Barcelona vs Deportivo Alaves – Primera Division.
Camp Nou, Barcelona – 10 September 2016, 19:30.
Match Preview and Betting Tips.
The team which topped the Segunda Division last term to earn the promotion among the elite for the first time since 2005/06 will face the toughest possible challenge in the league competition. Deportivo Alaves will visit Camp Nou to play Barcelona in the third round of Primera Division this Saturday.
Barcelona demolished Real Betis in the opening round at Camp Nou with 6 – 2. Luis Suarez, who is playing absolutely phenomenal at the start of the new campaign, has completed a hat-trick in that match, while Lionel Messi scored a brace. Arda Turan, who skipped the national team action against Croatia in WC Qualification, added one himself to complete the scoresheet. The second round match at Athletic Club was, as expected, much more difficult for Blaugrana, but Luis Enrique squad played super mature. Although they could have scored more goals, Ivan Rakitic’s effort made all the difference between the teams at the end. Barca will have a huge handicap because Lionel Messi will not be able to feature the match, following an injury for his national team against Uruguay.
Deportivo Alaves signed Daniel Torres from Independiente Medellin and one of the best players of Serbian Superliga Aleksandar Katai from the champions Red Star Belgrade. It will be interesting to see how the team will reach among the elite. They will surely be the main candidates for relegation, but they surprised everyone in Spain producing a major upset in the opening round when they held Atletico Madrid to a 1 – 1 draw at Vicente Calderon. Mauricio Pellegrino squad played goalless with Sporting Gijon in the second round on home ground.
Barcelona will obviously be heavy favourites to win the match even without their main star. However, the odds of 1/10 will not make anyone rich. Instead, we would advise backing Barcelona to cover two goals handicap at much more acceptable 9/10 odds. Luis Suarez and Neymar can surely cause a great damage to visitor’s defense and you won’t make a mistake backing either of the two in-form attackers to score anytime.
Barcelona vs Deportivo Alaves Betting Tips.
Barca -2.5 handicap 9/10 – Get best odds here.
Barcelona -1.5 handicap in the first half 13/10 – Get best odds here.
Luis Suarez to score anytime 9/20 – Get best odds here.