Barcelona managed to land a number of new ammunition in the summer transfer market this year, including Arturo Vidal and Malcom. Well, the two players have the chance to be handed down by the manager, Ernesto Valverde in the inaugural match of the Spanish La Liga against Deportivo Alaves. The match is planned to take place next Sunday, August 19, 2018 at the Estadio Camp Nou, Barcelona.
As the defending champions, Barcelona are clearly one of the favorites in the Spanish League la competition this season, especially on paper they are also superior to Deportivo Alaves, and in fact they will play at home in the next game. In his last five matches in the Pre-season this year, Barcelona itself managed to pack three wins and swallow two defeats including them. One of the victories won when facing Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup match.
Meanwhile Deportivo Alaves in the last five games only managed to pack two wins and swallow two defeats including. Although the record is not arguably good, but still Alaves often troubles the big teams of Spain, including Barcelona.
Head to head Matches – Barcelona vs Alaves:
29/01/18 Barcelona 2 – 1 Deportivo Alavés
08/26/17 Deportivo Alavés 0-2 Barcelona
5/28/17 Barcelona 3-1 Deportivo Alavés
11/02/17 Deportivo Alavés 0 – 6 Barcelona
11/09/16 Barcelona 1 – 2 Deportivo Alavés
11/29/12 Barcelona 3-1 Deportivo Alavés
Barcelona’s last 5 matches:
05/16/18 Mamelodi Sundowns 1 – 3 Barcelona
5/21/18 Barcelona 1 – 0 Real Sociedad
29/07/18 Barcelona P 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
01/08/18 Barcelona 2-4 Rome
08/08/18 Milan 1-0 Barcelona
Alaves’s last 5 matches:
07/22/18 Deportivo Alavés 1 – 1 PUD Logroñés
07/26/18 Deportivo Alavés 1 – 1 Leganés
07/29/18 Deportivo Alavés 1 – 1 Alcorcón
02/08/18 Numancia 3 – 1 Deportivo Alavés
08/08/18 Deportivo Alavés 1 – 0 Real Oviedo
Possible Players of Barcelona vs Alaves:
Barcelona: M. ter Stegen, Piqué, Jordi Alba, Nélson Semedo, Y. Mina, Iniesta, I. Rakitić, Sergio Busquets, Philippe Coutinho, L. Suárez, O. Dembélé.
Alaves: Fernando Pacheco, Rodrigo Ely, G. Maripán, Adrián Diéguez, Martín, M. Wakaso, D. Torres, Burgui, Bojan, Rubén Sobrino, E. Demirović.