Deportivo Alaves 2-1-4, Barcelona 2-1-2
10/31/20 4 pm
Over 2.5 (-150), Under 2.5 (+120) Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Deportivo Alaves is welcoming Barcelona to Estadio de Mendizorroza in round 8 in the Spanish LaLiga.
After the terrible start of the season, Alaves was able to collect 2 wins in LaLiga, and they are now in 15th place with 7 points, 5 scored goals, and 8 conceded goals. Alaves was plating against Valladolid in their last LaLiga game, and they were the better team with 56% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. Alaves was playing with an extra player on the field because Valladolid conceded a red card in the 21st minute. Alaves has won this match 0-2, and they also missed a penalty kick in the 22nd minute. Pina, Sainz, Ely, Joselu, and Mendez have each scored 1 goal for Alaves so far this season. Jota, Perez, and Deyverson have each added 1 assist. Pere Pons is the only injured player for Alaves at this time. Alaves was lucky enough last season to escape the relegation zone last season, and since there are no relegation playoffs this season as well, Alaves will need the same luck or they will need to play better soccer to stay above the 18th place in the LaLiga standings.
Barcelona was playing really well against Juventus in the Champions League, and Messi has played his best game of the season yet. Barcelona was dominant, and they have created a lot of chances, but they were still not precise enough in this game. With 1 scored goal in each half, Barcelona has won this match 0-2. Barcelona is in 12th place in the LaLiga standings with 7 points, 9 scored goals, and 5 conceded goals, but they have 2 games less than most of the teams. This win against Juventus will certainly help Barcelona to get back on the winning track in LaLiga after their loss against Real Madrid. Barcelona was playing well in that game, and they have had 52% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 89% of the correct passes. Barcelona has lost this match 1-3. Fati is the leading goalscorer for Barcelona with 4 goals, while Roberto, Coutinho, and Messi have added 1 goal each. Jordi Alba and Coutinho have each added 2 assists. Ter Stegen, Umtiti, and Coutinho are injured, but Umtiti might be ready for this game. Barcelona has also lost Araujo in their Champions League game, and he will skip the next few games. Barcelona is looking good under the new head coach, and I don’t think they are playing their best soccer just yet. Messi is still pretty far from his best form, but from what I’ve seen against Juventus, he is getting there.
The trends are heavily on Barcelona’s side in this matchup, and they are in better form. Surprisingly, we are getting Barcelona at a great price in this game, maybe because they have been playing in the Champions League earlier this week, but still. Barcelona has a lot of depth, and for that reason, I will side with Barcelona here.