We offer a forecast for the Spanish championship match, in which Alaves will host Barcelona on 31 October. Will the owners be able to resist? – the answer is in our material.
” Alaves ” somehow inexplicably managed to stay in the top league at the end of last season. The decisive factor for the ” glorious ” was the reserve of tournament points, which the team received in the first half of the championship.
After the 16th place in the last tournament, the team sold the center forward Ermedin Demirovich to Freiburg (3.7 million) and Patrick Twumasi (700 thousand) moved to Hannover. The hosts strengthened some positions with rented players. In addition, on 5 August the team was led by Pablo Machin, who signed a contract until 30 June 2021.
After seven rounds of the new season of La Liga, the Bean Destroyers have won two victories over Athletic (1: 0) and Valladolid (2: 0) and a world with Getafe (0: 0), which brought seven points and 15th place in the standings.
Pons , who has an injured leg, will not be able to play today .
The 26-time champion and 30-time Spanish Cup winner last season missed another title, and suffered a crushing defeat in the Champions League from Bayern. All this led to the main transfer of the summer for the Catalan club – on August 19, the Catalan club was headed by Ronald Koeman .
In addition to him, in the summer the vice-champion of Spain was strengthened by defensive midfielder Miralem Pjanic , who moved from Juventus (60 million), Trincan from Braga (31 million) and right-back Serginho Dest from Ajax (21 million).
Such an increase has not yet brought anything good. In five rounds, the ” blue garnet ” won two victories over “Villarreal” (4: 0) and “Celta” (3: 0), but then everything went wrong. First, Barça drew with Sevilla (1: 1), and then suffered two defeats in a row, which happens rarely with the team.
In the group stage of the Champions League, the guests took the first position – a victory over Ferencváros (5: 1) and Juventus (2: 0), for which we made a forecast , brought the team to the leaders of the tournament.
Today Coutinho , Ter Stegen and Umtiti , who has a knee injury, will not be able to play .
Barcelona won their last five head-to-head matches
Alaves have won only 1 of their last 10 home games
Barça won 5 of their last 6 away games
The last head-to-head match ended in victory for Barcelona (5: 0)
07/19/2020 Alaves Barcelona 0: 5
12/21/19 Barcelona Alaves 4: 1
04/23/19 Alaves Barcelona 0: 2
08/18/18 Barcelona Alaves thirty
01/28/18 Barcelona Alaves 2: 1
” Barcelona ” is fighting on two fronts, to which the club is no stranger. ” Alaves ” good start, however, the team has a small margin of safety, besides there is a loss that can be fatal in this duel.
In our opinion, success today will be on the side of the guests, who have gained shape, and Messi already has a serious shortage of goals scored and assists. We offer to play a bet on the success of the Catalan club.
Our prediction is that Barcelona will win with a handicap (-1), and we bet on it using the Winline betting line with odds of 1.83