Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Match Analysis & Prediction

Athletic Bilbao

03/03/2024 11:00 pm

Barcelona

Fresh from securing their spot in the final of the Copa del Rey with an impressive victory over Atletico Madrid, Athletic Bilbao will switch their attention back to La Liga on Sunday, hosting Barcelona at San Mames Baria.

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Athletic occupy fifth position in the La Liga table, three points behind fourth-placed Atletico in the battle for the Champions League spots, while Barcelona are third, eight points ahead of their opponents here and also eight behind league leaders Real Madrid.

The Lions have won just one of their last three league matches, which was a 3-2 victory over Girona in their last home La Liga game on February 19, but they will enter this contest off the back of a 3-1 defeat to Real Betis last weekend, whic proved to be their first loss in Spain’s top flight since January 20.

Ernesto Valverde’s side are seven points ahead of sixth-placed Real Betis and just three behind Atletico in fourth, with the team firmly in the mix for a Champions League finish.

Athletic have the third-best home record in the league this season, picking up 32 points from 13 matches, recording 10 wins in the process, which will hand them confidence heading into this game.

Barcelona will bring a six-game unbeaten run across all competitions into this match, with the team winning four and drawing two of their six games since Xavi announced that he would be standing down as head coach at the end of the 2023-24 campaign.

The team’s sporting director Deco has opened the door for Xavi to stay on as manager, and it is certainly a situation to watch in the coming weeks, but the head coach said after last weekend’s 4-0 victory over Getafe that he stands by his initial decision to move on.

Barca have won their last two La Liga matches against Celta Vigo and Getafe, and they sit just two points behind second-placed Girona and eight from leaders Real Madrid, with a title challenge still possible at this stage of the campaign.

The Catalan outfit are unbeaten away from home in La Liga this season, winning seven and drawing five of their 12 matches, boasting the third-best away record in the division.

Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona Head to head

In the 79 previous meetings between these two teams, Athletic have claimed 14 victories while Barcelona have won 50, and they have drawn in 15. Barcelona have scored 166 goals and conceded 72 in the process.

  • 27/02/2022
    Barcelona
    4
    Athletic Bilbao
    0
    La Liga
  • 23/10/2022
    Barcelona
    4
    Athletic Bilbao
    0
    La Liga
  • 12/03/2023
    Athletic Bilbao
    0
    Barcelona
    1
    La Liga
  • 22/10/2023
    Barcelona
    1
    Athletic Bilbao
    0
    La Liga
  • 24/01/2024
    Athletic Bilbao
    E 4
    Barcelona
    2
    Copa del Rey

Athletic Bilbao Team News

Athletic are again set to be without the services of Yuri Berchiche and Ander Herrera for this match, with the duo struggling with hamstring issues.

Nico Williams will be missing through suspension due to his red card against Real Betis last weekend, while Dani Vivian picked up a milestone yellow cards in the same match and will also miss out.

Athletic Bilbao's Last 5 Matches

  • 07/02/2024
    Atletico Madrid
    0
    Athletic Bilbao
    1
    Copa del Rey
  • 12/02/2024
    Almeria
    0
    Athletic Bilbao
    0
    La Liga
  • 19/02/2024
    Athletic Bilbao
    3
    Girona
    2
    La Liga
  • 25/02/2024
    Real Betis
    3
    Athletic Bilbao
    1
    La Liga
  • 29/02/2024
    Athletic Bilbao
    3
    Atletico Madrid
    0
    Copa del Rey

Barcelona Team News

Gavi, Alejandro Balde and Marcos Alonso remain unavailable for selection, while Ferran Torres just misses out once again, with the Spaniard in the final stages of his recovery from a thigh issue.

Pedri is set to return, with the Spaniard expected to replace Joao Felix down the left, but Raphinha should keep his place on the right.

Barcelona's Last 5 Matches

  • 03/02/2024
    Alaves
    1
    Barcelona
    3
    La Liga
  • 11/02/2024
    Barcelona
    3
    Granada
    3
    La Liga
  • 17/02/2024
    Celta Vigo
    1
    Barcelona
    2
    La Liga
  • 21/02/2024
    Napoli
    1
    Barcelona
    1
    Champions League
  • 24/02/2024
    Barcelona
    4
    Getafe
    0
    La Liga

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