Barcelona vs Deportivo Alaves Match Prediction: October 30, 2021
October 30, 2021 9:00 pm
Match Predictions and Betting Odds
As far as their head-to-head record is concerned, Barcelona have faced off with Deportivo Alaves on 25 previous occasions in which Barcelona have emerged victorious in 18 matches, while Alaves have won 4 times and 3 of these matches have ended in a draw.
However, this stat is only a thing of the past as Barcelona are positioned 9th in the La Liga table on the back of a 1-0 defeat against Rayo Vallecano midweek. Alaves themselves are positioned 16th in the La Liga table but their past 2 consecutive wins that have helped the team move out of the relegation zone will give them a lot of confidence. You can expect a high-scoring encounter as these teams average 3.24 goals per match judging by their previous matches in the La Liga Santander.
Barcelona vs Deportivo Alaves: Team News, Probable XI
Barcelona head into this match with a poor string of results, having lost both of their previous 2 matches. This dip in form will be playing on the minds of the Barcelona players and they will be eager to turn their form around in the upcoming game against Alaves.
Alaves, on the other hand, head into this match on the back of some tremendous results, having won both of their last 2 matches. But will this confidence be enough to surprise Barcelona and salvage 3 points in their upcoming match?
Barcelona (Possible XI): Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Sergino Dest, Eric García, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Nico Gonzalez, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Philippe Coutinho, Memphis Depay, Sergio Aguero.
Deportivo Alaves (Possible XI): Pacheco, Navarro, Miazga, Laguardia, Duarte, Loum, Moya, Pellistri, Pons, Rioja, Joselu.
Key Players and Matchups
Memphis Depay will be one player that Barcelona will be looking to to score some goals and create chances by linking with Phillipe Coutinho and Sergio Aguero. In the Spanish La Liga season 2021/22, Depay has scored a total of 4 goals in the 9 matches that he’s played so far. His vision and ability to move the ball into goal-scoring areas on the pitch (pass completion rate of 82%) has allowed Depay to set up 2 assists for his teammates.
The centre-backs of Alaves, Miazga and Laguardia will play a critical role in the match if Alaves are to salvage a point from this fixture and are to prevent Barcelona’s flamboyant attacking players from scoring.
Despite the faltering start that Barcelona have made to their La Liga 2021/2022 season, the stats suggest that the Catalunyan side will emerge victorious against Alaves.