The Basques from Athletic Bilbao will take on the Catalans from Barcelona in a highly anticipated game from round 23 in La Liga. The hosts are 12th in the table with 26 points, with just three separating them from the relegation zone. Barca are top of the league, with 50 points, six ahead of Atletico Madrid and eight in front of Real Madrid. Expect a tense affair as Athletic will do everything within their powers to gain at least a point from the favourites Barcelona.
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last H2H games home/away|
|Athletic Bilbao||Loss||3 W/ 3 D/ 14 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 6 L|
|Barcelona||Win||14 W/ 3 D/ 3 L||6 W/ 1 D/ 3 L|
Last game between the teams: 29.09.2018 Barcelona – Athletic Bilbao 1:1; Munir El Haddadi 84’; Oscar de Marcos 41′
Last game at this venue: 28.10.2017 Athletic Bilbao – Barcelona 0:2; Lionel Messi 36’, Paulinho 90’
Worth mentioning: Just two of the last H2H clashes featured over 2,5 goals and two saw both teams hitting the back of the net. The teams have not ended in a draw when playing in Bilbao since 2013, nine games ago. Barcelona have managed to keep three clean sheets from the last five outings at San Mames, with only the other two games seeing both teams scoring and producing over 2,5 goals.
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Stats
|As of 08.02||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Athletic Bilbao||Loss||5 W/ 3 D/ 2 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
|Barcelona||Draw||6 W/ 2 D/ 2 L||3 W/ 0 D/ 2 L|
Last game Athletic Bilbao: 02.02.2019 Real Sociedad – Athletic Bilbao 2:1; Mikel Oyarzabal 16’, Jose Willian 45’; Raul Garcia 82’
Last game Barcelona: 06.02.2019 Barcelona – Real Madrid 1:1; Malcom 57’; Lucas Vazquez 6′
Top performers Athletic Bilbao: Inaki Williams 7 goals 3 assists, Iker Muniain 6 goals 1 assist, Ibai Gomez 3 goals 2 assists.
Top performers Barcelona: Lionel Messi 21 goals 10 assists, Luis Suarez 15 goals 5 assists, Ousmane Dembele 8 goals 3 assists.
|Last 10 games||Goals scored:conceded||Over 2,5 goals||Goal/Goal||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Athletic Bilbao were going four games unbeaten, prior to the Basque derby against Real Sociedad which they lost and that was the only game from the last five for Athletic that featured over 2,5 goals. They managed to keep three clean sheets on the process. Barcelona are coming into this game on the back of two draws in the home games against Valencia for the league and Real Madrid for Copa Del Rey. The Catalans have not lost a league game away from home since the end of September, when they went down 2:1 to Leganes.
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona News
Missing players Athletic Bilbao: Ander Capa, Peru Nolaskoain, Unai Simon, Aritz Aduriz, Inigo Lekue.
Missing players Barcelona: Jordi Alba, Jasper Cillessen, Ousmane Dembele, Samuel Umtiti, Rafinha Alcantara.
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Predictions
Both teams to score & over 2,5 goals – 2.00 @ bet365