Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona La Liga Betting Tips and Preview

Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona, La Liga

Sunday evening’s La Liga action sees Spanish champions and current league leaders Barcelona travel to a much-improved Athletic Bilbao. The host lost last time out in their Basque derby against Real Sociedad but that was their first loss in eight league outings.

Where and when: San Mames, Bilbao – 10 February, kick-off 19:45

Where you can see Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona: William Hill, Eleven Sports

Last time: The two sides played out a 1-1 draw at the Mestalla earlier in the campaign – with Lionel Messi cancelling out Ezequiel Garay’s early goal for the hosts. Barca have won the last three meetings at the Camp Nou but Valencia did win 1-2 at the stadium in the April 2016 clash.

Correct score: 0-0 16/1 Offer
Under 2.5 goals 13/10 Offer
Athletic Bilbao double chance 11/10 Offer

Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona Predictions and Preview

Athletic Bilbao boss Gaizka Garitano lost his first La Liga match at the weekend since replacing Eduardo Berizzo, as his side fell to a 2-1 derby loss at Real Sociedad.

However, Los Leones are now out of immediate danger from the relegation zone as they sit in 12th place, having not lost any of their previous seven league outings.

Barcelona have recovered form after winning just three La Liga games in nine attempts by winning eight of their last nine, before Saturday’s draw against Valencia.

They had conceded just two goals in the eight victories ahead of the draw with Los Che, as they have reinforced their chances of winning a fourth La Liga title in five seasons and are now six points clear at the top of La Liga.

Unsurprisingly, the visitors are clear favourites for this encounter at odds of 8/11 with an Athletic victory priced at 18/5 and the draw available at 3/1.

These fixtures tend to produce few goals with just six going in across the most recent three meetings, so under 2.5 goals at 13/10 appears to be a solid bet with under 1.5 at 7/2.

A ‘double chance’ on Athletic to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 11/10 while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 2/11.

If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 9/5.

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One to watch for Athletic Bilbao: Inaki Williams has been in fine form for Athletic this season as he has scored nine goals in domestic competitions and will be the main threat for the hosts in this clash.

One to watch for Barcelona: Lionel Messi is now up to 28 goals for the campaign as he continues his devastating goalscoring form and should be recovered from a thigh injury sustained against Valencia last week.

Long shot: Barcelona have six clean sheets from their last nine while Athletic have seven from their last 13 in all competitions. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 16/1.

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