With only one loss in their last five games in La Liga, Deportivo Alaves will face a big test when they host Barcelona at the Estadio de Mendizorroza
in the 22nd round of the Spanish top flight.
The Hosts Are Ready
The hosts have embarrassed the visitors the last time the two teams met. Deportivo Alavés have collected a total of 6 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in La Liga. Their last league match was against Sporting Gijón away from home where they won 4-2.
Deportivo Alavés are currently sitting in the 12th place in the league table. They have 27 points from 6 wins, 9 draws and 6 losses. The team scored 21 goals and conceded 22 since the start of the season.
Edgar Mendez is expected to miss out here after straining his hamstring in Alaves’ midweek win over Celta Vigo. Zouhair Feddal, Manu Garcia, Victor Camarasa and Deyverson are all just one booking away from suspension for the hosts.
No Room For Error For Barcelona
The visitors need every point from now on to keep up with the league leaders Real Madrid. Barcelona have collected a total of 11 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in La Liga. Their last league match was against Athletic Bilbao at home where they won 3-0.
Barcelona are currently sitting in the 2nd place in the league table. They have 45 points from 13 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses. They have scored 55 goals and conceded 18 since the start of the season.
Javier Mascherano and Rafinha are both sidelined due to injury, after picking up problems in the last couple of games. Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta should both be fit to start, after returning from injury off the bench against Atletico in midweek.
Head To Head
Barcelona have won 3 of the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The last clash between the two teams was in September 2016 when the final score was 2-1 to Alaves at the Bernabeu in a very shocking result for Barca.
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