The Copa del Rey final is going to be a very emotional and unique occasion in more ways than one, making our Barcelona vs Alaves preview extremely interesting. For Barcelona coach Luis Enrique, this is the last game on the bench before he leaves the club. For tiny overachievers of Alaves, this is the first final in the club history. In addition, this is the last ever game at Estadio Vicente Calderon, the home of Atletico Madrid who are moving to a brand new Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
Barcelona missed out on the championship title to bitter rivals Real Madrid, and this is the last opportunity for Luis Enrique and Blaugrana to win a trophy this season. They are clear favourites, but Alaves had an amazing campaign, finishing in ninth place in Primera Division, and beating Barcelona 2-1 at Camp Nou in September. They lost 6-0 at home in February, though, and thus our Barcelona vs Alaves predictions are a bit more straightforward.
(Odds taken from Bet365)
There are some warning signs when we make our Barcelona vs Alaves betting tips. Alaves are extremely highly motivated, and their form is superb – they are unbeaten in their last seven matches. On the other hand, Luis Suarez is suspended for Barcelona, breaking the magical MSN trio. Any yet, Lionel Messi and Neymar must have enough power to beat the Basques on their own in Copa del Rey. Both scored in the 6-0 route in February, and it is simply unthinkable that Barcelona will throw away the trophy on Luis Enrique's farewell. Barca would love to finish the contest as early as possible, and the odds on them leading at halftime and winning are good at 1.50. If you think that Alaves are good enough to find the net, the odds on both teams to score and Barcelona to win are phenomenal at 3.00.
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