ALAVES VS BARCELONA (Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips) / 23.04.2019

It’s all gone downhill for Alavés recently, after a five-game winless La Liga (LL) run at home (D4, L1) took them out of the European spots when only a few weeks ago a Champions League place looked a possibility.
However, both teams have scored in three of Alavés’ last four home matches, showing they haven’t forgotten how to hit the net. Although they have failed to score in the last six competitive H2Hs against Barcelona held here (D2, L4).
Despite being the division’s third lowest home scorers – averaging just 1.06 goals per game – the hosts are surprisingly adept at comebacks after conceding the opener at home, picking up points in five of seven such occasions this league campaign (W4, D1, L2). That’s a handy skill when facing a Barcelona side that’s netted the opener in 62.5% of their LL away games this term.
The visitors have been by some distance the top-flight’s best away side this season (W10, D5, L1), and are currently riding a 21-game unbeaten LL streak (W16, D5 – home and away). With a league-high average of 2.19 goals scored per road trip, Barca have been hard to handle, especially as they’ve registered a clean sheet in 43.75% of their away league games so far. Their away victories haven’t all been easy though, with half arriving by just a single-goal margin.
Players to watch: Jony (five goals, nine assists) has been directly involved in 14 LL goals for Alavés this term. Meanwhile, thirteen of Luis Suárez’s 20 LL goals have been scored after half-time.
Stat attack: Both teams have scored in 56.25% of Alavés’ LL home matches.
Barcelona have scored a league-high 22 goals from set-pieces this league campaign.
There’s been a 0-0 half-time result in 43.75% of Alavés’ top-flight home games, and 25.0% of Barcelona’s away games.

Head-to-head matches: ALAVES – BARCELONA
18.08.18 LL Barcelona 3-0 Alaves
28.01.18 LL Barcelona 2-1 Alaves
26.08.17 LL Alaves 0-2 Barcelona
27.05.17 CDR Barcelona 3-1 Alaves
11.02.17 LL Alaves 0-6 Barcelona

Betting tips we recommend:
Prediction: Away Win
Selection odds: 1,44
Bookmaker: LS Bet

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