Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Predictions and Free Tips from our expert tipsters when the teams go head-to-head in Spanish La Liga on Sunday, 12 March 2023.
The Catalans continue their dominant run at the top, and with a nine-point lead over the second-placed Real Madrid, they are quite easily the favorites to lift the title at the end of the campaign.
Meanwhile, Bilbao are on a winless run at the moment, and are gradually losing their grip on a top-ten spot. And to make matters worse, they lost the first leg of the Copa del Rey semis as well.
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Head-to-head stats
The reverse fixture ended in a 4-0 win for Barca, and they are on an unbeaten run in the La Liga that stretches back four years and nine games. They also have a combined scorecard of 8-0 from the past two meetings.
Who will win the match between Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona?
Not only did Xavi’s men register a dominant 4-0 win in the reverse fixture, they registered the same scorecard in the previous game too. They are also by far the best team in the league, and are placed at the top with a nine-point lead over defending champions and second-placed Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, Bilbao are on a four-fixture winless run, and three of these were defeats.
Based on recent form, as well as h2h records, a win for Barcelona seems like the expected outcome.
How many goals can be expected?
The last eight h2h clashes combined to produce 32 goals, while three of the last four meetings at this stadium saw 16 goals in total.
It is also to be noted that the last two games of Bilbao this season at home produced ten goals, and most of all, the Catalans scored the second-most number of goals in the league this time around.
Likely, a high-scoring affair is on the cards this Sunday.
Will Both Teams Score in the match?
Xavi’s men so far conceded the least number of goals in the top-five leagues of Europe this season – just eight, and the season is almost about to enter its final stretch.
It would be unwise to count on the struggling Bilbao to find the back of the net this weekend.
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Prediction
The Catalans are at the top of the table with a nine-point lead, and are by all means the potential champions. They are in great form – winning 18 of their past 22 games, and have a phenomenal h2h record against this opponent.
Meanwhile, Bilbao are on a four-fixture winless run, and three of these were losses.
It looks like Barcelona to Win would be a neat pick at 2.25 odd.
On that same note, they scored eight goals from the past two h2h meetings, while Bilbao have a single clean sheet from their last nine games. Moreover, it has been four years since the hosts kept a clean sheet at this venue in an h2h encounter.
As such, Over 1.5 Team Goals by Barcelona would be a good second bet at 2.25 odd.
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Betting Tips
Barcelona to Win @ 2.25
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Barcelona @ 2.25.