Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona
Spain – La Liga
Date: Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio San Mamés.
The Catalans seem to be slowly returning to their earlier form. The scorecards have not been that huge, but still performances on the pitch are slowly improving.
The fact that the presidential elections are just three weeks away, is slowly rejuvenating the players to give their utmost best.
As of now, they are placed fifth in the table, and have scored the most number of goals in the competition.
Meanwhile, the state of the Basque club is not that promising. Gaizka Garitano was just sacked, and the team appointed a new manager. And in two days’ time, they will have to line up for a match against one of the best teams in the world.
Right away Ronald Koeman’s men emerge as the favorites. Moreover, they also have a good h2h record against this opponent over the years, and on top of that, they are determined to get back to their earlier form.
By the looks of things, expect a strong performance from Barcelona.
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 1-0 for the Catalans.
- They had recorded 33 of the preceding 39 overall wins.
- They had kept clean sheets in five of the past eight clashes.
- At this venue, the guests had posted 15 of the past 21 wins.
- The hosts had failed to score in four of the former eight meetings.
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Prediction
The Basque club recorded a 1-0 win at home the last match-day, against Elche. In the meantime, Koeman’s men registered a 0-1 win on the road against Huesca.
Going on, Los Leones were winless in 18 of their former 25 overall fixtures, and they had lost two of their past four appearances at home.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a six-fixture unbeaten run, and they had won four of their preceding five games on the road as well.
On top of that, the Catalans had recorded 33 of the past 39 overall h2h wins, and they had posted 15 of the former 21 face-to-face wins at this stadium.
Taking into account these observations, and most importantly considering the fact that Bilbao will be lining up under a brand new manager – expect Barcelona to dominate proceedings this Wednesday at the Estadio San Mamés.
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Betting Tips
To Win: Barcelona @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Barcelona @ 1.75 (3/4).