Barcelona will begin their La Liga title defence on Saturday night when they welcome Alaves at the Camp Nou. Barcelona have won the La Liga title last season in an emphatic manner, with 14 points more than the runners-up Atletico Madrid. On the other hand, Alaves had a decent start to the previous La Liga campaign, but they started to struggle towards the end of it. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Barcelona have only played three friendlies this summer, but despite that, they managed to beat Sevilla 2-1 in the Spanish Super Cup last weekend. The Blaugrana have been pretty active in the transfer window this summer, and we can say that they now have a stronger squad than last year, despite the departure of Andres Iniesta.
Meanwhile, Alaves had a long pre-season campaign, having played seven friendly fixtures. Despite the fact that they haven’t faced stronger sides in the pre-season, Alaves only managed two victories. Away from home, Alaves have won just six of their 19 league trips last season and have lost their most recent two trips to Camp Nou.
Barcelona shouldn’t have problems here, having won each of their most recent four meetings with Alaves across all competitions. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate the Asian Handicap -2 on Barcelona at odds 1.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Asian Handicap -2 on Barcelona at odds 1.50[/bet_tip_now]
Barcelona haven’t lost a single game on home soil last year, winning 16 and drawing three of their 19 league fixtures. Furthermore, Barca have won four of their last five home meetings with Alaves across all competitions. On the contrary, Alaves managed just five wins in their last 15 trips. Our preview would back the Asian Handicap -2 on Barcelona at odds 1.50.
Barcelona to win at odds 1.10
Barcelona vs Alaves Draw at odds 10.00
Alaves to win at odds 17.00
Correct Score odds
Barca have netted at least two goals in each of their most recent four games against Alaves. Furthermore, Valverde’s men have scored at least twice in nine of their last ten home games across all competitions. Our correct score anticipate Barcelona to win 3-0 at odds 6.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Barcelona to win 3-0 at odds 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
We should be able to see goals in this one as Barca are usually a team that scores an average of two goals per game, while Alaves have struggled to keep the ball out of their net in pre-season. In addition, four of the last five meetings between these two sides have ended with over 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction fancies over 2.5 goals at odds 1.36.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Over 2.5 goals at odds 1.36[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Lionel Messi managed an amazing tally of 34 goals in La Liga last season and he is definitely our choice to score the opening goal here. The Argentine superstar has played a crucial role in Barca’s performances over the past few years and we fancy him to have a great start into this new La Liga season. Our first goalscorer prediction is Lionel Messi at odds 2.87.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lionel Messi at odds 2.87[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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