Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Saturday, Barcelona will host Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou Stadium in what looks to be a promising clash of the seventh round of La Liga.
Barcelona are placed first at the table with thirteen points from four wins, a draw, and a loss. Currently, they are on a two-game winless streak with a draw and a loss. In the previous round, they suffered a shocking defeat when they faced Leganes. Leganes triumphed over the Catalan team with the score of 2-1. Coutinho opened the goal-scoring sheet just twelve minutes into the half. At the start of the second part of the game, Leganes had a moment of brilliance when they scored two goals in two minutes. After conceding twice in such a short time period, Barca failed to recover and in the end, it were Leganes who took all three points.
Athletic Bilbao hold the number thirteen slot at the table with six points from three draws, one win, and a loss. In the previous round, they suffered their first loss of the season when they faced Villarreal. Villarreal triumphed over them by the score of 0-3. Fornals, Mori, and Ekambi scored for Villarreal in the second half and secured a win with their goals. Despite the loss, they seem to be improving their form and slowly but surely climbing their way up the ladder.
The two sides have had their fair share of encounters in the recent years. Barcelona have been the better team as they have four wins from the previous five matches between them, while Bilbao have just one. At the Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona have dominated and they are on a five-game winning streak there against Athletic Bilbao. The last time that Bilbao won a match there was way back in 2001 by the score of 1-2.
Barcelona don't have missing players for the match against Athletic Club. All players are fully fit and ready for the match.
On the other side Athletic Bilbao also do not have big injury concerns before the game with Barca. Íñigo Lekue is injured and he is only one player who will not play on Saturday. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match.
Possible starting lineups
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Alba, Umtiti, Pique, Roberto; Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinho; Dembele, Suarez, Messi
Athletic Bilbao: Simon; Marcos, Alvarez, Martinez, Yuri; Etxebarria, Garcia, Garcia; Susaeta, Williams, Muniain
Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
What a great football game to place our bets and win a big on Saturday. Barcelona are not in fine fettle and they play with big oscillating in form. They like to play offensive football and for sure will try to score from the first minute at Nou Camp. Barca play very well in front of their fans and they are undefeated in the last 39 home matches. Also, they are undefeated in 34 of their last 37 matches against Athletic Bilbao in all competitions. On the other side Athletic like to play aggressive football in defending and their main objective for this game will be fast counterattacks. They have conceded at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 10 away matches and if want to pick up a point at Camp Nou then have to play much better.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction: Barca to win. We expect from Barcelona to score at least two goals more and our second betting pick for the match is Barca to win by 2 or more goals. We believe Athletic can score a goal, so our risky bet goes on correct score 4-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.