Barcelona vs. Alaves prediction, odds, start time: 2024 La Liga picks, Feb. 3 best bets from soccer expert

by 24USATVFeb. 3, 2024, 9:01 p.m. 24

Barcelona's fading La Liga title hopes face a must-win match when Barca face middle-of-the-table Alaves on Saturday at Estadio de Mendizorroza in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Barcelona enter the weekend in fourth place in the La Liga table, 10 points behind leader Real Madrid and eight points behind second place Girona. Barca cannot afford a loss at Alaves if they hope to successfully repeat as La Liga champions. Meanwhile Alaves are 11th in the table with 26 points, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. ET. Barcelona are the -115 favorites (risk $115 to win $100) in the latest Alaves vs. Barcelona odds, with Alaves the +300 underdogs. A draw is priced at +260, and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Barcelona vs. Alaves picks or La Liga predictions, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer expert Martin Green has to say.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Last year he was profitable in multiple areas on his soccer picks, including Euro qualifying (+6.30 units), the EFL Cup (+4.47), the FA Cup (+3.07) and the Champions League (+3.05) among others. So far this year he is 12-8 (+3.39) on all of his soccer picks.

Now, Green has broken down Alaves vs. Barcelona from every angle and just revealed his picks and La Liga predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Barcelona vs. Alaves:
• BAR: Barca leads the league in shots taken (349)
• Alaves vs. Barcelona: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back Barcelona

Barca have one of the best goal scorers in the world in Robert Lewandowski. The 35-year-old striker from Poland leads the team and is tied for ninth in La Liga in goals, with eight. Last season he led La Liga with 23 goals, four more than his closest pursuer, Karim Benzema, and scored 33 goals across all competitions.

Lewandowski leads one of the best attacks in La Liga. Barcelona lead the league in shots taken (349), and their +5.7 shot differential ranks second in La Liga. Meanwhile, Alaves have scored just 22 goals this season; just five teams have scored fewer. See which team to pick here.

Why you should back Alaves

Alaves are playing some of their best soccer of the season. Over their last six matches across all competitions, a stretch that began Jan. 2, Alaves have four wins, one draw and one loss. Just two of those matches were played at home.

In addition, forward Samuel Omorodion enters the game on a roll. The 19-year-old leads the team and ranks 14th in La Liga in goals (seven). In the team's last match, a 3-0 victory over Almeria last week, scored two goals and created another score when he was brought down in the box. See which team to pick here.

How to make Alaves vs. Barcelona picks

Green has broken down the La Liga match from every possible angle. He is leaning Under on the goal total and has locked in two other best bets, including one that would pay plus-money. He's sharing his La Liga picks and analysis only at SportsLine.

So who wins Barcelona vs. Alaves on Saturday, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Alaves vs. Barcelona have all the value, all from the soccer expert who is profitable across multiple leagues, and find out.


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