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Primera Division Gameweek 12
Oct 30, 2021 KO: 19:00

Barcelona - Alavés

Camp Nou Barcelona
Referee: Jorge Figueroa
Depay 49'  
  52' Luis Rioja

Match preview

Aguero to start again - How Barcelona could line up against Alaves

Barcelona will be under the guidance of temporary boss Sergi Barjuan for Saturday's fixture against Alaves in La Liga.

Barcelona begin a new era on Saturday when they face Alaves in La Liga.

Ronald Koeman was sacked on Wednesday following a shock 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano, which has left Barca ninth in the league, five points behind the Champions League spots.

The Catalans can ill afford to lose further ground on La Liga’s leading clubs and have put Sergi Barjuan in temporary change before Xavi is expected to take the reins of the club in November.

Barca’s league position means that they must be focused on each game and even though there is no permanent coach in place for the upcoming clash, it remains one that they must win.

Sergi is not without his injury problems in this encounter, particularly in the midfield. Key players Pedri and Frenkie de Jong are both missing because of injury in this area.

Elsewhere, Sergi will have to do without Martin Braithwaite, while there are big doubts over Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati. Ronald Araujo is not expected to be ready to play in the defence.

Not too much is likely to change for this encounter.

Sergio Aguero may make his second start at the forefront of the attack, flanked by Philippe Coutinho and Memphis Depay.

Sergi Busquets is likely to be the centrepiece in the midfield, with Nico Gonzalez and Gavi playing a role. Riqui Puig will hope that with Koeman gone, he will be given more of a chance, though.

No surprises are expected in the defence, where Jordi Alba and Gerard Pique will be the senior partners. Eric Garcia and Sergino Dest should also continue.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen will keep goal as usual.

Alaves, meanwhile, are sweating on talented goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco but should otherwise have their full panel to play with for this encounter.

Possible Barcelona starting XI v Alaves

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Alavés
  Average Match Rating  
5.6
  Home  
6.7
6.7
  Away  
6.0
6.2
  Total  
6.3

Match statistics

Barcelona
Statistics
Alavés
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
8
7
Draws
5
3
Losses
7
10
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
27
18
Goals Per Game
1.35
0.90
More > 2.5 Goals
12
7
More > 3 Goals
4
4
Scored First in a Match
8
9
Scored Both Halves
4
5
Won More > 1 Goal
3
3
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
27
26
Did Not Score
6
9
Both Teams Scored
11
6
Kept Clean Sheet
5
6
Won Without Conceding
3
5
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
868
541
Possession
65
47
Passes
700
368
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
12
11
Shots on Target
4.37
3.40
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.09
Crosses
13
21
Offsides
2.28
2.19
Penalties
0.10
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.25
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
9.00
18
Interceptions
11
9.30
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
10
22
Total Shots Conceded
10
12
Shots on Target Conceded
4.00
3.40
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.16
0.13
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
13
Yellow Cards
2.00
1.95
Red Cards
0.05
0.05

Injuries

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  7. Meniscus injury image description

In suspension danger

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