Primera Division Gameweek 22
Jan 23, 2022 KO: 20:00

Alavés - Barcelona

Estadio de Mendizorroza Vitoria-Gasteiz
Referee: Jorge Figueroa
  87' De Jong

Match preview

Fati injured - How Barcelona could line up against Alaves

Ansu Fati picked up an injury in the recent defeat against Athletic Bilbao and will be unavailable for Barcelona

Barcelona will be without star winger Ansu Fati for Sunday's La Liga fixture against Alaves.

The young Spaniard has fought injury issues constantly in his short career and has suffered another setback as against Athletic Bilbao on Thursday he was forced to withdraw, eventually leaving the pitch in tears.

It is believed he could be missing for up to six weeks.

Samuel Umtiti recently signed a new contract with Barcelona but he is set to miss much of the remainder of the season due to injury.

Gavi will be missing for this one due to a suspension after being dismissed against Granada.

Like Fati, Pedri also had to come off injured in the Copa del Rey loss against Athletic Bilbao, but his problem is not believed to be serious so he should feature versus Alaves.

Memphis Depay remains a doubt, while Ousmane Dembele will likely not play for Barcelona again after being told to leave the club this month.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen will start in goal behind a back four of Dani Alves, Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba.

With Gavi unavailable, Nico will come into the midfield three alongside Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong.

Barca are desperately short of options in attack so Ferran Jutgla might start again, with Luuk de Jong recalled.

Ferran Torres will continue, too.

Predicted Barcelona XI v Alaves

Match statistics

Alavés
Statistics
Barcelona
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
5
8
Draws
5
6
Losses
10
6
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
19
28
Goals Per Game
0.95
1.40
More > 2.5 Goals
8
10
More > 3 Goals
3
7
Scored First in a Match
5
10
Scored Both Halves
2
5
Won More > 1 Goal
2
2
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
28
26
Did Not Score
7
4
Both Teams Scored
9
12
Kept Clean Sheet
5
5
Won Without Conceding
4
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
11
14
Shots on Target
3.15
4.20
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.11
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.41
2.80
Penalties
0.20
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.25
0.25
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
13
10
Shots on Target Conceded
4.42
3.47
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.14
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
14
16
Yellow Cards
0.00
0.00
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

Injuries

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  7. Tendon injury image description
  8. Foot Injury image description
  9. Unknown image description
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Suspended

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In suspension danger

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