La Liga is back, and Barça return to Vitoria where, a little more than three months ago they closed the 2019/20 league season with a resounding 5-0 victory. It looks like this Saturday's game at Mendizorrotza will be completely different from that one and below, we take a look at five pre-game facts of interest.
The number of consecutive wins for Barça against Alavés, who haven't scored against the Catalans since they won at the Camp Nou in 2016.
Consecutive games without a win for Alavés at home, a streak that they will surely try to end with a victory against Barça.
The amount of goals that Leo Messi has scored against Alavés, and has done so in just nine games. In fact, in the last 5-0 between the teams, the No.10 scored a brace.
This is the number of consecutive games in which Lucas Pérez, one of Alavés' best attackers, hasn't scored. However, the talented forward has already scored three goals against Barça.
Alavés coach Pablo Machín has lost all four of the games his teams have played against Barça, two as Girona coach and two more as Sevilla coach.