Athletic Bilbao welcomes the leader Barcelona
Athletic Bilbao welcomes the leader Barcelona in a match from the 10th round of the Spanish La Liga. We will offer you our today soccer betting predictions for this game.
Barcelona are the confident leader in La Liga after the first nine rounds being played. The Catalan giants have a record of eight wins and just one draw and four points advantage in front of Valencia. Ernesto Valverde’s team is being perfect so far, if we exclude the draw against Atletico in Madrid.
Last season Barca lost the title to its archrival Real Madrid, but now the Catalans are highly motivated to fix their mistake and to return on the top. They started their quest for the title in the best way possible – with winning almost every one of their matches so far.
Meanwhile Athletic Bilbao are 11th in the league with 11 points won so far. Their record so far is three wins, two draws and four defeats. They are inconsistent since the start of the new season, which is a problem for them. If they do not improve their performance soon, they could miss out on their objectives – reaching the European competitions.
Let’s have a look at the team news before the game.
Barcelona are without the injured Ousmane Dembele and Rafinha, while Aleix Vidal, Arda Turan and Jordi Alba are doubtful for the Los Cules. Everyone else in Valverde’s squad is fit and ready to play.
Athletic can’t use the injured Iker Muniain and Iker Undabarrene, while Mikel Balenziaga and Oscar De Marcos are doubtful for the clash.
It’s difficult to play in Bilbao and Barcelona know this. It won’t be shocking, if the leader lose some points at the San Mames Barria. But Barca are a favourite here, because of overall quality and form. These are our today soccer betting predictions for this game. Good luck!