Lucas Digne
Lucas Digne (right) is likely to start for Barcelona against Deportivo Alaves Getty

Barcelona will look to extend their perfect start to the season when they face Deportivo Alaves at Camp Nou on 10 September.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.30pm BST. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 2 HD.


Barcelona continued their 100% start to the season against Athletic Bilbao, with Ivan Rakitic's goal giving them a 1-0 win at San Mames. Luis Enrique is likely to make changes to his starting XI with an eye on the midweek Champions League clash against Celtic.

Neymar is available to play after returning from his victorious Olympic campaign with Brazil. Lionel Messi suffered a groin injury while on international duty and is a doubt, while Andres Iniesta and Andre Gomes are both carrying injuries and are unlikely to be risked.

Deportivo Alaves began their La Liga campaign with a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid before playing out a goalless draw at home to Sporting Gijon. The Basque outfit have lost their last five meetings with Barcelona in all competitions.

Midfielder Aleksandar Katai, a summer signing from Red Star Belgrade, could make his debut for the visitors.

What managers say

Luis Enrique: "I have a team that is very good and I am happy with what I have. Some have stayed and have turned around their situation, such as Sergi Roberto – however others have not. A few have gone on loan and then returned to play – it depends on the will of the player and how well he plays."

Mauricio Pellegrino: "We had clear chances in the first half, but in the second we didn't have the same rhythm and Sporting were more comfortable as the match went on. I liked the spirit of the team and how they approached the game in the face of certain difficulties, and also the defensive solidity which is one of the important facets of the team."

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Barcelona win: 1/14
  • Draw: 11/1
  • Deportivo Alaves win: 25/1

Team news

Barcelona possible XI: Ter Stegen; Vidal, Pique, Umtiti, Digne; D Suarez, Busquets, Rafinha; Turan, Suarez, Neymar

Deportivo Alaves possible XI: Pacheco; Femenia, Laguardia, Alexis, Hernandez; Llorente, Garcia; Mendez, Torres, Ibai; Deyverson