ALA vs BAR Dream11: Barcelona travels to Vitoria-Gasteiz to take on Deportivo Alaves in the La Liga. Of the last 4 games, Barcelona has alternately lost 2 and won 2. They responded to the loss against Getafe strongly with a 5-1 win over Ferencvaros. They then lost the El Clasico at home but pulled off an impressive 2-0 victory away to Juventus in the Champions League. Deportivo Alaves have had a poor season so far that sees them in 15th place but have picked up some impressive victories with a 1-0 win at home against Bilbao and a 2-0 away loss to Real Valladolid. Their win comes just in time as they are about to face one of the biggest teams in the world and will need all the confidence and momentum they can use.
Deportivo Alaves vs FC Barcelona, La Liga
1 November, 1:30 am (IST)
Estadio de Mendizorroza, Vitoria-Gasteiz
ALA – LWDLW
BAR – DLWLW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The last 5 meetings have been rather one-sided with Barcelona winning all 5 fixtures.
Last meeting: Deportivo Alaves 0-5 Barcelona (La Liga, 19th July 2020)
Live Streaming: Facebook Live
A) Deportivo Alaves Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Deportivo Alaves have just two confirmed absentees in Pons Riera Pere and Rodrigo Ely who will miss out on the Barcelona game.
Doubtful starters: Pablo Machin does not have any doubtful players for this game.
Expected changes: Deportivo Alaves pulled off a great result away to Real Valladolid and Machin is unlikely to change anything to that squad. The backline of Duarte, Lejeune, Laguardia and Navarro should remain the same. Joselu and Lucas Perez are expected to lead the line in attack. Machin might go for a tactical change and move to a back 5 to accommodate the Barcelona attack, but with the same names on the teamsheet.
ALA Playing 11 (probable):
Fernando Pacheco (GK)
Rodrigo Andres Battaglia
B) Barcelona Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Barcelona continues to be without the services of Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Philippe Coutinho and Samuel Umtiti who will all miss out with injuries. Youngster, Ronald Araujo, picked up an injury during their midweek tie against Juventus and will miss out on the ALA vs BAR Dream11 Prediction fixture.
Doubtful: Ronald Koeman has no doubtful players ahead of this fixture.
Expected changes: Pedro Neto will continue to deputize in goal while ter Stegen is out injured. Gerard Pique should be back in the lineup after Ronald Araujo picked up an injury. Miralem Pjanic is likely to sit this game out, making way for a Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong double pivot. Griezmann has had a very poor start to his Barcelona career and was embarrassingly dropped from the squad and may get a chance to prove himself against Alaves. Ousmane Dembele will look to keep his spot after scoring against Juventus.
BAR Playing 11 (probable):
Pedro Neto (GK)
Frenkie de Jong
ALA vs BAR Today Match Prediction Football Match
Barcelona is the clear favourites to win this game with Bet365 and Coral offering odds of 1.40 and 1.44 for a Barca win respectively in ALA vs BAR Today Match Prediction. They have also both placed a Deportivo win at an unlikely 7.50. The Cules have not dropped any points against Alaves in their recent history and have always won consistently scoring 11 goals in their last 3 fixtures, conceding just once. Deportivo has beaten Barcelona just once in their history and is unlikely to emulate that in this week’s game. It should be a smooth victory for the Blaugrana as they look to take back their La Liga title from Real Madrid.
ALA vs BAR Dream11 Tips, Captain & Differential Picks
Captain Options –
Deportivo Alaves –
Lucas Perez – Lucas Perez has started this season with an assist in their impressive win against Athletic Bilbao. He has also had 12 key passes and 13 chances created in La Liga this season. With 10 dribbles succeeded and 10 successful crosses whipped in, he can be a thorn for Barcelona.
Edgar Mendez – Edgar Mendez has been great for Alaves on both ends of the pitch. On the far end, he has a goal from the full-back position and 6 key passes along with 6 chances created. On the deep end of the pitch, Mendez has racked up 6 clearances and 8 interceptions so far.
Ruben Duarte – Mendez’s defensive counter-part, even Duarte has been very lucrative on both ends of the pitch with 7 key passes and 7 chances created so far. In the defensive third, he has 14 clearances and 15 interceptions. He also has whipped in 8 accurate crosses so far.
Lionel Messi – Arguably the greatest player of all time, Leo Messi has 3 goals and an assist this season. Also with a passing accuracy of 89%, 9 shots on target and 14 dribbles succeeded, he will be very difficult to contain for Alaves.
Ansu Fati – Ansu Fati has had an excellent start to the season with 6 goals and an assist in all competitions. He has a goals per minute ratio of 78 minutes per goal in the La Liga and has a pass completion of 80% with 11 shots on target and 13 dribbles completed.
Frenkie de Jong – The 23-year-old Dutchman has been excellent in transitioning the ball from defence to midfield. He has a 100% dribble success rate and has completed 12 of them. He also has a pass accuracy of 89% with 284 passes completed. He also has a pass accuracy of 91% in the Champions League and for his national team.
Jota – Jota picked up an assist in an impressive win away to Real Valladolid and will have his eyes on the Barcelona game. He has completed 100% of his dribbles and has completed 100% of the crosses he has attempted. To add to that, Jota has 3 key passes and created 4 chances in just 144 minutes of football.
Ousmane Dembele – Ousmane Dembele has been in good form of late and has 2 goals and 1 assist in the Champions League and will now look to replicate that in the La Liga. He has a pass accuracy of 81% and has a 100% shot on target rate so far in the Champions League. He has started only one game in the La Liga but will hope to kick-off his domestic campaign against Deportivo.