What is the form of Deportivo Alaves compared to Barcelona?
Form does not favor the home side. Deportivo Alaves hasn't won a single game in their last five ties. In their last 10 league games, the eighth-placed side has won only twice, drawing half of those matches and losing three.
While Barcelona has drawn twice in their last four league games, against Huesca and Villarreal, they have not lost a game in La Liga since November 11 of last year. Since that loss, the Blaugrana has suffered only three defeats in all competitions, two coming in the Copa del Rey -- though they would pull off a second-leg comeback in both instances -- and one in the Supercopa de Catalunya against Girona.
Deportivo Alaves vs Barcelona head-to-head record
The Catalan giant understandably boasts a superior head-to-head record against the Basque side. However, it wasn't too long ago when Messi and Co. were shocked by Tuesday's opponent, losing 2-1 at home to them in the 2016/17 season.
Games played: 32
Alaves wins: 5
Barcelona wins: 22
Who is injured/suspended for Deportivo Alaves vs Barcelona?
While Duarte returns from suspension, Jonathan Calleri will be forced to miss this game for that reason. Inui, Maripán, and Burgui all remain on the sidelines.
After beating Real Sociedad over the weekend, Valverde's men are six points away from defending their league title. The boss will thus be conflicted between attempting to wrap the league as soon as possible and resting his key men.
The likes of Messi, Pique, and Rakitic could thus all start on the bench, with Coutinho, Roberto, and Malcom likely to start. Dembele could also be given a breather ahead of their Champions League clash with Liverpool next week.
TV channels and streaming broadcasts
In the USA: beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Radio Barca, Fanatiz USA
In the UK: Eleven Sports 1 UK, Premier Sports 1
In Canada: beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada, DAZN, beIN Sports Canada, Radio Barca, beIN SPORTS en Español
In Australia: beIN SPORTS 2, Radio Barca, Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect
In Spain: Movistar+, beIN LaLiga, beIN Sports Connect España
Deportivo Alavés vs Barcelona Broadcast Information
Stadium: Estadio de Mendizorroza (Vitoria-Gasteiz)
Canada: beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada, fuboTV Canada, DAZN, beIN Sports Canada, Radio Barca
France: beIN Sports 3, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Malaysia: beIN Sports Malaysia, beIN Sports Connect Malaysia
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Voetbal, Ziggo Sport Select, Ziggo Sport 14
Nigeria: Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 7, SuperSport 7 Nigeria
Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal
Spain: beIN LaLiga, Movistar+, beIN Sports Connect España
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey, Digiturk Play
United Kingdom: Eleven Sports 1 UK, Premier Sports 1
United States: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, Fanatiz USA, fuboTV, Radio Barca