In the upcoming fixture of the La Liga, Barcelona is locking horns with Athletic Bilbao in their backyard. Barcelona has been in a great form and is also expected that they would dominate the game from the start. For the away team, this won’t be an easy fixture even though they defeated Leganes in their last match and they would be high on confidence but this game would be just too difficult for them to register a win. The preview of this match is listed below.
When and where –
This match is to be played at Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain. The ground has a capacity of 99, 354 and it may drizzle in Barcelona which would only add to the excitement of this game. The clash will take place at 8:45 PM (IST) on March 18, 2018 and this match will be available to watch on Sony LIV app.
Barcelona – D W W D W W
Athletic Bilbao – D L W D L W
Luis Suarez us suspended and cannot play this game for the home side so it is expected that Paco Alcacer would replace him in this game in the front. Ousmane Dembele and Phillippe Coutinho are expected to feature in this game from the start. Sergio Busquets is out for some time so Andres Iniesta and Paulinho are expected to feature in the midfield.
Mikel Balenziaga is expected to get a starting berth in this game after being rested out in the match against Marseille. Mikel San Jose with benat will start in the central line of defense for the away team in this game. Mikel Rico is injured and is doubtful for the guests for this game. Markel Susaeta is expected to feature in this match over Inigo Cordoba in this game.
Barcelona – Stegen (GK), Alba, Umtiti, Pique, Roberto, Dembele, Iniesta, Rakitic, Coutinho, Alcacer, Messi
Athletic Bilbao – Arrizabalaga (GK), Marcos, Nunez, Martinez, Balenziaga, Etxebarria, Jose, Williams, Garcia, Susaeta, Aduriz
Our bet is on the home team for this game because they are currently the league leaders of La Liga and is expected that they would win this game because they have Lionel Messi, one of the two football wizards of our generation as of now. Moreover, Barcelona has won 23 of their last 25 matches in their home ground and Barcelona remain undefeated in 33 of their last 36 matches against Athletic Bilbao in all competitions.
THIS BAR VS ATH MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.