Just days before Barcelona play their next UEFA Champions League game, they will be facing a seemingly easy test as they welcome Alavés to the Camp Noi in what is expected to be a comfortable win for the hosts. Barça will want to seal a win to continue their fine run of form in the Spanish La Liga and also start preparations ahead of their next European fixture.
The home side will be without a couple of first-team stars including the likes of Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho, Gerard Piqué, Ronald Arajuo, Sergi Roberto, Miralem Pjanic, Sergiño Dest, and Martin Braithwaite.
As for the visiting team, Deportivo Alavés, they will be going into the game without the services of Rodrigo Ely who happens to be the only player out of the tie. Fans in the USA can stream the game live with FuboTV, UK fans can use Premier Player, while Indians can stream the game on Facebook Live. Movistar+ will show the game to fans in Spain and others.
Barça’s last game ended in defeat as they lost to a spirited Sevilla side in the Copa Del Rey in midweek. They will however have the opportunity to atone for their mistakes with the Alavés game. The Catalan giants are on a run of 11 games without tasting any defeat and have gathered 29 points out of a possible 33 in that period.
Likely Team Lineups
Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Alba; Pjanic, De Jong, Pedri; Trincão, Messi, Griezmann
Alavés (4-4-2): Pacheco; Martín, Laguardia, Lejeune, Duarte; Méndez, Pina, García, Rioja; Pérez, Joselu