Barcelona – Ath Bilbao : Preview & Prediction
Before the first round at Camp Nou, where Barcelona host Athletic Bilbao.
If Barcelona leave the hard times behind for a while and start playing, they still do it very well. The clear 0-2 at Elche (De Jong and Puig) is the fourth consecutive success for a team that, together with Real Madrid, now only 3 points away, is ready to take Atletico Madrid back only at the top. Athletic Bilbao, as usual, builds its leagues on their own pitch. Getafe had the lead for 1-‘0 at San Mames, then 5 goals arrived, with a brace from Raul Garcia and a goal from Berenguer, just taken from Turin. In Marcelino’s 4-4-2 Raul Garcia orbits in attack alongside Inaki Williams, with Muniain and De Marcos on the flanks. Ronald Koeman’s trident is by now consolidated: Dembele and Griezmann are the ones who give the most guarantees in the company of Lionel Messi.
Barcelona are third in the standings with 37 points, 13 more than Athletic Bilbao ninth.
The Blaugrana are back from 4 consecutive victories and 7 in the last 9 in the league.
The Basques have not won in 7 rounds away.
In the calculation of the direct clashes of this century Athletic Bilbao is under 36-8.
With 39 goals scored, the Catalans have the best attack in La Liga.
Notwithstanding their well-known quality, Barcelona are also highly competitive again. Bad news for Athletic Bilbao who, away from home, is truly a disaster.
Barcelona – Ath Bilbao : Betting Tips
Barcelona – Win Odds: 1.45
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70