LaLiga – Season Continues – Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao on Match-day 11

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This Sunday sees Barca go head to head with Athletic Bilbao at the Nou Camp – Kick-off 9:00pm GMT.

Athletic Bilbao are hopeful of taking point sand moving up the table when they visit Barca, as sixth place takes on second in the League.

With the LaLiga season well into its stride, Barcelona have managed to gain 25 points

Following two straight wins for Barca in their most recent games, they will be keen to continue that form going into this fixture.

Also, Barca keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last nine matches is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. With 25 points, they currently sit second in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 8 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws having won eight fixtures, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Barca have won four meetings and drawn one game of their five League matches at home this season.

Barcelona will have secured 28 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Barca, in terms of goals scored (24). Their stand out attacking players have been Robert Lewandowski (11), Ansu Fati (3), and Ousmane Dembele (2). Barca have managed to maintain a strong defence so far, which in turn has allowed them to deliver good attacking options themselves and deliver good scoring opportunities.

Barca are likely to be missing three of their key players when they start Sunday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Athletic Bilbao have so far accrued 18 points in this season of the LaLiga

Athletic Bilbao drew 2-2 when they visited Getafe, their disappointment was further deepened, having previously drawn against Atletico Madrid, they must now try and get a positive result from this fixture.

Also, Athletic Bilbao keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last nine games is astonishing this season. Their position is sixth in the League and they have 18 points, that is, 5W, 2L and 3D having won five fixtures, drawn three games, and lost two matches.

Athletic Bilbao will travel to Barca with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with two wins and two draws.

Winning this fixture will see Athletic Bilbao on 21 points.

Good atacking and defensive team

Athletic Bilbao have a solid defence, with only eight goals conceded in their previous fixtures. Athletic Bilbao will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (19). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Inaki Williams (4), Alex Berenguer (3), and Oihan Sancet (3).

Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Barca and Athletic Bilbao have faced each other 75 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Barca’s favour (47 – 13). Further, twelve of the previous 19 games between Barca and Athletic Bilbao have resulted in a Barca win. The last time both teams met in this competition was February 2022 and the score line ended up with a 4-0 win for Los Blaugranas.

Players to watch

For Barca, Robert Lewandowski contributed with11 goals in 10 League matches so far, while Inaki Williams is one of the top performing players after having scoredfour goals in 10 League fixtures this season for Athletic Bilbao.

Other standout players for Barca are Robert Lewandowski and Ansu Fati with 11 goals each and for Athletic Bilbao are Inaki Williams and Alex Berenguer with four goals both.