Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the La Liga match between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.
We are zooming in on Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona, as the duo face each other at San Mames Barria on Sunday in what surely will be an exciting La Liga clash.
A look at the La Liga standings shows that 29 points and seven places currently separate the two teams.
Form: Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona
Athletic Bilbao Form
Athletic Bilbao only added a single point to their account in their last three games, where they lost 2-3 and 1-0 against Girona and Osasuna respectively. At least they managed a 0-0 draw with Rayo Vallecano. Ernesto Valverde’s side won three of their previous six matches at San Mames Barria in La Liga. They drew one and suffered two defeats, scoring ten goals to six.
Barcelona won twice in their last three matches, but began by losing 1-0 against Almeria, before beating Real Madrid 0-1. Another win followed, this time by 1-0 against Valencia. The Blaugrana picked up five wins from a possible six on their recent travels in La Liga, while scoring seven and conceding three goals. They also lost once while drawing none.
Betting stats for Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona
Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on the data from the last couple of matches that Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona played across all competitions.
- In 9 of the last 10 Athletic Bilbao home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Athletic Bilbao have not lost 10 of the last 12 home matches
- Athletic Bilbao have won 7 of the last 9 home matches
- Athletic Bilbao have conceded in the last 6 matches in a row
- In 5 of the last 7 Athletic Bilbao home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Barcelona have not lost the last 18 matches in a row
- Barcelona have won the last 11 away matches in a row
- Barcelona have scored in the last 18 matches in a row
- Barcelona have won 7 of the last 9 matches without conceding a goal
- Barcelona have won 16 of the last 18 matches
Players in form: Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona
Oihan Sancet has four strikes in six La Liga matches for Athletic Bilbao, who will be relying on his services, when clashing with Barcelona. The visitors are looking to Raphinha, who has provided his team with three La Liga goals.
Betting markets: Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona
Athletic Bilbao claimed seven wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing one and losing two. Barcelona won eight of their last 10 away games, as they also drew zero and lost two of these matches. Barca have not lost to Athletic Bilbao in 6 consecutive meetings.
Both teams to score
Surprisingly, Athletic Bilbao only scored the first goal of the match in three out of their last ten games. Astonishingly, Barcelona scored the opening goal of the match in nine of their last ten games. Barca were able to win six of these matches without conceding a goal. Perhaps a number worth keeping in mind for an accumulator, depending on your betting strategy. Athletic Bilbao have scored in 3 consecutive home meetings with Barcelona.
Athletic Bilbao witnessed over 2.5 goals in four of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged 1.2 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Barcelona, who managed to score 1.4 times in those matches.
Suggested bet: Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona
Here we present a free betting tip for this La Liga match. The prediction is formed as a conclusion based on the abovementioned stats and facts for Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona.