The ATH vs BAR match preview –
In the La Liga, league leaders Barcelona will be looking to make amends to a disastrous loss they faced in the last game as they take on Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Barcelona started the season strongly. They had won every single game up until they faced Girona. But, the biggest shock they received was the defeat the team suffered at the hands of the last placed team in the Spanish La Liga table in Leganes. Even though many of the main players were rested, but for someone like Barcelona to take the foot off the pedal so early on in the season is uncharacteristic. It is time for coach Ernesto Valverde to make sure complacency isn’t a factor anymore.
Similarly, Athletic Bilbao too are going through the dumps right now. In the last five games, they’ve only won a single game, and are having problems in scoring goals. If this carries on they can be seen tumbling down the points table and get in a battle to survive in the La Liga. They do have a team that can finish in the top 6 of the table, the only thing they need is some freshness in the way they approach a football game.
The ATH vs BAR Dream11 and Playing 11 is listed here, so please go through the entire article for more info. Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao, team news and playing XI are listed here as well.
ATH vs BAR Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and where?
This match is to be played at Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain. The ground has a capacity of 99,354 and it is going to be a sunny day in Barcelona with no chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona live?
The clash will take place at 7:45 PM (IST) on September 29th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Hotstar.
ATH vs BAR recent form (Last six matches)
Athletic Bilbao – L D D D W L
Barcelona– L D W W W W
ATH vs BAR Head to head
Athletic Bilbao Won – 4
Barcelona Won – 29
Not Decided – 9
ATH vs BAR Team News:
- Markel Susaeta has served his suspension for the team and is expected to return to the right wing but same can’t be said about Aritz Aduriz.
- Inigo Lekue is the only absentee for the team.
- Unai Simon will be the goalkeeper for Athletic Bilbao.
- After the mishap in the last game, Luis Suarez is expected to start again after being on the bench in defeat against Leganes, as will Philippe Coutinho in the midfield.
- There are no injuries or suspensions for Barcelona.
- Marc Andre ter Stegen will be the safety net for the backline.
ATH vs BAR Probable Playing 11:
ter Stegen (GK), Roberto/Semedo, Pique, Umtiti/Lenglet, Alba, Coutinho, Busquests, Rakitic/Vidal, Messi, Suarez, Dembele
Athletic Bilbao –
Simon (GK), Marcos, Alvarez, Martinez, Yuri, Etxebarria, Garcia, R. Garcia, Susaeta, Williams/Aduriz, Muniain
Players to look out for-
- Lionel Messi
It is once again time for Lionel Messi to take control of things at Barcelona. In the last game the team got complacent, and now is the time for him to make sure that they don’t lose yet another game in La Liga.
- Raul Garcia
Athletic Bilbao’s midfield Raul Garcia has been the best player for the side this season. His ability to not only score crucial goals in the game is integral to the team but the fact he marshalls the defence, when Bilbao is countered, makes him a prized asset.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Atheltic Bilbao vs Barcelona –
Barcelona will be coming into this game to prove a point and dominate Bilbao to win the game.
Barcelona: Manager Ernesto Valverde announced his 18-man squad for the clash against Athletic Bilbao, while the big news is that Samuel Umtiti is not the part of the squad because of a knee injury. And the other players who have been omitted from the squad are squad are Denis Suarez, Malcom, Sergi Samper and Carles Alena. Clement Lenglet is once again available for selection after serving his suspension in the last match.
Athletic Bilbao: For the away side, Inigo Lekue is the only major absentee for this particular match. Markel Susaeta should be starting after completing his suspension.
ATH vs BAR Dream 11 Team Predictions-
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