Despite only 1 point in the last El Clasciso, Barcelona still holds the advantage with the La Liga table. In general this is the season where they are no longer alone in the same horse as the previous two seasons, instead Barcelona has a "companion" of Real Madrid chasing very close behind. A match of losing points is enough to turn around quickly, so 3 points against an Alaves that is much inferior in class is a must for Messi and his teammates at this time.

After a slow start, the team from Catalan is gradually catching up with the race and continuously getting beneficial results for the race to win the throne in this season. Over the course of 16 rounds, Barcelona gave themselves 35 points and placed first after 11 victories, 2 points and 3 losses. Currently their main opponent is Real Madrid, the team chasing harshly behind when it is equal but poor in goal difference. In the last 5 matches, the army of coach Ernesto Valverde has been unbeaten, including 2 consecutive points-to-match matches against Real Sociedad and Real Madrid. In this round Barcelona has the opportunity to find the winning circuit when only facing Alaves, the opponent they have won all the last 6 confrontations.

Alaves this season are not really impressive, specifically the team from Álava is ranked 14th on the table after 5 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses, gaining 19 points and only the group attended. European cup take 10 points. Currently, they are not in good form with only 2 victories, 2 consecutive losses and 1 unfortunate draw against weak team Leganés with a score of 1-1. The attack was not really impressive with 18 goals, the defense brought many worries for fans when they conceded 24 goals. A truly alarming situation for the Spanish strategist Asier Garitano. Having to march to the Camp Nou this weekend will be too big a challenge for Alaves, will be a competition where Barcelona overwhelms the game completely and defeat is hard to avoid with the visitors.