletico Madrid means they can theoretically celebrate their 26th league title this week. In Spain, scoring points is a direct comparison and the Valverde team has won them.
If the Catalans win their game and lose Atletico Madrid, the title defense is in vain. The leader of the standings is already in action on Tuesday, in the Basque Country there is a duel between Alaves and Barcelona!
Alaves vs Barcelona Today’s Betting Tips
The underdog from Alaves enthused especially in the fall of the experts and was able to settle in the top third of LaLiga. With each match day, the dream of returning to Europe got more food, but in recent weeks, it was not as desired and now the Abelardo team is only in eighth place. Alaves has been without success five times in succession and now the almost overwhelming leader of the table is waiting. The favorites are clearly the guests, in the duel between Alaves and Barcelona odds of 1.75 are offered for a guest win. The start of the match at the Mendizorrotza Stadium is on Tuesday evening at 21:30.
Alaves – Statistics & Current Form
Meanwhile, it has been 18 years since Deportivo Alaves celebrated the biggest success of the club’s history. The Basque side struggled in the UEFA Cup final and had to beat Liverpool FC 4-2 in the Westfalenstadion Dortmund after the Golden Goal. The club has been miles away from such successes in recent years. The league last year was even a surprise after only six points from the first 13 league games. With the commitment of head coach Abelardo (who had previously worked for a long time at Gijon) finally succeeded in an absolute stroke of luck. The calendar year 2018 was extremely positive. The relegation was retracted thanks to furious finish sovereign and in the Spanish championship, the team even stood at the turn of the year in fifth place in the table.
The return to the big football stage was no longer a utopian dream, but tangible. In order to make this reality, the team has to improve again in the last five games. Most recently, Alaves had five successes without success (three defeats, two draws) and suffered a fierce 0-4 defeat at home to Atletico Madrid. A defeat against the Rojiblancos is no surprise, the many goals in the Mendizorrotza Stadium, however, already. Goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco conceded only 15 goals at home and the home record with six wins, eight draws and only two defeats is absolutely amazing. In general, the Basque home games were not dominated by many goals. Only in six of the 16 home games at least three goals have been scored. For example, over 2.5 on Tuesday evening between Alaves and Barcelona will offer odds of 1.72 for a corresponding tip!
In the home game against the designated champion Abelardo must definitely renounce the long-term injured opener Burgui (cruciate ligament tear). Behind the inserts of defender Guillermo Maripan and winger Takashi Inui question marks are due to sprained ankles.
Expected formation of Alaves:
↳ Pacheco – Marin, Ely, Laguardia, Aguirregabiria – Jony, Pina, Garcia, Twumasi – Guidetti, Calleri
Last matches of Alaves:
⚽️ 19.04.2019 – Alaves Vs. Valladolid 2: 2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 13.04.2019 – Espanyol vs. Barcelona. Alaves 2: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 07.04.2019 – Alaves Vs. CD Leganés 1: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 04.04.2019 – Sevilla vs. Sevilla Alaves 2: 0 (La Liga)
⚽️ 30.03.2019 – Alaves Vs. Atletico Madrid 0: 4 (La Liga)
Barcelona – Statistics & Current Form
Character test passed! After a clear win at Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, the top Spanish league leaders beat Real Sociedad de San Sebastian 2-1 at home. An absolute work victory, which clearly showed that the Catalans lacked freshness in one situation or another. In the end, however, only the points count and thanks to the 23rd victory of the season in the 33rd league game, the 26th championship title in the club’s history is within reach!
“If you have a sensational game like that against Manchester United, you have to motivate the team to play again, which is very important. The games after the Champions League are difficult for all of us. ” – Ernesto Valverde
Valverde was overjoyed by the success after the match, as he describes the games after the Champions League as extremely difficult. Once again, however, the individual class of individual actors could make the difference. Against La Real, this time it was a player who is otherwise not necessarily responsible for the scoring: Jordi Alba could postal after the draw score the winner for the Catalans. Prior to that, defender Clement Lenglet had taken the Catalans into the lead after a Dembele corner. The high-profile offensive, however, remained largely pale!
Nine points ahead, direct comparison won and only five league games – not in vain is there in many places to read that the Catalans are already champions. However, Valverde firmly rejected such reports and still described it as a long way to the title. The game in Alaves has an enormous meaning for him, because in the home game on Saturday against Levante is the first leg against Liverpool already at the door. At the weekend, actors like Messi can certainly be spared, while in Alaves Valverde does not want to leave anything to chance. Given these statements from the head coach, it seems plausible to make a prediction on the score between Alaves and Barcelona, especially given the surprisingly high betting odds (1.75) currently offered. In foreign parts, Barcelona currently has an outstanding 10-5-1 record. The only away defeat was on Matchday 6 in Leganes!
Expected formation of Barcelona:
↳ ter Stegen – Alba, Lenglet, Pique, Sergi Roberto – Vidal, Busquets, Alena – Dembele, Suarez, Messi
Last matches of Barcelona:
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad 2: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 16.04.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United 3: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 13.04.2019 – Huesca Vs. FC Barcelona 0: 0 (La Liga)
⚽️ 10.04.2019 – Manchester United Vs. FC Barcelona 0: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 06.04.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid 2: 0 (La Liga)
Alaves vs Barcelona Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
27 duels in the Spanish LaLiga have been between the Basques of Alaves and the Catalans from Barcelona! In most cases, the end result was the same – the favorite from Barcelona won 17 matches. Deportivo Alaves scored five victories (most recently in 2016/17) and five draws (most recently in 2005/06). In the recent four league games between Alaves and Barcelona a tip on the victory of Blaugrana from Barcelona was always the right decision. The first leg of the current season was on the first day of the match over the stage, Barcelona was a long time hard in front of home crowd, but could still provide in the final phase still clear conditions and prevailed 3-0 through!
Alaves vs Barcelona Best Football Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid put pressure on the Catalans this past weekend with an away win in Eibar! In the English week can now present the Valverde-Elf and thus make the next big step to the title win. Deportivo Alaves plays a great season (eight more than the same time last year) and can dream of the Europa League. However, the shape curve is down and accordingly, in the duel between Alaves and Barcelona, a prediction for a surprise is extremely risky!
Key Facts – Alaves vs Barcelona tips
⭐️ Alaves has lost only two home games – most recently skimmed the Basque but in a form of crisis (five league games without a win)!
⭐️ The last four league games Barcelona have won against Alaves – in the first season of the season, there was a 3-0 for Messi & Co!
⭐️ Work victory against Real Sociedad – despite lack of freshness, the champion fought to victory!
Especially because Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde gives the game in Alaves itself more importance than the upcoming league home game on Saturday against UD Levante. Accordingly, Barcelona in the Basque Country will not spare much and want to ensure clear conditions from the beginning. The faltering form of the home side is another indication that in the duel between Alaves and Barcelona a tip on the favorite win is the right choice. With a bet of seven units, the odds of 1.75 are played!
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