📍 Final whistle in Vitoria! ⚽ Alavés 0-2 FC Barcelona 👟@ Carlesale10 and @ LuisSuarez9 👏 Another victory in @LaLiga! 🔵🔴 # AlavésBarça pic.twitter.com/WtzxJYtfWD
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 23, 2019
Alaves vs Barca
Barca's 2-1 victory over Sociedad in the last round could not make difficult fans satisfied. But it's okay because the Catalan giant has got 3 important points that they aim to continue to maintain a 9 point gap with Atletico Madrid. In order to be sure to proclaim the king in La Liga this season, Barca need 6 more points. Obviously Valverde and his teachers wanted to solve the national arena as soon as possible to concentrate fully on the Champions League in May, so the two La Liga matches in April would be an opportunity for them to complete the plan mine.
In the last 6 appearances, Barca are unbeaten with 3 wins and 3 draws, keeping 4 clean sheets and scoring 12 goals. If alone in the La Liga arena, they have been unbeaten for so long that no one remembers the last time they failed. The away style of Messi and his teammates is also very high when he fails to beat all 10 marches away from home. Barca's sheer strength in La Liga makes it difficult for Alaves to think of a victory tonight, even if they will be playing at home.
The season has 5 rounds, so Alaves still has a chance for a position in the top 6 while being 6 points behind Sevilla. But that is only in theory, but in reality it is unlikely that Alaves is playing extremely unstable in the end of the season. Specifically, the Mudizorroza team has 5 consecutive rounds of unknown victory, instead of 3 losses and 2 draws. At home they played quite well with 3/4 times unbeaten guests, but that doesn't make sense when their guests in this round are Barcelona giants.
Remember that in the past 12 years, Alaves has never won any points when welcoming Barca on the house, not even once has broken the net of this team. Therefore, the fate of Alaves after the match tonight seems to be predictable.