Ath Bilbao – Barcelona : Preview & Prediction
Athletic Club, 12th in La Liga, remains under threat from the relegation zone as Rayo Vallecano, 18th, is only 3 points behind. The Basque club was held back by Real Sociedad (1-2) and broke a series of unbeaten two months (4 wins and 3 draws) in the Spanish league. In the San Mamés cathedral, Bilbao remains on 2 successes in front of Sevilla FC (2-0) and Betis Sevilla (1-0) but was hooked by Valladolid (1-1) on December 22nd. FC Barcelona, winner in Basque territory (2-2) last season, will want to punish the Basque club that had obtained the point of the draw (1-1) in the first leg at Camp Nou. Unbeaten since mid-November (8 wins and 2 draws) in La Liga, Barça will try to catch the 2 points lost against Valencia FC (2-2) at home. The Blaugranas’ performance against Real Madrid (1-1) this Wednesday night in the first leg of the King’s Cup is positive overall and should push the Catalan club to a near success in Basque soil.
Barcelona have four wins and one draw in their last five games against Athletic Bilbao.
Barça won 2 goals to 0 in San Mamés in 2017-2018.
The Blaugranas are on 4 matches without defeat (2 wins and 2 draws).
Barça have taken 16 out of 18 points in their last six Liga trips.
Athletic Club is 12th of La Liga.
FC Barcelona wants to consolidate its first place by collecting the 3 points in the Basque Country.
FC Barcelona should logically dominate this team in Bilbao and return to Catalonia with 3 points of victory.
Ath Bilbao – Barcelona : Betting Tips
Barcelona – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70