Spanish giants Barcelona come into the encounter on a wretched run of form which sees them lying in 12th place with seven points.

Ronald Koeman’s side are fresh off a 3-1 drubbing in the most anticipated match in the Spanish calendar season, the El Clasico, and will need to rediscover their winning touch to avoid making it 3 losses in a row,

The hosts have already lost four times in Spain’s top flight this season but two wins and one draw have brought them seven points, which is enough for 15th in the table at this stage.

What time does Alaves vs Barcelona start?

The game is set to kick off at 11 pm Kenyan time at the Mendizorrotza Stadium.

Alaves vs Barcelona team news

The visitors remain without the option to select Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Samuel Umititi and prodigal son Phillipe Coutinho.

Gerard Pique was suspended for the midweek Champions League victory against Italian champions Juventus but will be available on the day for Koeman.

A possible front three of Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and the returning Ansu Fati is the most likely outcome.

The hosts will be without Pere Pons and Rodrigo Elly but otherwise have a full strength squad to pick from.

Alaves vs Barcelona head to head

Barcelona have won a remarkable 17 times out of the 23 matches these times have gone head to head.

Alaves have only managed four wins, with another two matches ending in a draw.

Alaves vs Barcelona current form

Alaves have won two and lost one of their last three fixtures, whilst Barcelona come into the game on a three-match winless streak.

Alaves vs Barcelona prediction

There is no doubt that the Lionel Messi-inspired side is arguably one of the best sides in the world but their recent run of form has shown that they are beatable.

The most probable outcome is both teams to get on the scoresheet.

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